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Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Cancer Support

Course overview

One in two people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. For many individuals, diagnosis can be a daunting and overwhelming time. Being able to access the right levels of care and services provides valuable support when people need it most.

As cancer treatments are improved and more people survive cancer, an awareness of the impact of living with cancer long-term and knowledge of how to support individuals is vital for anyone caring for someone with cancer. This short course is great CPD for those working in health and social care but is also suitable for those who care for someone living with cancer.

Learning Outcomes

This qualification aims to:

  • Focus on the study of cancer support in the health and social care sector
  • Offer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a key core of knowledge.

The objective of this qualification is to give learners knowledge of:

  • What cancer is, its diagnosis and treatment
  • The support needs of people living with cancer

What you will learn

A statement of what a learner will know,understand or be able to do as a result of a process of learning. As well as achieve a NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Cancer Support which is an nationally accredited and recognised qualification.

Course content unit 1

This unit contains two Sections:
Section 1: Cancer awerness
Section 2: Introduction to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer

Course content unit 2

This unit contains two sections:
Section 1: Introduction to cancer care and support
Section 2: Introduction to end of life and bereavement care

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Delivery method

Online or Paper-based

Assessment method

Portfolio of evidence which is marked via an assigned tutor. Assessing knowledge/understanding. All units must be assessed in line with the Assessment Strategy.

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