HABC Level 2 (NVQ) Award in End of Life Care
This qualification is a 1-unit knowledge award for individuals 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. 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.
It is particularly suitable for Support workers who are supporting individuals at the end of their life, as they must be equipped with the necessary knowledge, skills, values and attitudes in order to provide supportive, quality care. This qualification will provide learners with an introductory understanding of how to approach end of life care situations sensitively, respectfully, effectively and with a focus on quality.