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IQ Level 3 Award in Awareness of End of Life Care (QCF)


Qualification Number 601/2566/4
Title IQ Level 3 Award in Awareness of End of Life Care (QCF)
Category National
Sector Health & Care
Operational Start Date 28/02/2014
Operational End Date 31/12/2017
Total Units 3 Min Credit 10
Min Guided Learning Hours 89 Max Guided Learning Hours 89
Min Age From 16 Min Age To 100

Registration Fee : £35.50

This is the administrative fee that IQ charges centres to register a learner on this qualification, and NOT a training fee. All fees include registration, certification and postage (international delivery rates may apply).

Qualification Purpose

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About this Qualification

The IQ Level 3 Award in Awareness of End of Life Care (QCF) aims to develop learners' knowledge of end of life care in a vocational setting. It is applicable to learners whose job role includes caring for individuals with a life-limiting illness.


Learners can progress to a range of health and Social Care qualifications such as:

  • IQ Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF)
  • IQ Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (QCF)
  • IQ Level 2 Award in Employment Rights and Responsibilities in Health, Social Care or Children and Young People's Settings (QCF)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support
  • Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support Services
  • Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care (England)
  • IQ Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia (QCF)
  • Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care (QCF)
  • Level 3 Award in Awareness of Dementia (QCF)
  • IQ Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines (QCF)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working in Mental Health (QCF)
  • Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care (QCF)

Take this Qualification

If you are interested in taking this qualification and would like to find your nearest IQ centre, please give us a call on 01952 457 452 and a member of our team will be happy to help.


To achieve this qualification learners have to achieve 10 credits from three mandatory units.

IQ Level 3 Award in Awareness of End of Life Care (QCF)
Mandatory GroupMinimum Units:3
 Minimum Credits:10
 Y/503/8689Understand how to provide support when working in end of life care3433
 J/503/8137Understand how to support individuals during the last days of life3328
 A/503/8085Understand how to work in end of life care2328


This qualification is not graded, successful learners achieve a pass.

All the units in this qualification are knowledge-based. Assessment is by portfolio (internally set and marked and quality assured by IQ) which must meet the requirements of the Skills for Care and Development QCF Assessment Principles (Appendix A located at the end of this document). Further guidance for each unit can be found in the assessment guidance relevant to each unit. All Assessment Criteria must be met in each relevant unit to achieve this qualification. All Assessment criteria of selected units must be met.

An Achievement Record for this qualification is available from the website/ on request. All assessment criteria must be met and mapped and the location of the evidence must be indicated in the achievement record.

All learning outcomes in this qualification must be assessed using methods appropriate to the assessment of knowledge and understanding; these can be assessed by a variety of methods including:

  • Question and answer test
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Question and answer verbal (ensure records are kept)
  • Essay
  • Other

Learner Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. However, learners should be able to work at level 2 or above.

Tutor Requirements

All trainers delivering this qualification must have

  • Appropriate teaching qualification e.g. PTLLS , Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF)
  • Subject knowledge

Centre Requirements

Centres must be approved by IQ in order to offer this qualification.



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