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!

17 courses

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.

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.

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.

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.

Macmillan Explore - Primary Care

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

Macmillan Explore 2020

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

Supporting nurses and allied health professionals with an interest in specialist cancer practice. Shape your future. Explore cancer care.

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.

OGRP- Online Group Reflective Practice

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

What is it? Reflective practice is a form of deep thinking about work with the aim of improving practice. It involves paying close attention to details of experiences to see what can be discovered or learned from them. Through reflection, professionals can think about their work in a way that facilitates developing their professional practice. These sessions will be delivered on-line via Zoom and facilitated by a health psychologist experienced in online group facilitation.

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.

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.

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