Upcoming Training Courses

Our education team deliver a range of courses on clinical and non-clinical topics. Please read our full Education Prospectus for 2017 with information on all courses we are offering from the new year. Click here to download a copy.

Listed below are some of the courses we are currently offering:

Palliative and End of Life Care in Health & Social Care

Duration: 1 day; Cost: £60.00 (half day rate available for £30.00)
Next Dates: 13th November 2017

Explores the various aspects of end of life and palliative care for professionals working in a healthcare setting, such as care agencies, nursing homes and residential homes.

For information and bookings, please email education@boltonhospice.org or click here to download a booking form.



Advance Care Planning

Duration: half day; Cost: £20.00 (free for Bolton NHS staff)
Next Dates: 17th January 2018 - 1pm-4pm
4th June 2018 - 1pm-4pm

​Click here to download a booking form.

Communication Skills in Palliative Care

Duration: half day; Cost: £20.00 (free for Bolton NHS staff)
Next Dates: 19th February 2018 - 1pm-4pm
18th September 2018 - 1pm-4pm

​Click here to download a booking form.

Symptom Control

Duration: half day; Cost: £20.00 (free for Bolton NHS staff)
Next Dates: 21st March 2018 - 1pm-4pm
5th September 2018 - 1pm-4pm

​Click here to download a booking form.


Dementia in End of Life Care

Duration: half day; Cost: £20.00 (free for Bolton NHS staff)
Next Dates: 16th May2018 - 1pm-4pm
9th October 2018 - 1pm-4pm

​Click here to download a booking form.


End of Life Care for LGBTQ Patients

Duration: half day; Cost: £20.00 (free for Bolton NHS staff)
Next Dates: 28th September 2018 - 10am-1pm

​Click here to download a booking form.


Holistic therapy in End of Life Care

Duration: half day; Cost: £20.00 (free for Bolton NHS staff)
Next Dates: 22nd October 2018 - 1pm-4pm

Click here to download a booking form.

​Opening the Spiritual Gate - Spirituality in Healthcare Training

Duration: 1 day; Cost: £30.00 (free for Bolton NHS staff)
Next Dates: 21st November 2017 - 9am-4pm
6th March 2018 - 9am-4pm


Addresses the need for education in the assessment of spiritual need and spiritual care for healthcare professionals of all types working in a healthcare setting. Topics include:
  • Exploring the meaning of spirituality and religion
  • Considering the relationship between spirituality and religion for an individual
  • Thinking about how we recognise spiritual distress
  • Learning to confidently embark upon spiritual conversations with safety
  • How to best respond to unexpected questions about your own beliefs
  • Be aware of the religious needs and rituals of different faith traditions
  • Become familiar with the standards and guidelines of local spiritual care policies and consider how they are met
  • Create an action plan to take away with you
  • Practice recording spiritual and religious needs conversations succinctly
  • Consider how to report spiritual and religious issues to other teams members
  • Create appropriate spiritual care plans

Click here to download a booking form.

Supporting Families & Children through Loss, Grief and Bereavement

Duration: 3.5 hours
Cost: £20.00 (free for Bolton NHS staff)
Next Dates: 2nd November 2017 - 5.30pm-9.30pm
6 February 2018 - 5.30pm-9.30pm
20 June 2018 - 1.00pm-4.00pm

This course is suitable for anyone wishing to increase their knowledge and understanding of issues surrounding loss, grief and bereavement in families and children including theories of loss in relation to our experiences, how to offer support and importance of self-awareness when supporting others.

Click here to download a booking form.


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