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About St Christopher’s education

Why St Christopher's education?

Our vision is of a world in which all dying people and those close to them have access to care and support, whenever and wherever they need it. We believe that  education is the key to achieving this ambition.

Generally recognised as where the modern hospice movement began 50 years ago, education has always been one of the three cornerstones of St Christopher’s core business.

Care, Research, Education

St Christopher’s has a proven track record of delivering high quality education and training locally, nationally and internationally through a comprehensive programme of  conferences, study days, practical skills workshops, academic education and accredited training.

Person-centred and culturally relevant education and training

We believe that the best palliative and end of life care education and training is person-centred and culturally relevant, just like care should be. It needs to be designed and delivered in partnership and through relationships.

We seek to involve patients, family carers, communities as well as professionals and innovators, in identifying what information and skills are needed to provide the best possible experience at the end of life in whatever setting.


We have a longstanding collaboration with Kings College London through the Cicely Saunders Institute and the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care as well as Middlesex University.


In 2014 we became the first UK hospice to become an approved City & Guilds centre delivering not only nationally accredited vocational qualifications but our own City & Guilds certificated qualifications.

Our Learning Hub
Our Learning Hub

Looking to the future, we plan to extend our reach further through our new Learning Hub. These new facilities will provide a learning environment which will encourage discussion and exploration of the issues of ageing, living with long-term conditions and dying in the 21st century.

New technologies will support us to continue to provide face to face education at a distance, widening access to those who find it difficult to travel to us.

Talk to us

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    020 8768 4656

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Learning at St Christopher’s

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.
How we educate

Why our way of learning

Including the Namaste toolkit

Library and bookshop
Containing material on all aspects of palliative care, death and bereavement

Other helpful information

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