AdvDip(CPD) Multidisciplinary End of Life Care (HE6)

Aimed at existing nursing and health and social care professionals, this advanced professional development 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.

Multidisciplinary End of Life Care (HE6)

Key information



Mode of Study:



15 weeks


University of Bolton

Start date:


Course Details

High-quality palliative and end-of-life care (EoLC) requires a pro-active, compassionate approach driven by research-based best practice and continually strives to ensure person-centred, individualised care. This advanced professional development course is offered by the University of Bolton in partnership with Bolton Hospice, a specialist organisation that offers expert care and support for local people with terminal or life-limiting illnesses and their families. The course looks at all the issues involved, drawing on our team of health tutors' long-standing experience, expertise and up-to-date research skills.

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, 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 in developing 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 crucial in delivering EoLC. Skills in this complex and sensitive area of contemporary health and social care are in increasing demand.

  • Our dedicated academic team members have a wealth of experience working in health and social care settings. They 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.
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.
  • Your employer may give you financial support 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).
  • When you successfully complete this course, the University of Bolton will award you an Advanced Diploma of CPD in Multidisciplinary End of Life Care worth 20 credits at Level HE6.

  • You must have an appropriate health and social care-related qualification (for example, registered nurse, assistant practitioner, allied health professional, or paramedic).
  • You must have completed at least one year of full-time work experience post-qualifying in an appropriate health or social care-related profession (for instance, nurse or 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).
  • You may be required to attend an interview and/or provide a portfolio of work.
  • If English isn’t your first language, you’ll also need IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent). We also accept a range of other English language qualifications – please visit our English Language Requirements web page for more details.
  • Please note that this course is subject to the University of Bolton's Fitness to Practise procedure.

Where changes are made to material information contained in this course description or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admissions and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and will outline the various options available to the applicant.

Course fees

Home students starting this course in the first year will be required to pay a Home fee of £800 for the academic year 2024/25.

Important note regarding tuition fees for the 2023-2024 academic year: EU nationals who meet residency requirements (have settled or pre-settled status) may be eligible for 'Home' fee status. If you do not meet these residency requirements, overseas fees will apply. Irish citizens living in the UK or Ireland will be eligible for 'Home' fee status under the Common Travel Area arrangement. Please read the student finance for EU students web page on for 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.


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For details of how to apply for this course, please choose your status from the options below:

You may apply directly to the University using the University's online application form. Please select your chosen start date from the list below:

You should have to hand:

  • Details of the educational establishments you attended and dates

  • Your certificates for the qualifications you are using to gain entry to the course – you will need to enter the completion date and upload copies

  • Details of any employment history including name, address, dates and role

  • Personal statement – this can be either input into the relevant field or uploaded separately

  • Details including e-mail addresses of two referees, at least one of which should be someone who can provide an academic reference

Please make sure any documents you wish to upload in support of your application are in pdf or jpeg format. Personal statements may be word documents.

Please ensure your data is correct at each stage of the application before you proceed to the next page. If you use the back button at any time during the application, you should check the validity of the data you have already input.

If you experience difficulties during the application process, contact the Admissions Team on 01204 903394 or

International applications are not possible for this course

As an international student you are not allowed to study this course because of the restrictions on your visa.

We offer a wide range of full-time courses in lots of different subjects, many of our courses start in September and January. If you would like to see what courses are available please visit our Course Search.

This programme adopts a blended learning and teaching style, including online delivery and engagement where appropriate. We'll expect you to attend six study days and engage in blended learning using resources provided on the University's virtual learning environment, Moodle2.

Formal lectures will be delivered by the programme team and specialists in palliative and end-of-life care. We'll encourage you to participate in group work, debate the differing ideas, concepts and theories and reflect on their application to practice. In addition, we'll offer scheduled tutorial support where you can meet with the module tutor to discuss aspects of your studies and receive personalised feedback and guidance. E-learning via Moodle2 allows you to undertake further study at a place and time convenient to you.

Assessment is through a 20-minute presentation and a 20-minute viva.

  • Multidisciplinary End of Life Care
Assessment methods
LevelAssesment method
Level oneCoursework 30%, Practical exams 70%
Learning activities
LevelLearning activity
Level oneGuided independent study 82%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 18%


The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. The university considers changes to courses very carefully and the university will minimise any changes. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis and changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up-to-date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason, we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.

Meet the team

The academic staff detailed above teach across a range of courses in this subject area and may not teach on this course specifically.

Programme Contacts

Sian Peachey
Programme Leader

+44 (0)1204 903786

Enquiry Team
University of Bolton

+44 (0)1204 903903

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