In addition to sharing our expertise through our range of courses, we offer bespoke training and clinical placements

These are aimed at helping health and social care professionals and organisations understand the services offered by the Hospice.

Contact us for more information

  • Professional Days

    We want to share the knowledge we have gained after 40 years of delivering excellent, quality hospice care and have a duty to provide education. It’s important that we continue to dedicate our time to educate the current and future health and social care professionals.

    So our professional day is aimed at these professionals who are seeking to be exposed to hospice services and spend time with our specialised members of staff.


    A typical professional day…*

    9.00am: Arrive

    9.00am – 9.15am: Introductions and setting individual objectives for the visit

    9.15am – 10.15am: Hospice tour

    10.15am – 10.30am: Light refreshments and networking

    10.30am – 11.30am: Meet the team

    • Clinical nurse specialist  – Community team
    • Inpatient nursing team
    • Palliative care doctor
    • Physiotherapist
    • Occupational therapist
    • Social worker

    11.30am – 12.30pm: ‘Ask it Basket’, ‘Questions and Answers’ session with the team, time to reflect on objectives

    12.30pm: End of session


    Venue: Birmingham St Marys Hospice -176 Raddlebarn Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 7DA

    Cost: £40 per person

    Dates: Friday 22nd May 2020, Friday 25th September 2020, with further dates to be confirmed

    Register your interest today

    *the schedule of the professional day may vary

  • Clinical Placements

    The Hospice offers placement opportunities to health & social care professionals.

    All applications are made via a placement request form and returned to the education department. If you are interested in placement opportunities, please return the request form at least four weeks prior to your identified placement date.

    Fill out the placement request form

  • Student Placements

    Choosing a career in hospice care is choosing to make a difference. Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice offer student nurses the opportunity to explore the services offered by the Hospice through our introductory sessions, which are facilitated by clinical staff and include a tour of the hospice.

    Sessions are available to student nurses from The University of Birmingham and Birmingham City University

    Upcoming sessions:
    • TBC

    Please email or telephone 0121 752 8741 for the latest information.

  • Summer School

    Summer School is free to attend, lasting a single day and aimed at 16-18 year olds who are keen to learn more about what it is like to work in a hospice/healthcare professional setting.

    You will have the opportunity to meet and ask questions with:

    • Doctors
    • Nurses
    • Physiotherapists
    • Occupational therapists
    • Social workers

    Activities will include:

    • An introduction to hospice life
    • Hospice tour
    • Hospice myth busting
    • A day in the life of a healthcare professional
    • A patient and carer’s story

    Learning will be delivered in a creative and professional environment by trained and experienced facilitators.

    Dates: To be confirmed

    Time : 9.30am – 3.30pm

    Venue: Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice – 176 Raddlebarn Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 7DA

    Refreshments: To be confirmed

    Cost: Summer School is free to attend

    Please register an interest here

    Limited spaces available

    Application process:

    1. Application form
    2. Interview process
    3. Final selection
  • Bespoke Training

    We are able to deliver our education programme offsite and can come to your organisation. If you have specific training requirements, we can develop a programme and deliver it in a location to suit you.

    For more information on our external teaching programmes please email our education team on