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.

Supporting Families & Children through Loss, Grief and Bereavement - 14th July

This course is suitable for anyone wishing to increase their knowledge and understanding of issues surrounding children experiencing loss, grief and bereavement and how to deal with these situations.

The experience of long term conditions/life limiting illnesses brings loss and change for individuals and their families. Many practitioners lack confidence in knowing how to support someone through the impact of loss and bereavement.

Advanced Care Planning and Communication Skills - 21st July

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.

Real Plan course - 3rd August (NOW FULLY BOOKED)

Within healthcare we know that some conversations and communication exchanges will be difficult. With the right skills and training it is possible to increase our confidence in this challenging area.

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.

Supporting Families & Children through Loss, Grief and Bereavement - 29th September

This course, of which two are held in the evening, is suitable for anyone wishing to increase their knowledge and understanding of issues surrounding children experiencing loss, grief and bereavement and how to deal with these situations.

The experience of long term conditions/life limiting illnesses brings loss and change for individuals and their families. Many practitioners lack confidence in knowing how to support someone through the impact of loss and bereavement.

Enhanced Communication Skills - 4th October (NOW FULLY BOOKED)

This one day workshop focuses on the theory and practical skills required to communicate sensitively and effectively. Good communication is vital in the work we do and has been shown to enhance dignity and respect, preferred place of care, reduce complaints and improve not only the care you give but the environment you work in.

Real Plan course - 1st November

Within healthcare we know that some conversations and communication exchanges will be difficult. With the right skills and training it is possible to increase our confidence in this challenging area.

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.

Advanced Care Planning and Communication Skills - 17th November

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.