Training

ear care training

COURSE APPLICATION FORMS -

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


Student 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, at home, 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.

Further details will be published as soon as they are finalised.


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.


Mentorship

The Ear Care Centre provides an optional mentorship program. We have been providing bespoke mentorship for some time now, particularly for those who have studied with us and find it difficult to access a suitable mentor in their workplace. 

A highly trained nurse can come to your place of work for either a four-hour or eight-hour session. You will be observed in a clinic of your own patients/clients putting into practice the knowledge you have gained and performing the skills you have practised/observed while studying with us. 


The mentorship program will provide you with:

  • An opportunity to utilise the wealth of knowledge from one of our extremely experienced nurses on a one to one basis in your own environment 
  • The opportunity to discuss and use your own equipment
  • The security of performing microsuction under close supervision and therefore increasing confidence in your ability to provide safe and effective ear care

Your mentor will provide advice and support in all areas surrounding microsuction including:

  • Patient assessment to determine suitability
  • The microsuction procedure itself
  • Infection prevention
  • Record keeping

Your mentor will document your session; you will receive a copy of the microsuction mentorship record as evidence of your completion. 

Please note: Although microsuction mentorship has been designed to increase your confidence, we are unable to verify competency within one session. As with all procedures clinical competency can only be achieved by practice.

If you require any further information or would like to book a date please contact us. 



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 13 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 National Trainers           

                                                                         

Download our full list of training:  Training Directory

Below is a list of our current training courses - full course details,  application forms, forthcoming dates etc can be found by clicking on the course title.



 

Our Events & Training

2021

  • June

  • 21st
    Ear Irrigation and Instrumentation For Support Workers and their Mentors - FULL
  • 22nd
    Microsuction Course - FULL
  • 24th
    Microsuction Course For Support Workers and their Mentors
  • 25th
    Ear Irrigation and Instrumentation Study Day - FULL
  • 28th
    National Diploma - FULL
  • July

  • 05th
    Ear Irrigation and Instrumentation Study Day
  • 06th
    Ear Irrigation and Instrumentation Half Day Update
  • 19th
    Microsuction Course - FULL
  • 26th
    National Diploma
  • August

  • 02nd
    Ear Irrigation and Instrumentation Study Day
  • 09th
    Microsuction Course
  • 16th
    National Diploma
  • 23rd
    Ear Irrigation and Instrumentation Study Day
  • September

  • 04th
    Microsuction Half Day Up-date
  • 06th
    Microsuction Course
  • 13th
    Microsuction Course For Support Workers and their Mentors
  • 20th
    Ear Irrigation and Instrumentation For Support Workers and their Mentors
  • 23rd
    Ear Irrigation and Instrumentation Half Day Update
  • 27th
    National Diploma - FULL
  • October

  • 18th
    Microsuction Course
  • 28th
    Ear Irrigation and Instrumentation For Support Workers and their Mentors
  • 29th
    Microsuction Course For Support Workers and their Mentors
  • November

  • 08th
    Ear Irrigation and Instrumentation For Support Workers and their Mentors
  • 22nd
    National Diploma
  • 29th
    Microsuction Course
  • December

  • 11th
    Microsuction Half Day Up-date

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.

Student 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 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.



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 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 or the 2-day Healthcare Assistants’ irrigation 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  Cumbria.  If you have completed our Diploma Course and are interested in providing ear care training in your area, please get in touch.