All education events



“I don’t know what to say…”

1 day course | 26 Jun, 2018

An introductory course on communication skills for front line support staff...READ MORE


Advance Care Planning

1 day | 25 Apr, 2018 27 Sep, 2018

Early bird prices available

Course details Advance care planning (ACP) is the process of discussing and planning ahead in anticipation of some deterioration in…READ MORE

Advanced Assessment in Enhancing Palliative Care Practice

10 days | 22 Jan, 2018

This course is run in partnership with King’s College London and aims to facilitate the personal and professional development of…READ MORE

Applied Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

6 days from September 2018 to January 2019 | 18 Sep, 2018

CBT skills for professionals working with patients with long-term conditions and end of life care...READ MORE

Award in Awareness of Dementia (with added learning on long term conditions and frailty) City & Guilds Level 3

3 days over several weeks | 14 Mar, 2018 11 Sep, 2018

Improve dementia care through better understanding...READ MORE

Award in Awareness of End of Life Care – City & Guilds Level 2 & 3

4 days over several weeks | 08 Mar, 2018 13 Sep, 2018

Improve end of life care through better understanding...READ MORE


Challenging Conversations at End of Life

2 days | 27 Jun, 2018 21 Nov, 2018

Early bird prices available

Communication skills for professionals including advance care planning...READ MORE

Childhood Bereavement Programme

Date TBC

The next Working in Childhood Bereavement courses from St Christopher’s Candle and Hospice UK, accredited by Middlesex University, will be starting in September 2018...READ MORE


Everyday Mindful

1 day | 28 Mar, 2018

Early bird price available

A practical way of resourcing well-being for health professionals working in palliative and end of life care....READ MORE


Foundations in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

3 days delivered over 8 weeks | 09 May, 2018 25 Sep, 2018

Essential knowledge and skills ...READ MORE

Friday Visit for Professionals

Half day | Regularly scheduled

An opportunity to visit St Christopher’s...READ MORE


Health Care Assistant, Assistant Practitioner and Registered Nurse Apprenticeships

1 day conference | 07 Feb, 2018 12 Apr, 2018

Looking in detail at delivery approaches...READ MORE


Introductory Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Physical Healthcare Professionals

1 day | 26 Apr, 2018

(long term or life limiting conditions and at the end of life)...READ MORE


Level 3 Award in Awareness of End of Life Care and Unit 308 End of Life and Dementia Care

4 days spread over 4 weeks | Date TBC

The Level 3 Award is a City & Guilds knowledge based vocational qualification which we offer with an additional unit…READ MORE

Living and Dying in Old Age: Holding it Together

1 day | 14 Jun, 2018

Further information about this conference will be available soon. In the meantime, please contact the Education Team by email on…READ MORE


Management Course for StRs and SAS Doctors in Palliative Medicine

5 days | 30 Apr, 2018


This course is now fully booked If you would like to be notified when dates for the 2019 course are…READ MORE

McKinley Syringe Pump Workshop

Date TBC

Syringe pumps are regularly used in symptom management, particularly at the end of life. Staff must have training before using…READ MORE

Mental Capacity at the End of Life

1 day | 29 Jun, 2018

Implications for practice...READ MORE

Motor Neurone Disease Annual Conference – How far can and should we go?

1 day conference | 08 Jun, 2018

Talks will address this year’s theme, how far can and should we go, focusing on topics such as unapproved medicines,…READ MORE

MSc, Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate in Palliative Care

Date TBC

Highly praised by the United Kingdom Quality Assurance Agency...READ MORE

Multi-Professional Week

5 days | 17 Sep, 2018

Principles and Practice in Palliative Care...READ MORE


Namaste Train the Trainers

1 day | 03 Oct, 2018

Equipping those who wish to promote and implement the Namaste Care Programme...READ MORE

Nurse Verification of Expected Death

2 hours | 19 Mar, 2018 19 Jul, 2018 08 Nov, 2018

According to Hospice UK (2016), delays in verifying deaths have caused unnecessary distress to grieving families. It is acknowledged that…READ MORE


Palliative And End Of Life Care Foundations

5 days | 08 May, 2018

Standalone module at Level 6 (degree) or option module for the post-qualification BSc programme for registered nurses...READ MORE

Palliative and End of Life Care Symptom Management

6 days | 29 Jan, 2018

Applications Student Services Centre (SSC), Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College London, James Clerk Maxwell Building, 57…READ MORE


Quality End of Life Care for All (QELCA)©

Date TBC

Five-day course at St Christopher’s followed by six work-based action learning sessions to be held monthly Watch the QELCA© video Further…READ MORE

Quality End of Life Care for All (QELCA©) Train the Trainer Programme

2 days | 19 Mar, 2018 25 Sep, 2018

Accreditation Background People are living longer with complex comorbidities resulting in significant challenges for many healthcare systems around the world….READ MORE


Schools and Bereavement

3 hours | 26 Jan, 2018 05 Jul, 2018

This half day workshop will look at the effects of bereavement on children and young people and how this may…READ MORE

St Christopher’s Academy

5 days | 15 Oct, 2018

This five day multi-disciplinary programme gives more experienced palliative care health and social care professionals from anywhere in the world,…READ MORE

St Christopher’s Namaste Care Programme Training Package

1 day | 13 Mar, 2018 13 Jun, 2018

‘Namaste’ means ‘to honour the spirit within’ and the care programme was developed by Professor Joyce Simard in the USA….READ MORE


Update for Independent Nurse and Pharmacist Prescribers in Palliative Care

1 day course | 01 Nov, 2018

St Christopher’s are pleased to announce that we will, once again, be holding our annual update for independent nurse and…READ MORE


Working with Children Facing Loss and Bereavement

3 hours | 06 Mar, 2018 25 Sep, 2018

This workshop aims to give the participants an understanding of the issues for children up to the age of 11…READ MORE


Young People Facing Bereavement

3 hours | 10 May, 2018 20 Nov, 2018

This workshop is for those who work directly with young people aged 11-18 and who wish to learn more about…READ MORE

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St Christopher's Education
Our programme

Why our education programme?

We have a well-established programme of high quality, cutting-edge, specialist palliative care education, designed for those working in the UK and internationally.
Studying here

Why St Christopher's?

Education is at the heart of St Christopher’s mission to promote and provide hospice care of the highest standards.
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Why our way of learning

Including the Namaste toolkit

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