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.

Palliative Care Passport

Please note this course has various dates throughout 2024. Please email education@boltonhospice.org for more information and upcoming dates.

Learning Disabilities & Autism in Palliative Care Workshop - 27th June

Join us for a full-day course exploring the intricacies of providing palliative care for individuals with learning disabilities (LD) and autism, addressing the unique challenges in their care. People with LD or autism have additional needs in palliative and end of life care. Gain valuable insights into person-centred approaches, boosting confidence, knowledge, and communication skills.

Real Plan Foundation Communication Skills - 9th July

The REAL PLAN is a newly developed foundation level communication skills course which is suitable for all staff working in healthcare.  It will give you the skills required to start difficult conversations, effectively maintain the conversation, and be able to bring the conversation to a close.

Dementia in Palliative Care Workshop - 11th July

A comprehensive full-day course dedicated to the intersection of Dementia in Palliative Care. This workshop is designed to deepen your understanding of dementia, with a strong emphasis on a person-centred approach. Elevate your confidence, knowledge, and communication skills—essential elements in caring for individuals with dementia. Explore the Rule of Thumb- a framework for providing end of life care for someone with dementia.

Learning Disabilities & Autism in Palliative Care Workshop - 8th October

Join us for a full-day course exploring the intricacies of providing palliative care for individuals with learning disabilities (LD) and autism, addressing the unique challenges in their care. People with LD or autism have additional needs in palliative and end of life care. Gain valuable insights into person-centred approaches, boosting confidence, knowledge, and communication skills. Explore strategies to navigate the intersection of learning disabilities, autism, and palliative care, ensuring compassionate and informed support. 

Real Plan Course - 10th October

The REAL PLAN is a newly developed foundation level communication skills course which is suitable for all staff working in healthcare.  It will give you the skills required to start difficult conversations, effectively maintain the conversation, and be able to bring the conversation to a close.

Dementia in Palliative Care Workshop - 28th November

A comprehensive full-day course dedicated to the intersection of Dementia in Palliative Care. This workshop is designed to deepen your understanding of dementia, with a strong emphasis on a person-centred approach. Elevate your confidence, knowledge, and communication skills—essential elements in caring for individuals with dementia. Explore the Rule of Thumb- a framework for providing end of life care for someone with dementia.