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Palliative Care Training For You

We deliver an innovative and wide-ranging programme of palliative care training. Drawing on a wealth of experience and expertise from it's professional healthcare staff and Education Team, anyone with an interest in End of Life Care will be able to find the right course for them.

Most of the courses below are open to anyone, although many require an application form that will be assessed for suitability. Organisations are also welcome to enquire about bespoke training courses.

Foundations in Palliative Care

A unique course using St Joseph's Hospice staff's expertise and experience in palliative care. Foundations in Palliative Care provides an interactive and insightful introduction into End of Life care for any health or social care professional that has a role in supporting people living with, or dying from advanced illness.

2019 dates available now

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Advanced Communication Skills Training

Based on the Connected model, this 2 day course utilises an interactive workshop approach for participants to practise their skills and is relevant to all senior health and social care professionals.

2019 & 2020 dates available now

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QCF Level 3 Award in End of Life Care

A 4 day course aimed at health care workers with an interest in end of life care and the impact on individuals, their carers and families.

Next course in 2020 - FINAL COURSE DATE: Please click the "Find out more" button below for details.


£300.  Full 4 days attendance for the level 3 accreditation (award).

£200.  3½ days attendance for the non- accredited option.


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Sharing expertise, promoting excellence. In this unique series of masterclasses, leading professionals share best practice, discuss ‘hot topics’ and promote excellence in palliative care.

Namaste Masterclass for Health & Social Care Professionals
This masterclass is for health or social care professionals with an interest in dementia care - aiming to provide an insight into setting up and delivering a Namaste Care Service, and to help you think about and set up a similar service in your own organisation.
Date of next Namaste Masterclass: Wednesday 22nd July 2020.

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Behavioural Change Management

Behavioural Change theories and models are attempts to explain the reasons behind alterations in individuals' behaviour patterns. In recent years, there has been increased interest in the application of those theories in the area of health & education. This one day workshop explores some of the major theories of behaviour and behaviour change that are essential to the development of effective interventions in behaviour.

2019 & 2020 dates available now

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Assertiveness Workshop

A course designed to help develop an individual's ability in demonstrating assertiveness through the teaching and learning of vital assertiveness skills, which can be applied in various settings.

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Sage & Thyme

Dealing with people in distress: this foundation level workshop (3 hours) teaches communications skills and how to empower patients and carers.

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Conflict Resolution

Training in the de-escalation and repsonsding to actual and potential aggression, including one-to-one incidents.

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Building Emotional Resilience

Available for anyone to attend, this course will develop your understanding of emotional health and use strategies to recognise stress and build emotional resilience.

2019 & 2020 dates available now

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Handling Difficult Conversations

This course will develop skills and confidence to acknowledge difficult circumstances and feelings effectively, sensitively and professionally.

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Verification of Expected Death

This course will help you understad the legal framework governing verification of expected death. The differences between verification & certification, and, Practical procedures & safe practice.

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Stress Managemant

A course designed to help attendees:

  • Analyse their effectiveness at work.
  • Identify appropriate techniques to combat stress.
  • Develop personal coping strategies.

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An Introduction to Project Management


This is an introductory course, providing an overview of the key principles of project management.  It will give you the opportunity to see and try out some of the key tools and techniques, as well as considering how they can be used within St Joseph’s Hospice and to support the principles of our mission.

The course follows the key stages of a project life-cycle and you will see how a project develops from its Initiation, through Planning to Implementation and then to Close-Out. 

Cost per person: £90.

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This course is designed to help you to understand emotional health and resilience.

By the end of this course, delegates will be able to:

Behavioural Change theories and models are attempts to explain the reasons behind alterations in individuals' behaviour patterns.

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