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Our full End of Life Doula training is broken down into two courses, the Foundation and the Diploma.
The Foundation course may be taken as a stand-alone course and also contributes as the introduction into the Diploma in The Living Well Dying Well Person-Centred Approach to Death and Dying.
The full training, from Foundation to Diploma generally takes between 18 months to two years to complete. Both courses are externally monitored and certified by Crossfields Institute and have both been awarded the Crossfields Institute Quality Mark.
The Foundation course: Introduction to a Person-Centred Approach to Death and Dying may be taken as a 5-day face to face course; a blended course of 3 days face to face + 4 online sessions; or a 10-session online training.
Before booking a place please ensure that you can commit to all the dates and keep them free of other commitments. It is important that you complete the course in one cohort as it is experiential learning. It forms the introduction of the Diploma in The Living Well Dying Well Person-Centred Approach to Death and Dying. The Foundation may also be taken as a stand-alone course, and is itself awarded the Crossfields Institute Quality Mark. Everyone who completes the Foundation training receives a CPD (Continuous Professional Development) certificate on completion of the final session of the course.
Course fees currently for the Foundation course are £675 (revised June 2021).
Following the introductory Foundation course, in order to progress to the full Diploma in the Living Well Dying Well Person-Centred Approach to Death and Dying, you will be required to successfully complete a progression assignment before enrolling onto the Diploma. On successful completion you will receive a Progression Statement.
The assignment consists of a short ‘case study’ scenario with personal reflections. This is designed to provide evidence of learning and understanding from your Foundation course, as well as your preparedness for the next part of the programme. Towards the end of the Foundation course, your trainer will outline the rest of the programme.
A member of the team will contact you after completing the Foundation to check whether you would like to express an interest in going forward. You will be supported throughout the assignment process by an allocated assessor.
We don’t expect everyone to progress, many people find the Foundation gives them sufficient confidence to support family members for example. It is also possible to defer your progression on to the Diploma for up to 2 years.
The Diploma in Living Well Dying Well Person-Centred Approach to Death and Dying is made up of the Foundation course, plus four separate and additional modules, and delves deeper into the role of an End of Life Doula.
All modules are externally monitored and certified by Crossfields Institute, and the full diploma has been awarded the Crossfields Institute Quality Mark.
The Diploma consists of four modules:
- Diploma - Module 1
- Diploma - Module 2
- Diploma - Module 3
- Diploma - Module 4
It is important that Module 1 is taken as the first module after completion of the Foundation and Module 4 is completed at the end of the diploma training. Modules 2 and 3 can be taken in any order.
We currently deliver each module in a fully online or a blended format, and each module will be advertised as either 'online' or 'blended'. Please check before you book as to which delivery format you are booking; as blended courses cannot be taken fully online, and fully online courses are not offered with any face to face days.
Each module is comprised of 8 sessions of approximately 3.5 hours. Some sessions are held back to back, making a full training day, other sessions are held as 3.5 hour blocks; hosted live over Zoom in the morning, afternoon or evening (please check each modules description before booking to make sure you are able to attend all sessions).
The diploma modules are only available to those who have completed the Foundation training and have been awarded a Progression Statement. Please refer to 'Progression to Diploma' section of the website.
Diploma - Module 1
The fee for Diploma - Module 1 is £650, which includes the Crossfields Institute Registration fee of £150.
Diploma - Module 2
The fee for Diploma - Module 2 is £500
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Diploma - Module 3
The fee for Diploma - Module 3 is £500
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Diploma - Module 4
The fee for Diploma - Module 4 is £500
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