Resources, information and support to help Macmillan professionals in their role.

UK-wide L&D offer

You know that cancer affects people in every way, from their health and their relationships, right through to their finances and their work. Their needs are ever changing and, as a result, so are the demands placed on you.

Before you book

Once you know the courses you need, you can attend any of them anywhere in the UK - it doesn't matter where you live or where you are based.

Please ask your employer to cover the costs of transport and overnight accommodation in the first instance, but if they can't, more help is available:

Choose the right level

Whatever the stage of your career, you're guaranteed to find opportunities that suit you.

The levels of courses available are:

  • Foundation
    Focusing on core knowledge and skills, and looking at how to apply some of the learning in your workplace.
  • Intermediate
    Providing you with more detailed knowledge and skills, and exploring how to apply these within the remit of your role.
  • Advanced
    Offering a higher-level provision of knowledge and skills, and focusing on how to apply them at a more advanced or strategic level.

To help equip you to meet these needs and demands, we've designed a clear modular framework that divides the courses into six specific themes.

We Are Macmillan

Macmillan believes that no one should face cancer alone. To find out more about our aims and our strategies - and the crucial role you play in helping us to achieve them - these are the courses for you.

Living with the impact of cancer

Equip yourself with the vital skills you need to strengthen your relationships with people living with or beyond cancer and help them to self-manage more effectively.

Palliative and end-of-life care

When your role involves supporting people towards the end of their lives and their families, it's crucial that you receive the support you need too - and our palliative care courses can help.

Well-being and emotional resilience

From practicing mindfulness to developing strategies that combat stress and support wellbeing, these courses will enable you to look after yourself and others.

The changing cancer environment

We offer an array of fundamental courses that will help you negotiate difficult situations and improve your understanding of cancer care's ever-changing landscape.

Leadership and change

Whether you need to deliver memorable presentations, manage projects or lead teams, these courses will provide you with the knowledge and the confidence you need to shine.

Managing Cancer in the Workplace

Equip yourself with the vital skills you need to support employees affected by cancer in the workplace.

UK-wide & Online Courses

Book your place early to avoid disappointment!

31 courses

Acute Oncology

  • Professionals
  • Macmillan Professionals
Format
E-Learning
Level
Foundation
Programme
The changing cancer environment

An introduction to adult acute oncology services, covering key principles, recognising conditions and initiating appropriate action to ensure safe and timely high-quality care.

Be Mindful

  • Macmillan Professionals
Format
Booked E-Learning
Level
Foundation
Programme
Well-being and emotional resilience

This course explores the theory and practice of mindfulness.

Buddying and befriending

  • Staff
  • Professionals
  • Macmillan Professionals
Format
E-Learning
Level
Foundation
Programme
Living with the impact of cancer

Extend support to people affected by cancer with a befriending scheme within your service or support group.

Can we talk about work?

  • Professionals
  • Macmillan Professionals
Format
E-Learning
Level
Foundation
Programme
Living with the impact of cancer

Helps you answer questions about employment and cancer with confidence.

Cancer in the workplace for Managers

  • Public
  • Staff
  • Professionals
  • Macmillan Professionals
Format
E-Learning
Level
Foundation
Programme
Managing Cancer in the Workplace

Helping line managers support people affected by cancer in the workplace.

Challenges in Ethical Decision Making

  • Professionals
  • Macmillan Professionals
Format
Face-to-Face
Level
Intermediate
Programme
The changing cancer environment

This study session has been designed to help Macmillan professionals share a common language for talking about ethics in their work. Learning about ethical principles is done while looking at topical ethical issues from different angles.

Changing children's attitudes to death

  • Public
  • Professionals
  • Macmillan Professionals
Format
E-Learning
Level
Foundation
Programme
Palliative and end-of-life care

Using the Acorn Approach with hospices and schools to change children and young people's attitudes to death and dying.

Emotional Resilience: exploring vicarious traumatisation and self-care

  • Macmillan Professionals
Format
Face-to-Face
Level
Foundation
Programme
Well-being and emotional resilience

This subject will be supported with pre-reading which you will be sent when your place is confirmed, a 1 hour virtual webinar on the dates below and a ½ day (4 hour) virtual classroom workshop.

Emotional Wellbeing: a taster session

  • Volunteers
  • Professionals
  • Macmillan Professionals
Format
Face-to-Face
Level
Foundation
Programme
Well-being and emotional resilience

This Emotional Health and Wellbeing (EH&WB) taster session will introduce you to our Macmillan Wellbeing Framework© which provides a host of resources and learning opportunities that holistically consider your overall emotional health and wellbeing. The session will broadly cover some of the content within the framework, such as building resilience skills, and then sign-post you to where and how you might extend your learning across all of the content areas within the framework.

HOPE Information Session

  • Volunteers
  • Professionals
  • Macmillan Professionals
Format
Face-to-Face
Level
Foundation
Programme
Living with the impact of cancer

This 2.5 hour virtual session is an opportunity to learn more about Macmillan’s HOPE programme that runs under licence from H4C (hope in the community).

Impact Evaluation

  • Professionals
  • Macmillan Professionals
Format
E-Learning
Level
Foundation
Programme
Leadership and change

Increase your knowledge of evaluation and develop the skills and confidence to evaluate your work.

Improving care for LGBT people with cancer

  • Public
  • Professionals
  • Macmillan Professionals
Format
E-Learning
Level
Foundation
Programme
Living with the impact of cancer

Achieving quality in end of live care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.

Introduction to Acute Oncology: emergency situations and how to deal with them

  • Professionals
  • Macmillan Professionals
Format
Face-to-Face
Level
Foundation
Programme
The changing cancer environment

Due to the changing landscape of cancer care in the UK, people are living longer after a cancer diagnosis with increasingly complex needs. Whilst many of the consequences and side-effects of cancer and its treatment can safely be self-managed, others may need urgent medical attention. Do you know the difference?

Introduction to Palliative and End of Life Care

  • Volunteers
  • Professionals
  • Macmillan Professionals
Format
Face-to-Face
Level
Foundation
Programme
Palliative and end-of-life care

This 3.5 hour virtual classroom workshop is designed to provide an overview of Palliative and End of Life Care. There will be the opportunity to explore more around Palliative and End of Life Care and how you can support people living with cancer to understand more about what palliative care is and how it can support them.

Legal issues, families and cancer

  • Professionals
  • Macmillan Professionals
Format
E-Learning
Level
Foundation
Programme
Living with the impact of cancer

Gain awareness of the legal and family matters that may arise when a relative is affected by cancer.

Listening and Responding

  • Professionals
  • Macmillan Professionals
Format
Face-to-Face
Level
Foundation
Programme
The changing cancer environment

We all like to think of ourselves as good listeners, but do you want to do more to develop your listening skills so that you can better support people living with cancer?

Loss, grief and bereavement

  • Volunteers
  • Professionals
  • Macmillan Professionals
Format
Face-to-Face
Level
Foundation
Programme
Palliative and end-of-life care

This 3.5 hour virtual classroom workshop aims to help you gain a deeper understanding on the wide range of losses and grief experienced by people living with cancer. It helps you feel more confident in using your skills to deal appropriately with individual situations. It is important to understand that you will need to be prepared to explore and share your own experiences in this workshop

Managing the Consequences of Cancer and its Treatment

  • Professionals
  • Macmillan Professionals
Format
Face-to-Face
Level
Foundation
Programme
Living with the impact of cancer

This 3.5 hour virtual classroom workshop will explore the consequences of cancer and its treatment, including both physical and psychological effects such as chronic fatigue, sexual difficulties, mental health problems, pain, urinary and gastrointestinal problems and lymphoedema.

MQuISS® support and guidance

  • Staff
  • Professionals
  • Macmillan Professionals
Format
E-Learning
Level
Intermediate
Programme
The changing cancer environment

Supporting you with the Macmillan Quality in Information and Support Services (MQuISS®) standards. A one-stop-shop of information, guidance and other resources.

Neutropenic sepsis

  • Professionals
  • Macmillan Professionals
Format
E-Learning
Level
Foundation
Programme
Living with the impact of cancer

A dramatic reconstruction that examines the issue of neutropenic sepsis.

Nutritional care

  • Professionals
  • Macmillan Professionals
Format
E-Learning
Level
Foundation
Programme
Living with the impact of cancer

Understand why nutritional care is a vital element of cancer care and how to manage and support patients' dietary needs.

Pain and Symptom Management for End of Life and Palliative Care

  • Professionals
  • Macmillan Professionals
Format
Face-to-Face
Level
Foundation
Programme
Palliative and end-of-life care

This 3.5 hour virtual classroom workshop is designed to provide an overview of Pain and Symptom Management. There will be the opportunity to explore more around the subject and talk about some of the myths surrounding pain management at End of Life.

Personalised Care and Support Planning: Understanding the Recovery Package

  • Professionals
  • Macmillan Professionals
Format
Face-to-Face
Level
Foundation
Programme
Living with the impact of cancer

This 3.5 hour virtual classroom workshop is designed to provide an overview of Personalised Care and Support Planning (PCSP) for people living with cancer including elements formerly known as the Recovery Package. There will be the opportunity to explore how PCSP can be implemented into your workplace. The session will provide a forum for discussion and debate, with opportunities to learn, share and network with other professionals.

Quality Together - Support and Guidance

  • Staff
  • Macmillan Professionals
Format
E-Learning
Level
Intermediate
Programme
The changing cancer environment

Supporting you with Quality Together the Macmillan quality standard, designed to help teams to describe what a good, high-quality person-centred experience looks like.

Running a Practice Nurse Cancer Course

  • Professionals
  • Macmillan Professionals
Format
E-Learning
Level
Foundation
Programme
The changing cancer environment

Supporting material to accompany the Guide to content, planning and delivery for a Macmillan Cancer Course for Practice Nurses.

SAGE and THYME

  • Volunteers
  • Professionals
  • Macmillan Professionals
Format
Face-to-Face
Level
Foundation
Programme
The changing cancer environment

The 3hrs virtual workshop, run by 2 facilitators, teaches you how to use a structured approach to getting into and out of a conversation with someone who is upset or has concerns, whilst providing basic psychological support. The workshop uses a mix of small group work, lectures and rehearsals.

Supporting your service

  • Staff
  • Professionals
  • Macmillan Professionals
Format
E-Learning
Level
Foundation
Programme
The changing cancer environment

Good practice in recruiting, training and supporting volunteers.

Understanding cancer and its treatments

  • Volunteers
  • Professionals
  • Macmillan Professionals
Format
Face-to-Face
Level
Foundation
Programme
The changing cancer environment

The aim of these 2 half-day workshops is to raise awareness of the nature of cancer, prevention, early detection, investigation, staging and treatment options for cancer.

We are Macmillan follow up

  • Macmillan Professionals
Format
Face-to-Face
Level
Foundation
Programme
We Are Macmillan

If you have recently joined as a Macmillan Professional, have been invited to the interim online induction and have had chance to complete it; the invitation below provides more support if you need it.

Working with cancer

  • Public
  • Staff
  • Professionals
  • Macmillan Professionals
Format
E-Learning
Level
Foundation
Programme
Living with the impact of cancer

Refresh existing knowledge and gain new information on the occupational health impact of a cancer diagnosis on working age adults.

Working with children pre-bereavement

  • Public
  • Professionals
Format
E-Learning
Level
Foundation
Programme
Palliative and end-of-life care

Helping children and young people when someone close has cancer.

Learning and Development Grants

Macmillan provides individual and group grants to support the learning and career development of both Macmillan professionals and the wider cancer workforce.

Visit the L&D Grants website to find out if you qualify.

More information for professionals

More general information and resources for professionals can be found on Macmillan's main website, including:

  • Expenses forms
  • Policy documents
  • Newsletter archives