Stroke Training

About us

Stroke Training from the Stroke Association is your one-stop shop for all your stroke training and qualification needs. We provide specialised stroke training, that has been awarded the Skills for Health Quality Mark, for anyone providing care and support to those affected, or at risk of stroke. If you work in health or social care, or care for a family member or friend who has had a stroke, we have a course that will suit you. This includes:

View the brochure for this course.

"Our recent CQC inspection highly praised the way we incorporated the Communication Passport from the stroke course. They recognised how the tools and knowledge gained from the course enhance service users quality of life within the home"
Nicolette, Level 3 student

Quality standard

The training we provide is based on the Stroke Specific Education Framework (SSEF) guidelines for training and is endorsed by the UK Stroke Forum Education and Training. We use stroke survivors throughout our training to ensure that it is accurate and meets their needs.

We are also one of the first organisations to receive the Skills for Health Quality Mark as a provider, which provides a framework that defines and endorses superior learning and training standards that healthcare employers need to cultivate a world-class workforce.

Our team

We are passionate about our training and committed to driving up stroke care standards. We have extensive experience and knowledge of stroke through our work and many relationships with stroke survivors, carers and their families. 

Our training team is based at the Life After Stroke Centre in Bromsgrove, but carries out training across the whole of the UK

The team is led by Cate Burke, Assistant Director of Education and Training

Our full time stroke trainers:

  • Jane Lewis
  • James Benson
  • Josh Murphy

In addition to our full-time stroke trainers, we have a team of Associate Trainers based in our Stroke Association offices throughout the UK. They carry out training around their everyday jobs within the Stroke Association.

Also in our team are: 

  • Nikki Owen, Business and Marketing Manager
  • Olivia Flaherty, Training Administrative Assistant