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This 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.

This qualification is also appropriate for those who have already achieved other sector-specific qualifications in the healthcare sector who need to apply their understanding in a palliative care context.

This qualification aims to:

Provide students with a definition of end of life care explore common questions and themes in end of life care inform students of the range of possible approaches to end of life care provide students with an understanding of how to support a person's familial, spiritual, social and emotional needs prepare the student to confront issues of death and bereavement.

Entry Requirements

You will be issued with an Induction Workbook during your first discussion with your tutor; this workbook will determine whether you are suitable for the course. Learners must have the Level 2 Principles of End of Life Care or an equivalent qualification at a similar level before this course.

Ages 24+: Our L2 Distance Learning qualifications are free to EU/UK Nationals regardless of previous qualifications.

Ages 19 to 23 are eligible for free courses if they have already achieved a full L2 qualification or equivalent. Please contact us for clarification.

Ages 19 to 23 who have not already achieved a full L2 qualification may be subject to costs. Please contact us for clarification.


Current experience in the sector or a level 2 in End of Life Care. Basic computer skills to operate the Online Learning Platform are advisable.


CACHE L3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care


This qualification is internally assessed and externally quality assured.

Home Study

Total qualification time is 160 hours. Study will be home-based and at the student's discretion within the timeframe stipulated by tutor.

Work Placement

Students do not have to be in current work in this sector, but a level 2 qualification is recommended.


Please contact the Distance Learning Team to discuss progression opportunities.

Fees and Additional Costs

Our Level 2 and Level 3 Digital and Distance Learning courses are available for FREE to UK/EU nationals aged 19 and over, who agree to take their qualification as part of a Digital and Distance Learning Programme. The programme includes the main qualification and short, additional workbook. Students who choose to take the qualification as a stand alone course or fail to complete their programme within the agreed timeframe will have to pay fees.

There may be an additional charge for work based assessment visits and other costs. You will be advised of any additional charges before enrolment.

Additional Information

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