Training opportunities

Our courses | Training opportunities

Below are just some of the training opportunities available through St Giles, but if you’re looking for something more bespoke, our training can be tailored to meet the needs of your organisation. For more information, please contact

Clinical education

Our clinical education programme includes webinars and study days for a range of audiences, from registered nurses to care home staff. These sessions explore the main topics in palliative care, including symptom management, advance care planning, the use and practicalities of syringe pumps and verification of death.

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We offer a range of placement opportunities to enhance learning – including clinical student placements and professional placements.

Students at Staffordshire University, University of Wolverhampton, Birmingham City University, University of Birmingham, University of Derby and Keele University can join us for course-specific placements. We also welcome requests from registered healthcare professionals, who would like an opportunity to better understand hospices and discover what palliative care entails. 

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Summer School

We recognise how important it is for people to enrich their learning experience, in particular for college and university applications. 

Our Summer School gives students aged 16 to 18 the opportunity to learn more about careers in the care profession. The programme includes classroom sessions and practical experiences within the hospice at Whittington.

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Community development

We offer training for employers, schools, community groups and more to enable everyone to talk more openly about death, dying and loss. From Understanding Bereavement Workshops to ‘How I Want To Go’ – a project aimed at talking about advance care planning – we welcome the opportunity to create connections and develop compassionate communities. 

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