The QELCA programme aims to increase knowledge of the principles and practice of palliative/end of life care for registered nurses caring for residents, patients and families at end of life in the care home and hospital settings.

QELCA involves a 5 day course attended at Strathcarron hospice. Training is delivered to small groups of up to 6 at the most. Each participant will then be expected to attend 6 monthly action learning sets thereafter to facilitate the process of embedding learning into practice.

The week course of the QELCA© programme will involve a facilitator working with the small group of nurses on the Monday, Wednesday and Friday and to spend Tuesday and Thursday in the hospice in a supernumerary capacity alongside hospice staff for a working shift.


Due to COVID-19 we have had to postpone this year's QELCA programme.  Future sessions are planned for 2021, more information coming soon.


Free of charge.  Lunch will be provided.

We are delighted that this course is being subsidised from funding received from The MacRobert Trust.

Apply for this course

Places are limited, and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

For further information please do not hesitate to contact Lindsey Manzie, Education Secretary - [email protected]

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