Level 2 Award in Awareness of End of Life care

This Level 2 Award is part of our portfolio of funded Highfield qualifications. Highfield is registered by OfQual to award recognised qualifications under the Regulated Qualification Framework so care settings can be absolutely confident that this qualification is genuine and will be accepted by the relevant regulatory bodies and across the Health and Social Care sector and beyond. However, you don't have to take our word for it - the Government also back this course, with funding available under the Skills for Care programme - so employers will be able to claim back the cost of this course upon successful completion.

We deliver this qualification, predominantly using distance learning techniques from our base in Redditch. We are therefore ideally situated to support care settings and their carers in Birmingham, Solihull and the surrounding West Midlands should learners struggle with the disciplines of remote learning. We can arrange classroom sessions and face to face support with our helpful and knowledgeable tutors - this may well be the difference between success and dropping out. For those who don't have their own transport, our premises are conveniently situated a short walk from Redditch train station.

The objective of this qualification is to support learners who currently work as health and social care workers or for individuals who are interested in this type of care work. For individuals who currently work within the care sector, this qualification provides the opportunity to advance their knowledge and understanding and can be used as part of their CPD.

End of life care is a specialist area of care, but it is also acknowledged that quality end of life care should be provided by all carers when necessary. This qualification will provide learners with a basic understanding of how to approach end of life situations sensitively, respectfully, effectively and with a focus on quality. Completing this qualification learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of:

  • perspectives on death and dying;
  • principles and policies of end of life care;
  • communication in end of life care; and support services for end of life care
Level 2 Award in Awareness of End of Life care

Whilst there are no specific entry requirements learners should have a minimum of level 1 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent. Learners must be at least 16 years old.

Course Structure
This qualification is assessed by response workbook - learners provide short responses to prescribed questions. The course can be taken online or in a classroom environment

There are no exams required to achieve the qualification

Duration of the course
The duration of the qualification depends on if you have had prior learning or prior achievements, this may reduce the needed time to prepare for the assessment. However, the estimated total qualification time is 30 hours. 28 of these hours are recommended as guided learning hours. This equates to approximately a one month timescale but is dependent on a learner being engaged
in their studies, submitting evidence to match the learning criteria usually on a weekly basis to your personal assessor.

This qualification attracts funding from government pathways. Once a learner completes the qualification, an employer is able to recover all the cost outlay plus any incidentals relating to the learning. Step Up Training and Care will assist employers with the reclaim paperwork. Turnaround for payment is approximately 10 days from submitting a claim.

Course Content
Learners must achieve the single mandatory unit

  • Understand how to work in end of life care