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Health & Social Care

Mode of study Distance Learning
Duration Please ring for details
Course code PLR2ODL038 (1920)
  • Who is it for?

    This course will be ideal for health and social care workers who wish to improve their knowledge and understanding of end of life and palliative care. It also has relevance to all types of care settings, including hospices, care homes, care in the community and primary care.

  • Entry Requirements

    There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this course. Good numeracy and literacy skills are advantageous.

  • What does the course involve?

    The course aims to develop the learner’s knowledge and understanding of: the different perspectives on death and dying; the aims of end of life care; the support needed to manage pain and discomfort; how dementia impacts on end of life care and how to provide appropriate support to individuals with this condition at the end of life; the role of the health and social care worker at the time of death, and how to appropriately support the bereaved. The course comprises five mandatory units arranged into three modules: Unit 01: Understand how to work in end of life care Unit 02: Understand how to provide support to manage pain and discomfort Unit 03: End of life care and dementia Unit 04: Understand the role of the care worker in time of death Unit 05: Understand loss and grief in end of life care

  • How is the course assessed?

    To pass this qualification, learners are required to complete three formal assessments (one after each module) which are submitted to us for marking

  • Additional Notes

    This course is currently being offered free of charge. If, however, the learner withdraws early without reason, a charge may be incurred to cover the cost of the supplied materials.

  • What do I do next?

    If you are interested in enrolling or would like further information, please contact the Distance Learning Team on 01743 342355 or email odlenquiries@scg.ac.uk. We will advise you about the course, how to study, examinations and tutor support. Please note: course fees are payable at the time of your enrolment.

Gareth Matthews

Gareth Matthews

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care
Previous school: William Brookes School

When I was younger I spent a lot of time in hospital and the wonderful staff inspired me to pursue a career as a midwife. The teachers always answer your queries and help you manage your time. Last year I got a distinction for Level 2 and was eager to come back this year. The partnership between SCG and the NHS offers an amazing opportunity. I have started as a Health Care Assistant at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

Rhona Darling

Rhona Darling

Health & Social Care BTEC
Previous Institution: Meole Brace School, Shrewsbury

Currently, I am a student midwife at De Montfort University in Leicester. Being able to study Health and Social Care and A Level Biology helped me prepare for university and provided me with the vocational skills and experiences, together with the academic ability, which gave me a significant advantage in an extremely competitive course and profession. It was the best decision I made choosing these courses.

Nicole Milner

Nicole Milner

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care
Previous school: Meole Brace School, Shrewsbury

I want to become a paramedic and the work placements you do on this course have helped me get my foot in the door and start on my way to my dream career. I especially enjoy learning the psychological side of Health & Social Care.

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