This course will develop your knowledge and skills in a way which helps you to bring together theory and practice in the field of palliative and end of life care. The course aims to provide you with an award that will give you the necessary professional values, communication and interpersonal skills for caring for this client group, through developing your knowledge and understanding in the areas of symptom management, dealing with loss and grief, and the development of enhanced communication skills, all of which contribute to effective decision making in delivering specialist palliative and end of life care.
The course has been designed to enable you to develop the specialist knowledge and skills to provide safe and effective palliative and end of life care to individuals with a life limiting progressive illness whilst supporting their significant others. The education and training team delivering the programme will prepare you to practice in the 21st century by developing your skills to meet the needs of individuals requiring holistic palliative and end of life care in a variety of clinical care settings.
Successful completion of this award will enable you to progress your studies to the Honours degree in Palliative and End of Life Care.
Compton Hospice Education and Training Centre has a well-established tradition of offering high quality research based specialist modules in palliative and end of life care for over 20 years. The latest technology is embraced within the organisation which includes fully interactive projectors; online multi media and the latest resources in our specialist on site library. The lecturers are all specialists in their field, and are clinical practitioners / clinical links in specialist areas providing palliative and end of life care, utilizing the most contemporary approaches to symptom management and other interventions in palliative and end of life care.
Our track record of successful graduates from our specialist awards indicate many practitioners awarded specialist palliative and end of life care awards have gone on to positively influence the development of palliative and end of life care in their organisation.
This course will build upon, and develop your knowledge, understanding and skills as a practitioner caring for individuals with a life limiting progressive illness in either the acute, community or voluntary sectors. The focus of the modules being the core elements of palliative and end of life care.
It will assist you through the development of skills to analyse appropriate specialist evidence in light of current practice the aim being to improve service delivery and to promote empowerment for life chances and healthy lifestyles for people adjusting to changes in their own health and wellbeing.
Further training and education opportunities
On completion of the award you will be eligible to progress your studies to an Honours degree in Palliative and End of Life Care, or an honours degree in a related subject. Compton Hospice education and training centre offer a range of courses / modules to further develop your specialist skills in palliative and end of life care, or to meet your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) needs.
Students will have achieved 120 level 4 and 120 level 5 credits prior to entering the award.
Applicants will have experience of working with palliative and end of life clients.
You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) in relation to module / course learning outcomes. A request for consideration of RPL needs to be made in writing to the programme leader prior to the course commencing.
Fees for this course have not yet been agreed. Please contact us for further information.
The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2018/9. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact
These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.