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

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  • 4 half days
  • 9am to 1pm (running over 4 half-days) NEW DATES TO COME
  • £1,200
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Quality End of Life Care for All (QELCA) Train the Trainer Programme


People are living longer with complex comorbidities resulting in significant challenges for many healthcare systems around the world. Focusing education and training on the workforce who deliver the bulk of the care at end of life is often seen as one strategy to ensure that dying is managed by professionals with skill and compassion.

QELCA stands for Quality End of Life Care for All. The QELCA© programme is an innovation in end of life care education, designed by St Christopher’s to empower teams of clinicians from any setting or discipline to lead on the delivery of high quality care to patients and families at the end of life.

Hospice and specialist palliative care professionals have valuable skills for supporting and enabling generalists to improve patient care at end of life. If your organisation would like to become a QELCA© Satellite to deliver the QELCA© Programme to other organisations, please download the QELCA© Satellite flowchart which explains the process. The process begins by identifying at least two staff members to attend the QELCA© Train the Trainer Programme.

St Christopher’s will provide you with teaching resources and support throughout the delivery of your first QELCA© Programme. Learning will be assessed by academic assignment and submission of a portfolio of evidence.

Both programmes, QELCA© and QELCA© Train the Trainers are certified by St Christopher’s CARE.

View QELCA©  Satellites Flow Chart

What will I learn?

  • The rationale for the development of QELCA©
  • The theory underpinning the QELCA© approach to end of life care education
  • Evaluation data to date
  • The role of the QELCA© Trainer and strategies to overcome obstacles to effective delivery of the programme
  • The core elements of the QELCA© programme, how to deliver them and what resources to use

Successful completion of this assessed programme results in St Christopher’s CARE certification and entry on the St Christopher’s held register of QELCA© Trainers available to the public via St Christopher’s website. Please note that there are annual CPPD requirements to remain on the register.

Who is it for?

For specialist palliative care professionals from:

  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Social work
  • Counselling
  • Allied health
  • Education

You must have:

  • A minimum of 3 years experience of working in palliative care
  • Support from employing organisation to deliver the QELCA© programme
  • The ability to attend all the training sessions
  • The ability to deliver the QELCA© programme in the next 6 to 12 months
  • The ability to successfully complete course assessments/assignments (at the equivalent of academic level 6) and practical activities.
Liz Bryan

Liz Bryan

Liz is Education Senior Associate at St Christopher’s CARE. Previously she was the Director of Education and Training at St Christopher’s. Liz Bryan has a background in palliative care nursing,…
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How can I find out more?

St Christopher’s exists to provide and promote skilled and compassionate end of life care of the highest quality. We aim to realise a society where all dying people and those close to them have access to the care and support they need, when and wherever they need it. We promote excellence in end of life care by delivering a range of training programmes to students from all over the world.

If you have any questions about this or any other of our courses, please contact the Professional Learning Team who will be happy to help.

Telephone 020 8768 4656
Email education@stchristophers.org.uk

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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.

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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