Understanding Cancer Care Support
Course Code: CUCCS
Subject area: Childcare, Health & Social Care
Awarding body: NCFE
Course type: Part-time, Short course
Time of Day: Flexible
When you'll study: Distance learning (learn at a time and pace to suit you from the comfort of your own home or workplace)
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.
The course covers the following areas:
- cancer awareness
- introduction to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer
- introduction to cancer care and support
- introduction to end of life and bereavement care.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.
You will be assessed via a portfolio of evidence.
This course will give you the skills to gain employment in the care industry, and is also an excellent qualification for those wishing to upskill. You may progress to a range of care courses at the College. https://www.cityplym.ac.uk/subject-areas/childcare-health-social-care/
Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2021/22 (August 2021 – July 2022). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2022/23.
If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)