Internal training courses are run throughout the UK for people wanting to become a Cruse Bereavement volunteer working with Cruse clients. Below is a list of upcoming internal training courses although we advise and recommend that you contact your local Cruse Area for further information on dates that courses are running. As often there is a number of people in same situation which means an additional course can be added to accommodate this or alternatively local Areas will have knowledge of neighbouring Areas running courses that may suit. To find your local area please follow this link which will take you to a list of all Cruse Areas
For those looking for external training for themsleves or there organisation please visit our external training webpage by visiting this link to external training
Find out what's on offer in your area:
- South East
- South West
- Eastern England
- East Midlands
- West Midlands
- Yorkshire & Humber
- North East
- North West
- Isle of Man
- Northern Ireland
- Channel Isles
- Cruse Scotland
We regularly run training for National Helpline volunteers. Please see the helpline volunteer page for details.
South West Surrey
Please call 01483 418781 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details of our next available training.
Surrey East Area
Bereavement Support Foundation course: Jan 13 and 20 and Feb 3
Face to Face elective: March 17 and 24
Venue: It is to be held in West Ewell near the station and there is car parking.
We usually deliver the Cruse foundation course at the beginning of each year. If you wish to be contacted closer to this time, please email email@example.com
We have the following training lined up:
21 Apr 18 - Sudden and Traumatic Death
09 Jun 18 - Email Elective
07, 14 & 28 Jul 18 - Groups Elective
08, 15, 22 & 29 Sep 18 - Children and Young People Elective
Contace firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Our 2018 volunteer course is full. To register your interest in a possible 2019 course, email email@example.com
Bereavement Support Foundation Course: March 3 and 17, April 14 and 28
Face to Face elective: May 5 and 19 and June 2 2018
Venue: At Bridge Centre, New Rd, Basingstoke RG21 7PJ 9.00 to 16.30
Call 01264 335569 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Basingstoke@cruse.org.uk
Or contact us for details on when the next courses might run. Email: Westsussexarea@cruse.org.uk
Oxfordshire Awareness in Bereavement Care 2018
All training days of the course will take place at Wesley Memorial Hall, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford OX1 2DH between 9.30am and 4.30pm.
For more information or an application form please contact email@example.com or call Vanessa on 01865 202242
March 10th, 17th, 24th
April 14th, 21st, 28th
May 12th, 19th
West Berkshire Branch
Course for new Bereavement Volunteers
Cruse Foundation Course - three days - 27/1/18, 10/2/18, 24/2/18
Face to Face Elective - two days -24/3/18, 7/4/8
Tel: 07775 871870
Thames Valley Berkshire
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details of our next course.
Richmond upon Thames Area
Contact us for details of the next course: email@example.com
Bereavement Support Foundation Course September-November 2018
Contact Greenwich@cruse.org.uk for more details.
We particularly welcome applications from people who have had past bereavements, and those from a non-counselling background.
South Kent Area
Bereavement Supporters Foundation Course and Face to Face Elective 2018
The Cruse nationally accredited bereavement volunteer training
6.00pm - 9.00pm on Thursday evenings
The dates of the foundation course are September 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th, October 4th and 11th 2018.
The Face to Face module will take place on November 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd 2018.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
West Kent Area
For more information email email@example.com
Cruse Devon ABC training for new bereavement volunteers
Start date Wednesday 10th January 2018
End Date Wednesday 21st March 2018
No training on Wednesday 14th February 2018
Duration: 10 days (one day per week)
Interview dates: 7th, 15th and 22nd November 2017.
For more information on volunteering in Devon, please email Laraine at firstname.lastname@example.org
New Forest Area
Contact email@example.com for details of the next training available.
Peterborough and Huntingdon
Cruse in Peterborough and Huntingdon is running the following upcoming courses.
- Bereavement Support Foundation and Face to Face module (Peterborough)
- Working with Bereaved Children and Young People
Bereavement Support Foundation Programme: Huntingdon
Open information sessions on Wednesday 21st of February 6.30pm at Oak Tree Centre or Saturday 3rd March 10.00am at Spring Common Academy
Course dates are as follows:
Saturday 17th March 2018
Saturday 7th April 2018
Saturday 28th April 2018
Followed by our working with clients, face to face programme:
Saturday 12th May 2018
Saturday 19th May 2018
Training will take place from 9.30am to 4.00pm on each day:
There will be an induction day on Saturday 23rd June 9.30am to 4.30
Together with a half day safeguarding session tba
Course venue: Spring Common Academy (training room)
American Lane Huntingdon PE29 1TQ
Bereavement Support training
From May 1st 2018. This course, which is needed to become a volunteer, is for people with an interest in supporting and caring for bereaved people; it is primarily intended for potential Cruse volunteers although other applicants will be considered if there is space.
The course will be held in Ipswich consists of 3 initial sessions on Tuesdays from 9.30 am – 4 pm from 1st May 2018.This will be followed by two further sessions of your choice Face to Face Support and Telephone Support to be held between June and July 2018, both are two additional full days training. The training for supporting children will continue in September over an extra 4 days.
The following courses are offered in the East Midlands Region
Group Facilitation Course 2018
Venue Lincoln Friends Meeting House
Dates Saturdays - February 3rd & 17th. March 3rd.
Bereavement Support Foundation Course with Face to Face Elective
Venue Nottingham Lenton premises
Dates Saturdays - April 14th & 28th, May 12th & 26th, June 9th.
Children & Young People 2018
Venue Derby Multi-faith Centre. DE22 1GB
Dates April 21st, May 5th & 19th and June 2nd 2018
Application Forms from Amiee Moss. Tel 0115 9231510
Northamptonshire Cruse will be running an ABC course for new volunteers in Northampton in 2017. It will run on the 7th October, 21st October, 4th November, 25th November and 9th. December (all are Saturday). It will be run by our registered Cruse trainers for this course. For further details please phone 07772 428532 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bereavement Support Foundation and Face to Face Module 5 day training course is run mainly on Saturdays at our branch in Birmingham city centre. Training times are 0930hrs - 1630hrs and held normally 2-3 times a year.
Details of the next course and how to apply will appear on our website www.crusebirmingham.co.uk
Herefordshire Bereavement Care
Please contact us for details. Tel 01432 359 469. Email: email@example.com
National office email: firstname.lastname@example.org
National office telephone: 02920 886913
Merthyr and Rhondda Cynon Taff
We will be running an 8 week course for new bereavement volunteers over evenings in October and November
Venue: Royal Glamorgan Hospital
Trainer: Elizabeth Collisson
Dates/Times: (Week days - 6pm - 9pm)
Tuesday & Wednesday 24th & 25th October, week 1 sessions 1&2
Tues & Wed 31st Oct & 1st Nov, week 2, sessions 3&4
Tues & Wed 7th & 8th Nov, week 3 sessions 5&6
Tues & Wed 14th & 15th Nov, week 4, sessions 7&8
Saturday 18th November, week 5 sessions 9&10, 9.30am to 4pm
Tues & Wed 28th & 29th Nov, week 6, sessions 11&12
Tues & Wed 5th & 6th December, week 7, sessions 13&14
Tues & Wed 12th & 13th Dec, week 8, sessions 15&16
Hull and East Riding
Further information available from Lorraine, Area Administrator email@example.com or phone 01482 565565 (10am-12 noon)
Craven and Bradford
Bereavement Support Foundation Course 2018
This training course has been developed to support the Cruse Service Model and Bereavement Care in Practice. It is a Foundation Course, for all volunteers and staff that have client contact, designed to provide the skills, awareness and knowledge around bereavement. The first three days cover the foundation training and the remaining two days cover face to face work with adults.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or 01756 796004
Bereavement Support Training Course to support adult clients
Cruse Bereavement Care Tyneside will be running a course to train to support bereaved adults starting in November with information events in October.
Please email email@example.com for more information.
Wirral Cruse are now recruiting Volunteers and are holding an Open Evening on 6 July 2017 for anyone interested.
Please find details here
Please contact Sue Brown for further information on 0151 645 6604
Please contact Sue Brown for further information on 0151 645 6604
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01772 795596
Contact your local service to find out about their next scheduled training.
See the local website for training informaiton from Guernsey Bereavement Service.
For Scottish courses please refer to www.crusescotland.org.uk