In addition to clinical work, research and writing articles, we also teach ear care to nurses,
audiologists, healthcare assistants and other health professionals. All our training courses are
quality assured by Sheffield University. Please see below for full details. Some of the training
takes place here in Rotherham, but we do take our training ‘on the road’, where appropriate. If
you would like a course brought to you, please contact us.
The Irrigation Study Day and the Half-day Update session are provided throughout the UK by our network
of licensed trainers. Some of them also present the Healthcare Assistants’ Irrigation Course. and the
one-day Microsuction Course for nurses and audiologists. We have 17 trainers in 14 locations throughout
England and Wales. Please contact your local trainer for details of the courses they provide.
Click here for a list of trainers.
Upcoming Events & Training
National Diploma in Primary Ear Care (including Microsuction)
Ear Irrigation Course for Healthcare Assistants and other Support Workers
Microsuction Half-day Update
Ear Irrigation & Instrumentation
Ear Irrigation & Infections
For any enquiries about our training please telephone 01709 423140.
Below you will find details of the courses we provide, all of which are ‘Quality Assured’ by Sheffield University. Please click on the headings for more information.
A 5-day diploma level course, quality assured by Sheffield University, for nurses and practitioners working
in the primary setting and in secondary care. It aims to equip them with the knowledge and clinical skills
to enable them to provide holistic care for patients with ear problems.
This study day is intended to give the practitioner knowledge of and practical experience of ear irrigation and
instrumentation. It is suitable for nurses and audiologists. It aims to provide an understanding of the basic
anatomy and physiology of the ear and the need for preventative care, including patient education and advice.
A two day course in ear irrigation for Healthcare Assistants and other support workers designed to ensure that
those Assistants whose role involves providing basic ear care, including irrigation. are able to do so confidently
and safely. Mentors attend the first day and revise delegation and supervision of competencies.
This is a new 2 day course in Microsuction specifically for support staff. Many Practices would prefer their staff
not to irrigate and are looking at suction as an alternative. Nurses and Audiologists can already access our
Microsuction Study Day. This course is for Healthcare Assistants and others, with the same structure as the HCA
Course in irrigation - HCAs attend both days, Mentors just the first.
Healthcare professionals working in Primary Care are frequently asked to see patients with ear problems. This half day up-date session allows the practitioner to revise their knowledge and competence of irrigation.
Open to Nurses and Healthcare Assistants who have completed the Primary Ear Care Diploma Course, the Irrigation and Instrumentation Study Day or the 2-day Healthcare Assistants’ irrigation course within the last 2 years.
This study day is intended to give practitioners updated knowledge of irrigation and knowledge and treatment of common ear problems.
A 1-day intensive microsuction course for healthcare practitioners, combining practical and taught sessions.
Written in response to demand from healthcare practitioners, including audiologists this is now a well-established and highly regarded study day. It is one of the few microsuction courses for ears in the UK which is backed by a comprehensive protocol and taught by practitioners who have been providing this service for patients for more than ten years.
The course is taught in small numbers, for the benefit of participants, in a nurse-led environment.
This session is intended to give practitioners who have attended the full course in the previous two years updated knowledge of microsuction technique and equipment.
A 2-day course for Audiologists, Associate Audiologists and hearing aid technicians wishing to learn how to take mould impressions for hearing aids, in-ear monitors, (sound protection), swim plugs (water protection) etc. safely and confidently.
If you are interested in hosting a course in your own venue please get in touch.