Understanding Cancer Support Level 2
More about the course
One in two people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. For many people, diagnosis can be a daunting and overwhelming time. It is 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.
How often does this course run?
Start dates for this course are flexible and can be joined anytime throughout the year. Once you have made your application, one of our advisers will be in touch to discuss your preferred start date.
- A good level of English and Maths is required, for example GCSEs at Grade A*-D
- Equivalent at pass level
What will I achieve?
If you successful complete this course, you will receive a Level 2 certificate in Understanding Cancer NCFE Cache
What will I learn?
Introduction to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer
Introduction to cancer care and support
Introduction to end of life and bereavement care
How am I assessed?
Where can I progress?
Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care
Level 2 Certificate in Common Health Conditions
Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health
Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes
This course is free if you are on an income related benefit, or you are on a low income (a household income of less than £20,817 or an independent income of £12,400).
If you are 19 and over, please call our Student Services team to confirm the fee for this course. Course costs may be subject to change.
If you require information on any financial support that may be available to you with fees or study costs on this course, please contact Student Services who will be able to offer advice and assistance on accessing any financial support that may be available.
Adult Funding Changes
Due to the changes in Government funding from the 1st of August 2019, students who resident in postcodes within Merseyside and Greater Manchester may be unable to access funding from training providers and colleges in Lancashire. You may have to pay all associated course and support costs.
To check if your postcode is part of the new devolved funding legislation, please contact our Course Enquiries team for further future.