• Education & Training

Education & Training

Our in-house education and training is a central part of our mission to promote the highest quality Palliative and End of Life Care across Lanarkshire and further afield.

In partnership with Glasgow Caledonian University, our Education Centre has developed a range of accredited training courses, taught by experts in Palliative and End of Life Care which are designed to improve Palliative and End of Life Care within all settings.

Our education provision includes a variety of ongoing initiatives delivered at different educational levels to meet the needs of individual learners and caring organisations. The service is also involved in initiatives at both local and national level meeting the needs of individual professionals as well as caring organisations.

For more information on our multidisciplinary training, university-validated courses, short course programmes, study days and First Aid training, please follow the links below:

Enriching & Improving Experience

Mapping education and training to the framework for Palliative & End of Life Care

A framework to support the learning and development needs of the health and social service workforce in Scotland.

Download the PDF here.

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Fundamentals of Palliative Care

This domain includes the underpinning principles and philosophy of a palliative care approach, and incorporates elements essential to developing and improving palliative and end of life care service provision.

To access details of the training provision for a particular level, view the tabs below.

Informed level outlines the knowledge and skills required by all health and social service workers in relation to palliative and end of life care.

Download further information here.

St Andrew’s Hospice is also a Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland Registered Centre and offers the following courses as required:

  • Elementary Food Hygiene
  • Elementary Food and Health

First Aid Training
(Accredited by SQA)

3 days: First Aid at Work – £210

2 days: First Aid at Work Re-certification – £140

1 day: Emergency First Aid at Work – £70

3 hours: Annual Skills Update – £40

Dates can be arranged to suit for group training.

Contact Christine Reaoch on 01236 772017 for further information.

Contact our Education Department
Please get in touch with us if you have any education enquiries.

Funding for Education
If you’re interested in taking any of our courses but require support to do so, help might be available. There are a number of organisations in the UK that offer financial and other supports to healthcare students. To find out what assistance you might be eligible for, please visit:

Education Pathway and Funding for NHSL Nurses



Useful Educational Links & Resources