NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End
of Life Care

Qualification reference: RQF 501/0117/1

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain knowledge and understanding of the principles of end of life care
  • Be awarded the NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care* – a nationally recognised qualification, regulated by
    Ofqual in England

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

This course looks at the definition of end of life care, explores common questions and themes, informs learners of the range of possible approaches to end of life care, provides learners with an understanding of how to support a person’s familial, spiritual, social and emotional needs, and prepares the learner to confront issues of death and bereavement.

The qualification is designed for anyone who is seeking to increase their knowledge of end of life care in a vocational setting. It’s aimed at those working in the healthcare sector whose job description includes caring for those who have a life-limiting illness and is also appropriate for those who have already achieved other qualifications in the healthcare sector who need to apply their understanding in palliative care.


Our training is split into five units:

    • Understanding end of life care
    • Communication during end of life care
    • Assessment and care planning in end of life care
    • Person centred approaches to end of life care
    • Care during the final hours of life and bereavement care

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.

*NCFE CACHE registration fee of £60 applies