3 Day End of Life Care Programme

Assistant Level Course

Increasingly, health care assistants and senior carers are at the forefront of delivering end of life care.

This three-day course provides an opportunity to develop knowledge, understanding and skills to work in end of life care.

Course Content

Communication skills
  • Effective communication with the individual and their family
  • Dealing with issues related to loss
  • Responding to strong emotions
Understanding symptoms, maintaining comfort and wellbeing
  • Identifying the dying process
  • Understanding common symptoms experienced at end of life
  • Recognise own role responsibilities within the team
  • Assessing nursing care needs
Best practice in end of life care
  • Identifying tools that can enhance end of life care
  • Advance Care Planning
  • Multidisciplinary team working
  • Core principles of end of life care


  • That the carer will be able to recall the core principles of end of life care that enhance care given during this time and use tools and frameworks to support this care
  • They will be able to identify when a person is coming towards end of life and be able to assess and respond appropriately and responsibly (within their role) to change in symptoms and nursing care needs
  • To develop communication skills in relation to caring for people experiencing loss and strong emotion and feel confident selecting strategies to respond to these situations

Course Cost

This three day Certificate course costs £225 per person, which includes refreshments and lunch.

Course Dates

Spring Term -   28th April and 12th & 19th May 2020 CANCELLED

Autumn Term - 9th, 23rd and 30th November 2020

Ay St Peter's Hospice, Charlton Road, Brentry BS10 6NL