Summer school

Exploring a career in care: Summer School at St Giles Hospice. 

Our summer school gives students aged 16 to 18 the opportunity to learn more about what it’s like to work in the care sector in a wide range of career paths. Careers could include nursing & midwifery, medicine, healthcare assistants, and a range of Allied Health Professions such as physiotherapy, radiography, and occupational therapy.

The programme includes classroom sessions and practical experiences within the hospice at Whittington. There are 15 places available offered on completion of an application form and an interview. There is a large focus on the qualities and skills required within healthcare careers for example empathy, communication and team work.

All the staff teaching on the summer school are qualified to teach as well as being practitioners within the care profession.

Information on Summer School 2024 coming soon.

Any student aged 16 to 18 who is interested in finding out more about careers in the care profession. They should be motivated and have a good level of literacy as some written work will be required. The student should be able to attend 5 full days from 9:30am-4pm at St Giles Hospice, Whittington.

Please download an application form and return it complete with parent/guardian and teacher signatures either by email to or by post to Education Dept, St Giles Hospice, Fisherwick Road, Whittington, Lichfield, WS14 9LH.

We will carry out interviews and initial assessment to ensure students receive the right level of support.

If you would like any further information please contact St Giles Education department by emailing

“A hospice isn’t a bad or sad place. It’s a place full of life and new hope where families and patients are supported through their journey.”

– Summer school student