The National Diploma in Primary Ear Care for Practitioners

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This is the diploma level course for nurses and practitioners, working in the primary setting and secondary care. It is taught in small groups over 5 consecutive days, either on a residential or non-residential basis, followed by 3 months’ practical experience. It aims to equip nurses working in primary and secondary care with the knowledge and clinical skills to enable them to provide holistic care for patients with ear problems.



Topics covered:

  • Introduction to holistic aural care, including microsuction, ear irrigation, aural toilet, aural treatments and use of instruments.
  • Hearing loss and related problems including types of deafness, care of hearing aids and tinnitus care advice.

 Theory and practice are taught concurrently, experiential learning taking place in patient clinics.

As a result of the necessity for social distancing we will be putting new teaching methods into place, both for your safety and ours.  This will take the form of some interactive teaching via the internet and some practical tuition. It is important, therefore, that if your experience  of ear care is limited you have a mentor at your place of work, to ensure that you achieve the required competencies.  Further details will be posted here nearer the time, and will, of course, be sent to you when you book a place.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Have critically considered the clinical management of aural problems in the light of current knowledge and research.
  • Be able to identify common aural conditions and give the appropriate treatment and care.
  • Have an understanding of different types of deafness and the correct use of screening tools.

Please be aware that you will be expected to achieve a programme of Clinical Competencies.  Prior to attending the course you must identify a mentor who will be able to oversee your work and sign to say that you have  successfully completed all the competencies.


£750.00 per person (includes lunches)

Details of local accommodation are available on request


Forthcoming Dates:

February 15th -19th 2021 FULL

May 10th - 14th 2021 FULL

July 5th - 9th 2021

September 27th - 1st October 2021

November 22nd - 26th November 2021

What to do now? – If you need more information than is provided here, please telephone us. To apply for a course, please use the interactive application form which you will find below


“An excellent, informative, mind-blowing course, which has definitely changed both my outlook on PEOPLE with ear problems, but will also change the way in which I will practice in future – and lead to safe practice for others”

“Great – it made me realise how much I could improve my service to my patients”

“…can’t believe I’ve been practising so badly for years”

“…did not realise how much I did not know”

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