Training

ear care training


COURSE APPLICATION FORMS -


Scroll down to the course list where you can find information on course content, dates, costs and suitability. 


Please click on the below links to access our course application forms.

Delegate Training Course Application Form

Mentor Training Course Application Form


Covid 19 has given us the opportunity to reflect on the way in which we present our training and, as a result, we are  launching our FANTASTIC new training programme tailored to the times we live in and ready to take us into the post-Covid era.

From January 2021 you'll be able to access our multi award-winning training here in Rotherham, in your workplace or a venue of your choice.

We'll be offering a combination of face-to-face learning, Microsoft Teams, webinars and practical mentoring sessions, including time to talk on a one-to-one basis and as a group, plus ongoing support.


If you have already booked on a course or if you would like to book a place on any of our forthcoming courses please contact us in the usual ways:

Email: rgh-tr.earcaretraining@nhs.net

Phone:  01709 423140

We look forward to seeing you here in Rotherham, safe and well, in the very near future.


Some recent comments about our training from students:

The best, most informative, training I have ever attended. (Been in Health & Social Care for nearly 20 years - so attended enough to know!)

This has been one of the most interesting and informative courses (Diploma Course) I have attended. All the information is essential to my role and will be of great benefit in progressing my career

Excellent training course. I would definitely recommend to anyone. Reasonably priced, too. Location great. There should be more than one!

Fantastic! (the trainers) make the Course fun, interactive and interesting.  Probably one of the best courses I have attended in 22 years of healthcare and lots of different courses.  Thank you ladies.

Didn't feel like I was in a normal learning environment.  The delivery of the course was excellent.

Amazingly taught - very easy to understand.  Seemed to take things in better than previous courses - lovely atmosphere.  Nice to have someone actually teach rather than relying on Powerpoint for everything!


Training and Trainers

We have numerous trainers in locations throughout England and Scotland. Please contact your local trainer for details of the courses they provide. Click here for a list of National Trainers



Course List

Below you will find details of the courses we provide. Please click on the headings for more information. All of the courses can be delivered remotely. 

For any enquiries about our training please telephone 01709 423140

To apply for a particular course please click on and complete the appropriate interactive form below. This allows you to submit your application electronically in one simple step.

Delegate Training Course Application Form

Mentor Training Course Application Form


The National Diploma in Primary Ear Care for Practitioners

A 5-day diploma level course for registered general nurses 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.


Infections & Treatments and Management Half-day

This session aims to provide practitioners with a foundation of knowledge on which to base clinical decisions when providing care to patients with ear infections. It is suitable for any health care professional who is required to assess/diagnose or treat individuals with ear infections.


Ear Irrigation & Instrumentation Study Day

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.


Ear Irrigation and Instrumentation/Microsuction Half-Day Update

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 Ear Care Diploma Course, the Irrigation and Instrumentation Study Day/Microsuction or the Healthcare Assistants’ Irrigation/Microsuction course within the last 2 years.


Ear Irrigation & Instrumentation for Health Care Assistants, Support Workers and their Mentors

A 1-day course for 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 only the first day of the course and revise delegation and supervision of competencies.


Microsuction for Health Care Assistants, Support Workers and their Mentors

This is a 1-day course in Microsuction specifically for Healthcare Assistants, Associate Audiologists, Associate Practitioners, and their mentors, who will perform microsuction on a regular basis. This is a new 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 Associate Practitioners with the same structure as the Support Workers' Irrigation study day  - Associate Practitioners  attend the full day, Mentors just the afternoon


Microsuction Course

A 1-day intensive microsuction course for nurses, audiologists and other registered 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.

We have recently introduced a half-day update for those qualified professionals who want to keep abreast of developments in technique and to update their skills


If you are interested in hosting a course in your own venue please get in touch.


We are currently looking for a new trainer or trainers in Wales and Ireland. If you have completed our Diploma Course and are interested in providing ear care training in your area, please get in touch.