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


02 Mar, 2020
2 - 4 March 2020
9.30am to 4.30pm (registration from 9am)
£300 Early bird until 29/01/20
£300 Affiliated care homes
£330 Regular
All prices include VAT
Wolfson Foundation Bursaries may be available to contribute to course fees
St Christopher's Hospice, London
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Improve end of life care through better understanding

About the event

End of life care is something many health care support staff are involved in so learning how to support patients and their families through this life stage is increasingly important.

The knowledge learned over these three days will enable healthcare assistants and support workers to develop their ability to care for those living with life limiting illnesses and at end of life. The support needed by patient’s families will be covered, as will approaches to remaining a resilient carer. Dame Cicely Saunders, founder of St Christopher’s, said “You matter because you are you” and so this course will take a patient-centred approach, covering the fundamentals of end of life care with a view to enabling more people to die in the place of their choosing.


To apply for this course, please complete the application form on this page. Once received we will confirm your place in writing. Applications can be submitted by:
Post: Education Centre, St Christopher’s Hospice, 51-59 Lawrie Park Road, London, SE26 6DZ
Fax: 020 8776 5838


Wolfson Bursaries are being promoted by Hospice UK via their open grants programme.

A successful grant application would mean the employer/individual is liable for only 25% of the cost of the course.

The criteria and details of how to apply can be found at

  • What will I learn?

    The Level 3 Award is a knowledge based qualification with three mandatory units totalling 10 credits. It is ideal for those needing to develop their understanding of end of life care at the start of their career or to consolidate learning for experienced carers who may not have received training about end of life care. The specialist trainers are working closely with patients and families in end of life care and will introduce the subjects using participative methods, ensuring that there are opportunities for individual reflection and the sharing of ideas.

    The units within the qualification are:

    • Understand how to work in end of life care
    • Principles of working in end of life care
    • Understand how to support individuals during last days of life.
  • Who is it for?

    This award will be of particular interest to healthcare assistants and support workers caring for people at end of life including those working in care homes, hospitals, hospices or in the community as well as agency staff working in continuing care.

    Applicants must be capable of completing a written workbook to achieve their qualification. The application form will help us determine suitability and you need to commit to all four days and to completing the written activities.

    It is important that you tell us on the application form if you have particular requirements that would make the completion of a written workbook difficult (e.g. dyslexia).

  • Who are the trainers?

    Experienced Palliative Care Nurses who are qualified lecturers and assessors of vocational qualifications deliver this course. They have many years’ experience of delivering education programmes and qualifications from levels 2 to 7. They are key members of the St Christopher’s education team and City & Guilds Approved Centre.

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If you have any questions about this or any of our other courses, please contact the Education team who will be happy to help

020 8768 4656

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At St Christopher's, a registered charity, it is important for us to maximise any surpluses to reinvest in the objectives of the charity.

Unfortunately, the manner in which we undertake our training currently means we are not able to invest as much of our surplus as possible, therefore from the 1 December 2017, St Christopher’s Education Centre will charge VAT at the standard rate on our training courses, the reason for this change in pricing is twofold:

i) We want to be able to reinvest any surpluses made from training back into all of our charitable objectives rather than only Education

ii) We want to be able to reclaim the VAT on costs relating to developing and running the training courses