Training courses


It is a core element of Bolton Hospice’s mission and vision to deliver quality education programmes to our workforce and stakeholders; using our experience and expertise to develop others is fundamental to our work and the wider palliative and end of life care community.

We are pleased to offer a range of short courses to help your development, whether it be professional or personal. You will find a selection of learning opportunities that address many aspects of clinical, communication and care issues and further to feedback and demand, we have introduced new courses in line with current end of life care issues sought-after topics.

The range of study days is available for a variety of healthcare professionals and we can always look to tailor our delivery to meet your particular requirements so please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your needs.

Advanced Care Planning and Communication Skills - 20th October

An interactive and thought provoking short course which explores the value of supporting people at end of life to fulfil their wishes.

Advance care planning (ACP) is the process of discussing and planning ahead to support people at the end of their lives. Highlighted as one of the most difficult areas for health care professionals, advance care planning can greatly help guide patients, families and professionals in decision-making for care at the end of life.

Rules of Thumb - Practical ways of supporting people with dementia at the end of life

The course has been developed by two local hospices in Greater Manchester and EOLP, and aims to address and discuss some of the aspects of care that professionals come across when working with people with dementia at the very end-of-life. These course dates have been fully funded by Dementia UK and Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership.

Palliative Care Emergencies - 5th November

This course for 2021 examines what constitutes a palliative emergency and exploring the management and treatment for each individual.

This is a short interactive course aimed to provide an introduction for anyone who is interested in learning more.

Supporting Teenagers through Loss, Grief and Bereavement - 11th November

The course which began in October 2019 & has trained over 150 teaching staff and pastoral support, enabling secondary school staff to learn how they can support the teenagers they work with facing or experiencing bereavement.

It also provides delegates with a meaningful toolkit to utilise when supporting young people. This course is suitable for anyone working with teenagers with experience of loss, grief and bereavement.

Rules of Thumb - Practical ways of supporting people with dementia at the end of life

The course has been developed by two local hospices in Greater Manchester and EOLP, and aims to address and discuss some of the aspects of care that professionals come across when working with people with dementia at the very end-of-life. These course dates have been fully funded by Dementia UK and Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership.

Rules of Thumb - Practical ways of supporting people with dementia at the end of life

The course has been developed by two local hospices in Greater Manchester and EOLP, and aims to address and discuss some of the aspects of care that professionals come across when working with people with dementia at the very end-of-life. These course dates have been fully funded by Dementia UK and Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership.