Bereavement, Loss and Grief

3 days and 2 nights at the college

Wednesday 10th - Friday 12th July 2024


Apply now for this short course designed to help you to understand your own loss and to also recognise how you can help others who may be grieving.


This course could be FREE to you. Take a look at our fees page here


Level 1

Please note:

We understand that you may have recently experienced some of the topics covered in this course, which could potentially affect your readiness to engage with certain subject matter.  Because your well-being is of the utmost importance to us we would like to stress that this training course is not designed for personal therapy.  To help you identify if you are ready for this course at this time, we will contact you for an informal chat before the course, to ensure that you are fully aware of the course content and to assess your suitability for the programme.”

We will explore the different types of loss and the possible impact on a person and those around them. This may include themes such as sudden and anticipated loss; Loss of identity; Loss of confidence and self-esteem; Loss of role; Loss of health; loss of a pet and many others.

Bereavement and loss can appear to many people as taboo subjects. Yet loss is an inevitable and natural part of human existence. Therefore it is important we can create safe and healthy conversations around this. With the impact of COVID it is even more imperative we are able to share and explore our feelings.

We will explore what can we learn from loss to help us live a rich and fulfilling life.

During this course we will:

  • Explore different cultural attitudes to death and bereavement
  • Explore  how bereavement and loss may affect individuals
  • Identify ways of supporting an individual experiencing unresolved grief
  • Explore resources and agencies providing support
  • Acknowledge when to refer individuals

Entry Requirements

You must be working at Entry-Level 3 or above, in Literacy