AdvDip(CPD) Multidisciplinary End of Life Care (HE7)

Aimed at existing nursing and health and social care professionals, this course explores best practice in end of life care. Focusing on the importance of multi-agency working, our experienced team aim to share the latest thinking around the support of individuals with progressive or chronic life threatening conditions.

AdvDip(CPD) Multidisciplinary End of Life Care (HE7)

Course details

High quality palliative and end of life care (EoLC) requires a pro-active, compassionate approach that is driven by research-based best practice, and continually strives to ensure person-centred, individualised care. This professional development course looks at all the issues involved, drawing on the long standing experience, expertise and up-to-date research skills of our team of health tutors.

If you’re a health or allied health and social care professional involved with the care of individuals with life limiting illnesses and end of life care, then this course is ideal.

We offer a systematic understanding and critical awareness of current problems and new insights in this field. We’ll support you to develop the theoretical knowledge and reflective abilities required so that you can deliver high quality physical, social, spiritual and psychological care to those nearing the end of life, and their families.

We’ll also focus on helping you develop a deeper understanding of the importance of inter-professional, multidisciplinary and multi-agency working as this is so crucial in the delivery of EoLC. Skills in this complex and sensitive area of contemporary health and social care are in increasing demand.

  • Start date: 23/09/2019
  • Location: The University of Bolton
  • Award: AdvDip(CPD)
  • Duration: 15 weeks

Course highlights:

  • Our dedicated academic team have a wealth of experience working in health and social care settings and are engaged in relevant research, bringing their expertise and passion for service excellence to their teaching.
  • The course is flexible and designed to fit in with busy home and working lives.
  • As you study this course, you’ll be encouraged to develop employability skills, values and behaviours, such as the 6C’s, action planning, personal impact and confidence, self-awareness, social and ethical responsibility, respect and commitment to quality.
  • This course is part of a professional development framework and the credits gained upon completion of this course can be used towards the MSc Health and Social Care.

Key features:

  • We’ve been offering high-quality courses, specifically designed to meet the needs of the health and social care sector, for over 30 years.
  • We have the knowledge and experience to anticipate and respond to change. Our courses and programmes respond directly to the requirements of the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF), which is at the heart of the career and pay progression strand of Agenda for Change.
  • The course curriculum is regularly reviewed to ensure that contemporary theories are adopted.
  • You may be given financial support by your employer to undertake this course, or you may be self-funded. You’ll need your employer’s support to complete this qualification because you’ll need access to a mentor (who helps the University assess your progress on the course).

Entry requirements

  • Start date: 23/09/2019
  • Location: The University of Bolton
  • Award: AdvDip(CPD)
  • Duration: 15 weeks

You must have completed at least one year’s full-time work experience post-qualifying in an appropriate health or social care related profession (e.g. nurse, allied health professional).

You must also have appropriate current employment and access to a mentor (a colleague with relevant experience in end of life care).

If English isn’t your first language you’ll also need IELTS 6.5 with normally no less than 6.0 in any band (or equivalent). Find out more

Fees & funding

No fee information is currently available, please contact Student Data Management on 01204 903059 or for more information

The fees for a student’s course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.

The University is currently awaiting Government guidelines as to EU fee charges for students commencing study in 2019/20.

UK undergraduate tuition fees are subject to UK government approval and are subject to the outcome of the Teaching Excellence Framework.

How to apply



Teaching & assessment


Modules listed below are a mixture of compulsory and optional. You may not have the opportunity to study all the modules as part of the course.

  • Multidisciplinary End of Life Care

Assessment methods

Level Assessment method
Level One Coursework (50%), Practical exams (50%)

Learning activities

Level Learning activity
Level One Guided independent study (82%), Scheduled learning and teaching activities (18%)

Contact The University

Key facts

  • Course type:
  • Start date:
  • Location:
    The University of Bolton
  • Award:
  • Duration:
    15 weeks

Contact us

Sian Russell
Programme Leader
Telephone: +44 (0)1204 903786

Enquiry Team
University of Bolton
Telephone: +44 (0)1204 903903