Internal training courses are run throughout the UK for people who want to become a Cruse Bereavement volunteer and support bereaved people. Below is a list of upcoming training courses for new volunteers. We recommend that you contact your local Cruse Area for further information on dates - if there is demand additional courses can be sometimes be added or the Area may know of other courses running in neighbouring Areas. To find your local area please see our list of all Cruse Areas.
For those looking for external training for themselves or their organisation please visit our external training page.
Find out what's on offer in your area:
- London and 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
2019 Bereavement Support Foundation Course for new volunteers
Saturdays 9.30am- 4.30pm
7th & 21st September 2019
5th October 2019
9th & 16th November 2019
The Clockhouse, Chapel Lane, Milford GU8 5EZ
(5th October will be at St Johns Church, Stoke, Guildford)
Please email email@example.com for full details and an application form.
Surrey North Area is recruiting now for their next intake, training for which begins in January 2020 on the following dates:
Foundation module: 11th and 18th January and 1st February 2020
Face-to-face elective: 15th and 22nd February 2020
Safeguarding module: 14th March 2020
Sudden and Traumatic Death module: 19th September 2020
For more details including an information leaflet (which also contains dates for interviews, induction, etc.), an application form, contact information and other guidance, click here.
We are also running a Supervision Course
January 11th 2020
January 18th 2020
February 15th 2020
March 7th 2020
Venue is Ashford Hospital - London Road, Ashford, Surrey, TW15 3AA
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Email email@example.com for more information.
Cruse North Hampshire will be running a Bereavement Support Foundation Course training on Saturdays 19 Oct and 26 Oct, 9 November 2019 10am - 4.30pm at the Holiday Inn, Basingstoke
There will be face to face elective following this being run on Saturdays 16 and 23 November and Safeguarding Training Saturday 7 December 2019.
There will be pre-Foundation course interviews and an information evening on: Thursday 5th September 2019, 19.00-21.00 at Hatch Warren Community Centre, Basingstoke
Bereavement Support Foundation course and face-to-face elective
29th June - Information Open Day between 11am - 4pm
7th, 21st September and 5th October 2019 - 3 Day Foundation course
12th & 19th October 2019 - Face to Face Elective
2nd November 2019 AM - Safeguarding (am) & Portfolios (PM)
16th November 2019 - Induction & Skills
St Botolphs Church, Lansdowne Rd, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 4LY
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Isle of Wight
Bereavement Support Foundation course on the 21st Sep, 5th, 19th October, 9th, 23rd November in Newport Isle of Wight. Please email email@example.com or phone 01983 523030, to be emailed an information pack
Bereavement Support Foundation course: 28th September, 5th October, 12th October
Face to face elective: 19th October, 9th November
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Vanessa on 01865 202242.
West Berkshire Branch
To find out about our next course Tel: 07775 871870, Email: email@example.com.
Thames Valley Berkshire
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details of our next courses.
Bereavement Support Fountation course October: 5th 12th 19th 2019
The face to face module: November 2nd and 9th 2019
Location: Walton Court Community Centre, Hanlon Road, Aylesbury HP21 8 TJ
Bereavement Support Fountation course 2020: 11 Jan, 25 Jan, 08 Feb,
Face to face module: 29 Feb, 14 Mark,
Safeguarding: 21 March
Induction: 28 March
Sudden and Traumatic death 25 April
Apply to Angela at NewForestBranch@cruse.org.uk, The venue is Ellingham Church Hall near Ringwood, Hants.
Sutton Cruse Bereavement Volunteer training will be held on the following dates in 2019
October 5th and 26th
January 11th and 18th
For more information please email email@example.com
We are running a Bereavement Suppport Foundation training course with a Children and Young People's elective in Lambeth starting in February 2020.
Dates: February 8th 22nd, March 7th, 21st
April 18th, May 2nd, 16th, 30th and June 6th.
Venue: Saint Andrews Church
London SE1 8LJ
All applicants must have completed 100 hours experience working or volunteering with children. #
For more details contact Lambeth@cruse.org.uk
Bexley and Bromley
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Richmond upon Thames Area
Bereavement Support Foundation 2019
7th and 21st September, 19th October
23rd and 30th November
7th December (induction/safeguarding)
Interviews to be held in July. Closing date for applications 26th July. Contact: email@example.com
Pre-selection criteria. All applicants must live within the Borough of Richmond. This is a requirement for ensuring that all volunteers can travel the extent of the borough as we most often see clients in their own homes. Volunteering for Cruse must be a priority, rather than to fulfil a counselling/psychotherapy course placement requirement. We only consider applicants on placement in exceptional circumstances.
We are running a 5 day Bereavement Support Foundation training course on the following dates: 21st September 2019, 28 September 2019, 12th October 2019, 19th October 2019 and 26th October 2019.
We particularly welcome applications from people who have had past bereavements, and those from a non-counselling background.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information
South Kent Area
Bereavement Supporters Foundation Course, Deal, 2019.
The Cruse nationally accredited bereavement volunteer training.
Tuesdays from 10.00am to 2.00pm
18th and 25th September and 2nd, 9th and 16th October.
Tel: 0844 8009104
West Kent Area
For more information email email@example.com.
East Kent with Swale
Training for new volunteers will be held on the following dates:
Saturday 11th January 2020
Saturday 18th January 2020
Saturday 25th January 2020
Saturday 15th February 2020
Saturday 22nd February
Saturday 7th March 2020
All training held in Swale, 9.00am for 9.15 start, ending no later than 4.30pm
For more information and an appliction form email firstname.lastname@example.org
Maidstone and Medway
Venue 39/48 Marsham Street Maidstone
2nd November 2019: Safeguarding Training
BS Foundation Course/Face to face elective
Dates: 1st Feb 2020. 29th Feb, 7th March (3days)
Face to face elective course
Dates 14th March 28th April (2days)
Saturdays 9.30 am to 4.30pm at Marsham street Maidstone.kent
Application Forms and Queries to Jennie at Maidstonebranch@cruse.org.uk
Limited spaces. Closing date for applications 31st October. 2019
Our new Bereavement Support Foundation training course starts on 1st February 2020 in Truro.
This is a 8 day part-time & accredited course, designed to provide the initial awareness, knowledge and skills needed to support bereaved people.
For more information and an application form please email: email@example.com or telephone: 01726 76700
Interviews late November early December 2019
Bath and Wiltshire
Bath and District are running a Bereavement Support Foundation course on the following dates:
Sunday 6th October 2019
Sunday 13th October 2019
Sunday 27th October 2019
Sunday 03rd November 2019
Sunday 17th November 2019
Sunday 24th November 2019
Sunday 1st December 2019
Training will take place from 09.30 to 16.30 on each day
Our nationally accredited training course is aimed at anyone interested in becoming a Bereavement Volunteer with Cruse.
Other applicants with a general interest in supporting bereaved people will be considered if there are places available
The venue is: The Meeting Room, Trowbridge Fire Station, Hilperton Road, Trowbridge, BA14 7JB
Please contact us for an Application Pack.
Closing date for applications: Friday 26th July 2019
Swindon & District
Bereavement Support Foundation Course (BSF) - Accredited training course for anyone interested in becoming a bereavement volunteer with Cruse. Other applicants with an interest in supporting bereaved people will be considered if places are available.
5 October 2019
19 October 2019
2 November 2019
9 November 2019
23 November 2019
7 December 2019
The course will take place at The Friends Meeting House, 79 Eastcott Hill, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 3JF
Please contact the Administrator for an application pack:
Tel: 01793 619933
Closing date 2nd August 2019
To find out about future courses please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Internal training courses are run throughout the UK for people who want to become a Cruse Bereavement volunteer and support bereaved people. Dorset@cruse.org.uk can be contacted for details of training courses for new volunteers in Dorset Area. Your local Cruse Area can give further information on dates. If there is sufficient demand additional courses can be sometimes added, or the Area may know of other courses running in neighbouring Areas.
Contact Details: Amanda
E mail Admin Dorset Area: Dorset@cruse.org.uk
Answer phone: 01305 260216
Cruse in Bedfordshire is offering a training course for new volunteers starting on 1 February 2020. For more information contact email Leanne.email@example.com
For more information on volunteering opportunities please contact the area office on 0300 200 4110 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cambridge, Fenland and Uttlesford Cruse is also running a course taking place at Ely City Church, Silver Street, Ely.
Bereavement Support Foundation programme: 15th February, 29th February, 28th March
Face to face elective: 25th April, 2nd May
All five Saturdays must be attended
Please email email@example.com if you wish to find out more and/or attend the Open Evening on 6th January 2020 in Ely 7pm-8.30pm.
Bereavement Support Training from 30th April 2019
Cruse is the largest voluntary organisation providing care to those affected by bereavement. It gives advice via its website (www.suffolkcruse.co.uk) and provides help on the phone and face to face sessions with adults and with children and teenagers. We depend on trained volunteers to deliver this service and so we provide the training too.
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 30th April 2019.This will be followed by two further sessions of your choice Face to Face Support (two additional-days training) and Telephone Support (one additional day training) to be held between June and July 2019. The training for supporting children will continue in July/August over an extra 4 days. You will also need to complete safeguarding training and have a DBS check.
Peterborough and Huntingdonshire
Peterborough and Huntingdon Cruse will be running a Cruse Supervision Course, commencing November 2019
For further details please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Coventry and Warwickshire
A Cruse Bereavement Support Foundation Course will be run for new volunteers on the following dates in Warwick in 2019: Sundays Sept 8 & 22; Oct. 6 & 20, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4.30 pm. For details please contact email@example.com or telephone 02476 670714 or 07730 216700.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact us for details of upcoming training
National office email: email@example.com.
National office telephone: 02920 886913.
Cruse Bereavement Support Foundation Course - support for Adults - 5 day course running in 2020 in Llandrindod Wells. Foundation course (3 days) Face to Face (2 days) Course dates are Saturdays 4th and 18th April, 2nd and 16th May and 13th June
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01686 610220
For further information email: Gwent@cruse.org.uk
Merthyr and Rhondda Cynon Taff
Email: email@example.com for information on our next training courses.
Hull and East Riding
The Foundation Course for bereavement volunteers is running Saturdays 10am – 5pm: February 1st, 15th and 29th 2020
Other applicants with a general interest in supporting bereaved people will be considered if there are places available. An enhanced course fee will apply.
The Face to Face Elective will run Saturdays 10am – 5pm: March 14th and 28th
No charges for Electives, others also available.
Cruse Bereavement Care South Humber is appealing for more volunteers to support bereaved people in Grimsby, Cleethorpes, Louth and Scunthorpe areas. Our next Bereavement Volunteer training course will be held in Grimsby and Scunthorpe, beginning on the 5th of October 2019. (Dates for the supervisors’ course have yet to finalised but will probably take place in the Autumn in Leeds.
To find out more about becoming a volunteer for Cruse please phone 07867 312658 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Craven and Bradford
For more information email email@example.com or 01756 796004.
For further details email firstname.lastname@example.org
For information about training in Cruse please contact Sue Brown on 0151 645 6604.
Click here for information about training in Northern Ireland.
See the local website for training information from Guernsey Bereavement Service.
For Scottish courses please refer to www.crusescotland.org.uk.