Palliative and End of Life Care Online Training


Our Palliative care awareness online training course is for candidates working within a caring role, or for those who have a life-limiting illness. This course will enable candidates to undertake the carer’s role with confidence applying understanding of palliative care providing dignity, comfort and empathy.


Palliative and End of Life Care Online Training

Our Palliative care awareness online training course (also called online end of life care) is for candidates working within a caring role, or for those who have a life-limiting illness.

This course will enable candidates to undertake the carer’s role with confidence applying understanding of palliative care providing dignity, comfort and empathy.

For the face to face/virtual Palliative care training, kindly make an enquiry:


  • Developed by professionals
  • CPD Accredited
  • 100% online, learn at your own time and pace
  • Translates into over 100 different languages
  • Instant certificate downloaded
  • Progress tracker
  • Easy Interface

Course Key topics:

  • Gain Understanding of Palliative care
  • Learn how to cope with palliative care
  • Learn about all the different types of complementary therapies
  • How to support people and their emotions


Also Available: Care Certificate Training – Complete Package.


Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this palliative and end of life online course, you will:

  • Understand palliative care clearly.
  • Learn ways to cope with the challenges of end-of-life care.
  • Know about different complementary therapies used in palliative care.
  • Learn how to offer emotional support to patients and their families.
  • Feel confident in making a positive difference in the lives of those receiving palliative care.
  • Help ensure their comfort, dignity, and emotional well-being.
  • Begin a journey to improve your skills in giving compassionate end-of-life care.


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Who should take the course

A Palliative and End of Life Care e-learning course is useful for many different people, such as:

  • Healthcare professionals: Doctors, nurses, care assistants, social workers, and hospice staff.
  • Volunteers: Those helping in hospices or community care.
  • Students: Studying healthcare or related subjects.
  • Caregivers: Family and friends looking after loved ones with serious illnesses.
  • Anyone interested in end-of-life care: To improve their personal knowledge and understanding.


Benefits of a Palliative and End of Life Care E-learning Course

  • Better knowledge and skills: Helps you understand palliative care and how to apply it.
  • Improved patient care: Teaches you to provide caring support for those with serious illnesses.
  • Effective communication: Shows you how to talk with patients and their families in a kind and understanding way.
  • Symptom management: Offers ways to handle physical, emotional, and spiritual symptoms.
  • Legal and ethical knowledge: Gives you insights into relevant laws and ethical issues.
  • Career growth: Helps with career advancement and meeting professional development needs.
  • Less anxiety: Builds your confidence in providing end-of-life care.
  • Support for caregivers: Provides tips on helping family and friends during tough times.
  • Flexible learning: Lets you learn at your own pace and on your own schedule.

Palliative Care and End of Life E-Learning

Course Outline: Palliative and End of Life Care Online Training

This training helps you support people with serious illnesses.

Course Highlights:

  1. Understanding Palliative Care:
    • Learn what palliative care is and its goals.
    • See how different healthcare workers help together in palliative care.
  2. Coping with Palliative Care:
    • Find out how to handle stress and emotions in palliative care.
    • Learn self-care tips to avoid burnout and stay healthy.
    • Discover how to talk and connect well with patients and their families.
  3. Complementary Therapies:
    • Explore therapies like massage, music, and aromatherapy used in palliative care.
    • Understand what each therapy can and can’t do.
    • Look at research on these therapies.
  4. Supporting People and Their Emotions:
    • Learn how to support patients and families emotionally.
    • Understand the common emotional challenges and how to be caring.
    • Find ways to respect and improve the quality of life for patients at the end of their life.

Assessment Methods

  • Reflective essays
  • Multiple-choice quizzes
  • skills assessment

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What qualifications do you need for end of life care?

You need specific qualifications to provide good end of life care. Examples are a diploma or certificate in palliative care.

These teach skills like pain management, ethics, communication and compassionate care for dying patients.

2. What is palliative and end of life training?

Palliative and end of life training teaches those caring for terminally ill patients how to manage symptoms, provide comfort, and support the patient and family as death nears.

It covers important skills like pain relief, respecting wishes, and providing holistic care.

3. What is the end of life course online?

Online end of life courses are available to train carers and nurses on caring compassionately for those nearing the end of life.

The courses teach essentials like managing pain, ethical issues, communication skills, grief support, and delivering patient-centered care.

4. What is the CPD course for palliative care?

CPD or continuing professional development courses allow healthcare professionals to gain ongoing training in specialist areas like palliative care.

Palliative care CPD teaches the latest best practices in pain relief, comfort care, holistic support, and respectful end of life care.

4. What are the 4 stages of end of life care?

The 4 stages are:

  • Diagnosis of a terminal illness – Breaking the news compassionately and discussing care options
  • Decline as the condition worsens – Managing symptoms and providing emotional support
  • Final weeks/days – Comfort care and fulfilling wishes
  • Death/bereavement – Respectful care after death and grief support. Recognizing the stages helps provide tailored end-of-life care.

5. What are the 3 forms of palliative care?

The 3 forms are:

1) Home-based palliative care to provide comfort at the patient’s residence

2) Outpatient clinic for symptom management through medications, therapies

3) Inpatient palliative care unit for acute uncontrolled pain and severe symptoms.

The type of palliative care depends on the patient’s specific needs.

6. How long is palliative care training UK?

Palliative care training can range from 1-day introductory courses to diplomas lasting 6-12 months for in-depth training.

Short courses teach basics like pain relief while diplomas thoroughly cover comfort care, ethics, bereavement support and more.

7. Do you do CPR for palliative care patients?

Typically CPR is not performed on palliative care patients as it often causes unnecessary suffering at end of life. However, the patient’s advance care directives always guide what treatments are provided or withheld. open communication is essential.

8. Who is the online ELCA course for?

This course is for all staff working in Adult Health and Social Care.

If you’re looking for in-person palliative care and end-of-life care training, visit this page.

9. When will I get my certificate?

After passing the course, you can download and print your certificate right away.

The certificate will have the CPD logo and a unique reference number because the course is approved by the CPD Group.



“I have told others this is the best, most informative training I’ve ever attended.”

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