Wheatfields Hospice Education Centre

Training opportunities 2018

Wheatfields Education Team provides high-quality education and training for our own staff and volunteers, and for external colleagues in the wider community.

We provide a selection of learning opportunities including practical clinical skills training, communication skills, advance care planning, symptom management, bereavement care and end of life care training. We also provide high-quality clinical training placements for students from different disciplines.

In addition, we offer bespoke training packages tailored to meet your team or organisational learning needs. Please contact us to discuss your requirements at education.wheatfieldshospice@nhs.net.

Download our 2018 course brochure (.pdf) 

Programme 2018

 Subject area  Dates  Time  Fee
Catheter training (male, female and supra-pubic) 3rd July 2018 9.30am - 12.30pm £50
Verification of expected death 16th September 2018 1.30pm - 3.30pm £50
Non-pharmacological management of breathlessness in palliative/end of life care 17th October 2018 1.00pm - 3.00pm £50
Enhanced communication skills: practitioner level 13th November 2018 9.00am - 5.00pm £80
Pressure ulcer fundamentals 19th November 2018 9.30am - 12.00pm
£50 or £95 when booked alongside Wound Care Fundamentals.
Wound care fundamentals 19th November 2018 12.30pm - 3.30pm
£50 or £95 when booked alongside Pressure Ulcer Fundamentals.

Book your place

Email education.wheatfieldshospice@nhs.net

Bespoke training packages

We welcome enquiries about bespoke training packages. Please contact the Education Team to discuss your needs.

Human rights in end of life care workshops

We have delivered several workshops at Wheatfields Hospice as part of our human rights training programme, 'What Matters to Me: a Human Rights Approach to End of Life Care'.

These workshops covered an introduction to the Human Rights Act and the key Articles that relate most to end of life care, how human rights and their application provides a framework to help ethical decision-making, and how to raise human rights issues.

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Quality-assured training

All our training is evidence-based and is supported by the expertise of our multi-professional team.

We achieved ‘Excellence’ in Health Education England Clinical Skills and Simulation Quality Assurance standards in 2016. By demonstrating the high standards within this unique framework, Wheatfields Hospice Education Centre is one of only three hospices in England to achieve this status.

Staff development

Our staff are expected to learn and develop their skills and knowledge in order to perform to their full potential. To achieve this, we actively promote a culture of continuous development and lifelong learning.

We provide an in-depth induction programme for the first six months of employment, and design and deliver both formal and workplace ongoing staff training and education to support end of life care of the highest quality.


We work in partnership with Leeds University and Leeds Metropolitan University and provide high-quality clinical training placements for medical students, GP registrars, student nurses and student nursing associates on placement as part of their training.

Download a clinical placement application form

Working in partnership

We are partners in the Leeds Managed Clinical Network for Palliative and End of Life Care, working closely with other providers of specialist palliative care in Leeds in leading and delivering education and training across Leeds.

We are employer and delivery partners in the West Yorkshire Centre of Excellence, via the National Skills Academy, working with employers in West Yorkshire from the NHS, independent and voluntary sectors to coordinate and implement high-quality skills programmes for support workers.

Contact details

Telephone: 0113 278 7249
Email: education.wheatfieldshospice@nhs.net