Dates available
  • Wednesday 17th June (1:00pm) - Monday 31st August (8:00pm) 2020

    United Kingdom

About the event

In these unprecedented times we want to support our members through the challenges they will face when back in the classroom.

 One of those challenges will be how to deal with children and young people who will have lost someone to COVID-19 and the effects of grief from this and how this may impact school/ college life.

NEU has partnered with EduCare a leading online training organisation for the education sector to offer a limited number of fully funded places on their dealing with bereavement and loss course. The course has been produced in partnership with Winston’s Wish, the UKs first childhood bereavement charity.

It covers:

  • The factors relating to how children or young people will respond to a death.
  • How to ensure the bereaved student’s needs are respected and supported by all staff who come in contact with them.
  • How a death may impact school life and how information should be shared with students and staff.
  • How to manage potentially difficult topics and communication.
  • How to communicate about tragic events in the media.
  • What should be included in a bereavement policy and guidance to staff.
  • When to seek further help.

The course duration is approximately 2 hours, a 70% pass mark is needed to pass the course and download a certificate. It is Level 2 and CPD certified. You can log in any time to start and complete.

As this course is administered manually, there may be a delay of up to three days between registering and receiving a sign in link. 

Places on this course are currently full until the end of this academic year. Winston's Wish, the charity behind the training, are however, offering free bereavement training to schools at this time. To find out more about how your school can access this and other child bereavement resources please click here.