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AdvDip(CPD) Bereavement and Loss (HE7)

AdvDip(CPD) Bereavement and Loss (HE7)

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Study mode

Part time


14 weeks

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Key information

Qualification type

Advanced Diploma

Subject areas

Bereavement: Support / Counselling

Course type


Course Summary

Are you a nursing or health and social care professional involved in the care of individuals who are experiencing loss, in the final stages of life or who may be bereaved? If so, this stand-alone professional development course explores best practice for the effective management of bereavement as defined by the Northern Care Alliance (2012) SWAN Model of Care.

Course details

High quality bereavement care requires a pro-active, compassionate approach that is driven by, research-based best practice, and continually strives to deliver patient and family focused care, that centres on meeting the unique needs of each individual and their loved ones. 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 and practice partners.

Our experienced team will focus on the Northern Care Alliance (2012) SWAN Model of Care, which highlights the need to provide excellent, individualised end of life and bereavement care for every patient and every family, every time. The course explores best practice for the effective management of bereavement and loss, with the aim of improving the quality of life of patients and their families facing loss, death and dying.

We’ll support you to gain a systematic understanding of bereavement management through critical evaluation of the knowledge and skills required for effective service delivery and support of the bereaved. Reflecting on your practice will help develop your knowledge for effective delivery of high quality physical, social, spiritual and psychological care to those nearing the end of life, their families and care providers. We’ll cover areas such as verification of death, do not attempt cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (DNACPR), family support, resilience, police and forensic intervention and the role of the coroner. 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 effective bereavement management. Skills in this complex and sensitive area of contemporary health and social care are in increasing demand.

Course Highlights:

  • The course is delivered by a variety of professionals, with a wealth of knowledge of current practice from health and social care backgrounds.
  • The course is flexible and designed to fit in with busy home and working lives.
  • As you study this course, we’ll encourage you to develop the skills, values and behaviours so popular with employers. These include action planning, personal impact and confidence, self-awareness, social and ethical responsibility, respect, and commitment to quality.


Bereavement and Loss

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Entry requirements

You must have an appropriate health and social care related qualification; for example, registered nurse, assistant practitioner, allied health professional, or paramedic. You may be required to attend an interview and/or provide a portfolio of work.

University information

The University of Bolton has a long history of providing high-quality education in the northwest of England. Founded in 1825, today it offers students a contemporary campus just a short distance from the town centre. Home to 11,000 students, the University of Bolton is ranked number one in the North West for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2021). Postgraduate study is a challenging, exhilarating and rewarding advancement,...more

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