Learning and development


To help equip you to meet the needs and demands of your role, we’ve designed a learning and development framework that divides our courses into six specific themes:

  • Wellbeing and emotional resilience
  • Leadership and change
  • Living with the impact of cancer
  • The changing cancer environment
  • Palliative and end of life care
  • We are Macmillan

We offer face-to-face courses and a variety of e-learning, as well as conferences for all Macmillan professionals.

Find out more about the free learning and development offer for Macmillan professionals on Learn Zone.

If you’re not a Macmillan professional, you can still access free e-learning.


Every Macmillan professional can apply for two individual grants within a calendar year. These can be used to fund learning and development courses, attend conferences or study for a Master’s degree.

A group or team of professionals can apply for a grant to purchase or develop bespoke training. Only one member of the team needs to be a Macmillan professional.

To submit an application, visit Learn Zone.

Courses for people affected by cancer

We offer a wide range of face-to-face courses for people affected by cancer, including:

  • Supported self-management – helping people to develop skills such as relaxation techniques to improve their quality of life
  • Supporting others – helping people to develop skills such as listening and responding techniques so they can support others affected by cancer
  • User involvement – showing people how they can use their cancer experience to improve cancer services on a local and national scale.