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It's vital for those supporting people at the end of life to be suitably trained so they can confidently provide high-quality, personalised care.

The e-End of Life Care for All (e-ELCA) eLearning programme aims to enhance the training and education of the health and social care workforce so that well-informed care can be delivered by confident and competent staff and volunteers to support people wherever they happen to be.

e-ELCA offers over 180 eLearning sessions which are written, peer-reviewed and regularly updated by leading experts. 


Sessions are grouped into 9 modules: 

  • Advance care planning
  • Assessment
  • Communications skills
  • Symptom management
  • Social care
  • Bereavement care
  • Spiritual care
  • Integrating learning in end-of-life care
  • Specialist care

Learning paths

e-ELCA also offers learning paths which provide targeted learning for specific staff groups.

Ƶ learning path: Care workers supporting a person near the end of life

This learning path is designed to provide a greater understanding and confidence to care workers supporting a person near the end of life

Find out more about ‘.

Ƶ learning path: Nurses working in care homes

This learning path aims to support nurses working in social care to support the person receiving care to live well until they die.

Find out more about .

How to access

e-ELCA elearning sessions and learning paths are now freely available to all regardless of role or employer.

To access the programme, users need to register on the .

Please note: if registering with a personal email address the ‘None of the above' option should be selected when asked for job role.