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Course Overview

A cancer 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.

If you work in the Health and Social Care sector, this course will help you understand the vital impact of living with cancer long-term and, the best way to provide support and knowledge about accessing the right levels of care and services for people who need it the most.

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Cancer Support

What will I learn?

Our Understanding Cancer Support course aims to build your awareness and understanding of cancer and how you can offer support to patients. You will study four units:

  • Cancer awareness
  • Diagnosis and treatment of cancer
  • Cancer care and support
  • End of life bereavement care

This course is designed for people working in a health and social care role, however people who care for someone with cancer may also find the course beneficial.

Eligibility Criteria

This course is government funded, you must meet the following criteria to be able to study for free:

  • You must currently live in England    
  • You must have been resident in the UK/EU for 3+ years, for purposes other than study    
  • You must be over the age of 19   
  • You must not be on an apprenticeship

There is a £125 cancellation fee if you enrol and do not complete or withdraw from the course. This fee is to cover administration costs. 

>200 known types of cancer exist
1 in 2 people will have a form of cancer in their lifetime
200-1000 cancerous cells are produced daily
Many cancers can be effectively treated with early detection

Studying made simple!

We don't like to make things more complicated than they need to be... Our courses are designed to be flexible around your work and family life. 

Step 1

Submit your enrolment form

You'll get instant access to begin your course

Step 2

We'll start processing your funding application

A tutor will be assigned to support you through your course, they can be contacted via phone, text or email

Step 3

You'll receive text reminders when your work is due

Your work will be marked by your Tutor and returned to you within 7 days.

Step 4

Submit your work

Once you've finished your course, we'll apply for your certificate. This will be posted to your home address within 6 months of completing your course.

Start your application

If you'd like to enrol, we'd love to welcome you on a course with us! 

Need support enrolling? 

If you'd like support with your enrolment, or want to make sure this is the right course for you, fill out your details below and a member of the team will be in touch. Alternatively, you can call us on 01388 741336.

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