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Level 2 Certificate In Understanding Cancer Support


This course is suitable for students aged 19 and over.

One in two people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. For many people, diagnosis can be a daunting and overwhelming time. It's important that people can access the right levels of care and services when they need it most.

As cancer treatments are improved and more people survive cancer, it's vital to understand the impact of living with cancer long-term and the best way to provide support. This short course is great for anyone working in health and social care, and it will also be useful if you care for someone living with cancer.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This course has flexible start dates throughout the year.

The flexibility of the course allows you to learn at your own pace and is estimated to take up to 135 study hours to complete.

What will I study?

Units covered include:

  • Cancer awareness
  • Introduction to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer
  • Introduction to cancer care and support
  • Introduction to end of life and bereavement care

How is it assessed?

This is an online distance learning course which is assessed through a series of online assessments.

Full tutor support will be provided by the College throughout the course and you will be able to contact your tutor via telephone and email.

You will complete the course on an interactive, online learning platform and upon successful completion you will be awarded with a nationally recognised qualification and a certificate of achievement by CACHE NCFE.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

No previous qualifications are necessary, although some basic computer skills are required.

This course is suitable for anyone who is already working or looking to secure a role in the health care industry or those wishing to progress onto further education.

What are the course fees?

Course fees are dependent on your personal circumstances and you may be eligible for funding. For further details, please visit our financial support pages.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

This course provides fantastic progression on to further distance learning courses depending on your career aims, such as the level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills qualification.

Take a look at our full range of distance learning courses here.

I'm interested in this course, what should I do next?

If you would like to submit an application to study this course, simply fill in our online form here.

However, if you still have questions in relation to this course and wish to receive further information, please submit your enquiry here.

Ref: Mark Carragher / Claire Walsh

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