Distance Learning

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Cancer Support

Course Overview

  • Campuses

  • Qualification

    Distance Learning
  • Subject

    Health, Childcare and Education
  • Duration

    10-12 weeks
  • Course Target


Course Fees

*This course is free for all applicants

Entry requirements

Eligibility criteria:

- Age 19+
- Lived in the EU for 3 years.


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.

  • Assessment Criteria

    To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Cancer Support, learners must successfully
    achieve the 4 mandatory units.
    Mandatory units
    D/618/1198 Cancer Awareness
    H/618/1199 Introduction to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer
    L/618/1200 Introduction to Cancer Care and Support
    R/618/1201 Introduction to End of Life and Bereavement Care

    The qualification is internally assessed by a portfolio of evidence

Further Information

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:
• Level 3 Award in Health and Social Care
• Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care
• Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support

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