Accredited Courses

European Certificate in Essential Palliative Care (in partnership with Princess Alice Hospice)

This is an eight-week home learning course for doctors, nurses and associated healthcare professionals. Learn how to deliver better end of life care with a handbook, accompanied by online materials and the support of a facilitator. Assessment is by a reflective portfolio, examination and viva supported locally by Jersey Hospice Care Education Team and clinical experts in end of life care.

The course content covers:

  • What is palliative care and who is it for?
  • Symptom issues in palliative care.
  • Patients with emergency conditions.
  • Patients in the last 48 hours of life.
  • Breaking bad news to patients and families.
  • Bereavement and support.
  • Common ethical issues.

For information about costs and the support available, please click here to view the flyer, or click here to view a Youtube video from Julie Luscombe outlining the course.  For information about local support and assessment process please contact  or

Application process:

  • Staff employed by Jersey Hospice Care apply via your line manager
  • Staff employed outside of Jersey Hospice Care apply directly to Princess Alice Hospice and request Jersey as your assessment centre on the application form

Dates for 2021

SPRING 2021 – REGISTRATION OPEN (closes 2 April 2021 latest)

19 April 2021- Course launch event 18:00hrs- arrangements to be confirmed

16 June 2021 – Remote assessment day – arrangements in line with COVID-19 restrictions


13 September 2021 – Course launch event 18:00hrs – arrangements to be confirmed

10 November 2021 – Assessment day – arrangements to be confirmed

Degree and Masters level study in palliative and end of life care (NM6997/NM7123) In partnership with: Health and Community Services, Government of Jersey and the University of Chester

All health and social care professionals have a potential role to play in the effective provision of palliative and end of life care across all care settings. ​This module has been designed to enable Registered health and social care professionals to enhance care provided to patients and families facing physical, psychosocial and spiritual issues associated with life-limiting illness. ​To be accepted onto this module you will need to be a Registered Health Care Professional working in a hospital, hospice or community setting where you sometimes or often provide care for people who have life limiting illnesses.

Join us for this module and you will be able to:

  • Explore the art and science of palliative care and its interface with other disciplines to effect high quality care with a sound evidence base.​
  • Apply the principles and practice of palliative care specific to own client group.​

It contributes to the following core dimensions of the Knowledge and Skills Framework:

1 Communication 
2 Personal and People Development 
3 Health, Safety and Security 
4 Service Improvement 
5 Quality 
6 Equality and Diversity

For details of the dates for 2022 or to find out more about the programme, please contact Geoff Benning