Available date

Spring 2020 – 19 April 2021 to 16 June 2021 (Cost – £475)

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. See https://www.hospiceuk.org/what-we-offer/grants/open-grant-programmes for more details.

Course details

Eight week distance-learning course. All candidates are provided with an extensive course workbook and access to a comprehensive virtual learning site. All candidates are assigned a facilitator to support them through the course. The culmination of the course is the assessment day which is mandatory for all candidates across the sites. Light refreshments will be provided. To find out a little more, click here to download the flyer.

Who is the course recommended for? 

The course is also designed to meet the needs of healthcare professionals new to specialist palliative care services who wish to establish a strong foundation of knowledge on which to build specialist knowledge and skills.

A highly respected qualification, multi-professional programme, 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

Please note, however, that attendance at Birmingham St Mary’s on the assessment day is mandatory. It is also recommended you carry out around 50-hours personal study but this will vary depending on previous experience of palliative care.


Spring – 19 April 2021Course Launch Evening 17:30- 19:00 TBA
Spring 16 June 2021 – Assessment Day Mandatory Attendance 8:45am – 1:30pm TBA

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