Course details

Start date

7 and 8 November


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Course description

For all professionals working within supportive palliative care, whether within health, social, voluntary or pastoral care, who are advancing their communication skills, such as allied health professionals, vocational practitioners, specialist nurse, advanced clinical practitioners and medical practitioners. This short course will be facilitated by a range of experienced clinicians, such as senior nurses, medical consultants, lecturers, all having undertaken extended training in advanced communication skills.

This 2 day course will provide the opportunity for students to develop and assess, through reflection and role play, their individual communication skills and needs whilst evaluating relevant theoretical principles and their application to practice. Key skills and behaviours will be practised of your chosen specific context, following your identified learning needs.

Those students who have chosen an attendance only option, which is non accredited and non-assessed, will receive a certificate, which will support the revalidation process and good practice.

Benefits to the employee

Confidence and competence through reflection of current practice, to ultimately raise awareness of higher levels of communication skills on completion of this 2 day course.

Benefits to the employer

To be able to perform at the forefront of professional practice expertise is required in a range of communication strategies and their utilisation in often complex, sensitive or difficult situations.

Course team

Claire Carter

Sharan Watson is the university contact with regards to specific learning outcomes and Module Leader for this for those you choose to undertake this as part of the Advanced communication Level 7 Module 7NU570, (if the module route is preferred, then this would need to be applied for separately not via this 2 day booking fee).

The delivery of this 2 day course is supported by experienced Advanced Communication Skills Facilitators and actors, who are all experienced clinicians.

Entry requirements

It is expected that you would have completed a foundation level of communication skills training prior to booking on the study days.

Fees and funding


How to apply

Apply via web shop, here.

Contact us

Course: Claire Carter (Module leader)  +44 (0)1332 591044

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Minimum numbers

Please note that this course is subject to minimum numbers in order to run.