The European Certificate in Essential Palliative Care (ECEPC) course is a highly respected qualification, multi-professional programme, designed to meet the needs of healthcare professionals new to specialist palliative care services.  Delivered as an eight week distance-learning course, it will establish a strong foundation of knowledge on which to build your specialist knowledge and skills.

Available date

Spring 2022 – 11 April 2022 to 15 June 2022
REVISED DATE TO REFLECT BANK HOLIDAY FOR QUEEN’S DIAMOND JUBILEE 
(Cost – £475)
Registration open

Cost and funding

Staff working in hospices and care homes in the UK can apply to the Wolfson Foundation (via Hospice UK) to cover part of the cost of this programme. Visit the Hospice UK website for more details.

Course details

Course content is divided into sections:

  • What is palliative care and who is it for?
  • Symptom issues in palliative care
  • Patients with emergency conditions
  • Patients in the last 48 hours of life
  • Breaking bad news to patients and families
  • Bereavement and support
  • Common ethical issues

All candidates are provided with an extensive course workbook and access to a comprehensive virtual learning site and are assigned a facilitator to support them through the course.

It is also recommended you carry out around 50-hours personal study but this will vary depending on previous experience of palliative care.

The culmination of the course is the virtual assessment day which is mandatory for all candidates across the sites.

Spring 2022
11 April 2022 – Course Launch Evening 18.00-19.30 Virtual
15 June 2022 – Assessment Day
REVISED DATE TO REFLECT BANK HOLIDAY FOR QUEEN’S DIAMOND JUBILEE 
9.30am-1.30pm (approx.)

 

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To find out a little more about the course or to book your place, please click on the below link.

 

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