Our education partnerships support us in being able to provide compassionate care to local people.

Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU)

We have a collaborative partnership with CCCU, delivering modules around end-of-life care on the foundation degree in Health and Social Care.

We also lecture on end-of-life care on the Paramedic Science BSc.

Gold Standards Framework (GSF)

GSF is the largest and most comprehensive end-of-life care training programme for care homes in the UK, focusing on improving quality of care and collaboration with GPs and others to reduce hospitalisation. Pilgrims Hospices is the regional centre for GSF in Kent.

Click here for more information about this current GSF course

Kent Community Health NHS Trust

We deliver end-of-life care training to health care professionals within Kent Community Health. We are also launching a new training programme, working with KCHFT, to train staff in East and West Kent in caring for people with learning disabilities at the end of life. This programme will be fully funded by Health Education England.

Kent, Surrey & Sussex Hospice Education Collaborative

We work with other local hospices to share best practice in end-of-life care and training. We are currently delivering Verification of Expected death training, co-operating with the other member hospices, and with funding from Health Education England, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

University of Greenwich

The University of Greenwich have kindly donated funds towards our training facilities. They make use of our facilities, and in return provide training for our clinical staff.


Our courses and training for local health and social care professionals facilitate education around end-of-life care. Book your place on a course today.

We also host community events throughout the year for the general public, aiming to open up the conversation about death and dying; with film screenings, poetry readings and Death Cafes, there’s something for everyone. Check out our latest upcoming events.