Education and training


 The Education Team are based at Carders Court in Castleton. This spacious and superbly equipped education facility allows us to offer further support and education to those that work in the health & social sector.

Our education unit boasts 2 large classrooms (large enough to host classes of 25 comfortably), a well-equipped library and a practical skills room with equipment to assist with mandatory training, additional courses and learning. The unit has no steps and male, female and disabled toilets. 

We’d love to show you around – pop in and see what we have to offer!

Our mission
Health and social care staff must demonstrate kindness as well as the skills, confidence and the application of knowledge in the care of those with Palliative Care needs. We endeavour to facilitate a culture of care that is compassionate, recognises the individual needs of the person and their families, as well as being open and transparent.
We understand that learners have different levels of ability and learning styles. We make every effort to assist attendees to enjoy and expand their knowledge and skills whilst attending our sessions.
The Education Team are committed to making the sessions interesting and useful, by encouraging group discussions, practical tasks and reflections. 
We can assure you that the learning environment is a safe space and that each delegate has an equal opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills. We promote person centred care by providing learner centred education.
Additional Support for Students
Springhill Hospice's Education Team welcomes students with additional support requirements and/or disabilities and will make every effort to support their needs. The program has been designed to incorporate a variety of ways in which you can access the information you need to undertake learning around each topic, and we will support you to complete the program. If you require any additional support or guidance please contact us and we will do our best to support you with your learning experience.
Where to find us
You can visit us at our new location:
Carders Court Residential & Nursing Home,
23 Ivor Street,
OL11 3JA
Get in touch
If you'd like to get in touch with the Education Team, please email
Online library catalogue
Palliative Care: Pain and Symptom Control Guidelines
Delirium Screening Tool

Find out more about our training courses

Sort by

Filter Event Type

Filter by month

Apply filter

Please note: Many workshops are free for those working within Heywood, Middleton or Rochdale but a fee of £60 is applicable for a full day workshop, for anyone working outside these areas.

This is not applicable to our Foundations of Care course.

Feedback on our training courses

"The course helped me a lot in the job I do, I enjoyed every session as it was all very interesting and enjoyable. Each session was very in depth and knowledgeable. As my job is palliative care, I can use everything I have learnt and put it into practice and also help my patients and their families! I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the training and helping me to become a better carer."

"This course will be fully booked up rapidly, very well managed by Helen, Pauline and the rest of the team. For me, this is one of the best courses I've ever completed."

“Excellent course, fab facilitator (Helen Seth), really enjoyed the course. Very knowledgeable. Will ensure that I put all the knowledge learnt today into practice.”

"I enjoyed every minute of the course. I can't wait to get my certificate! Such a great place to learn, I would highly recommend."

"I enjoyed and loved the course. The team are amazing and help you all the way."

“Trainer very professional, knowledgeable in all aspects of the training. Very informative, good social interaction with the group.”

"Just wanted to say a massive thank you for the training around advance care planning today! Really enjoyed myself and learnt lots of information and now feel a lot more confident within the conversation of ACP. Helen and Pauline were fab. Helen's enthusiasm was amazing as always. Thank you again!"

1 item added to the basket