Courses for Support Workers


We offer a series of workshops aimed at health and social care support workers in care homes, the community and hospital settings. The series of three workshops will cover the principles of End of Life Care.


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


£50 per person, per workshop from the start of September 2023


Most sessions run 13.30 - 16.30 but check details below for anomalies.

Hospice at Home Health Care Assistants

Talking about end of life care wishes

Course content

  • Describe ways to sensitively approach talking about end of life care wishes and preferences
  • Explain the significance of cultural and spiritual considerations
  • Recognise ACP documentation (including ReSPECT) and the legal status of such

Available dates

1 October 2024

Caring for someone with Dementia at end of life

Course content

  • Define Dementia and the common types
  • Recognise when the person with dementia is approaching end of life
  • Discuss the challenges of caring for a person with Dementia
  • Review symptoms and how they can be managed including tools that can aid

Available dates

23 July 2024

17 October 2024

Supporting someone who is grieving

Course content

  • Describe what grief is
  • Explain what influences the experience of grief
  • Demonstrate how to support individuals who are grieving
  • Recognise ways to support yourself and colleagues

Available dates

20 August 2024

12 November 2024

3 Day Development Course

This 3 day development course is aimed at Support Workers who are supporting people at end of life. It can be used as supportive learning and evidence for the Care Certificate.

The course will cover:

  • What is end of life care, how do we recognise those approaching end of life, how do we know what's important to them.
  • Understanding holistic assessment using a case study approach and the importance of documentation.
  • Symptom management and your role in this, focusing on non-drug interventions including pain, fatigue and breathlessness an overview of syringe pumps and care after death.
  • Communication, to include conversations with patients and families, communicating with other health care professionals, questioning and listening skills.


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


£300 per person


9.30 - 16.30

Available dates

Option 1

5 September 2024

13 September 2024

19 September 2024

Option 2

28th November 2024

5th December 2024

12th December 2024

Option 3

Coming soon

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Symptom Management

This three-day course is available to Registered Practitioners working across disciplines and clinical settings and is designed to develop knowledge and confidence in the management of symptoms at end of life.

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Workshops for Registered Healthcare Professionals

These workshops are aimed at registered health and social care professionals to enhance knowledge and understanding of aspects of end of life care and application to practise.

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Syringe Pump Training

We offer Syringe Pump Introduction and Syringe Pump Advanced along with bespoke Syringe Pump Training for your organisation.

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Courses for Support Workers

Courses covering the principles of End of Life Care aimed at health and social care support workers in care homes, the community and hospital settings.

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Professional Visitors

Free two hour information sessions for health and social care professionals and students to learn more about the Hospice and our services.

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"I Don't Know What to Say"

This 3 hour communication skills workshop provides an opportunity for anyone working in health and social care in a non-clinical role to develop their knowledge, confidence and skills in this area.

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Technical update

Due to global IT issues we are currently unable to access our electronic patient record system,  this issue is also affecting GP surgeries and district nurses. We are continuing to operate our services, using our business continuity plans.  As always, patient care and safety remain our absolute priority. We are actively monitoring and managing the situation and will provide updates here when we have them.