Microsuction for Associate Audiologists/Practitioners and their mentors


This is a one-day course in Microsuction specifically for  Associate Audiologists, Healthcare Assistants, Associate Practitioners who will perform microsuction on a regular basis. Many Practices prefer their staff to suction as an alternative to irrigation.

Nurses and Audiologists can already access a Microsuction Study Day specifically for registered professionals on Band 5 and above. 

This course is for Associate Practitioners, with the same structure as the HCA  irrigation and instrumentation course - students attend the full day, mentors just the morning.

Suitable for:

  • Healthcare Assistants/Associate Practitioners working in general practice and the community
  • Associate Audiologists and other support workers, including pharmacists, working in a variety of environments
    all of whom will be performing microsuction on a regular basis in order to maintain their skills

The course provides knowledge and practical guidance which, together with mentorship in situ, should enable support workers to fulfil their extended role.

Please be aware that students should make sure that they are insured to perform microsuction at their place of work before carrying out the procedure.

Learning Outcomes:

  • An understanding of the basic anatomy and physiology of the ear
  • An understanding of basic ear care
  • A foundation of knowledge on which to base practical ear microsuction including otoscopy
  • Reflected on accountability and documentation
  • An understanding that, during and following completion of the course, they will undertake ear microsuction within appropriately delegated, monitored and supervised conditions and within the limits of their knowledge, skill and competence
  • An understanding that, following the course, ear microsuction will continue to be undertaken in accordance with the Ear Care Guidelines

Following the course, the student will require practical supervision by a suitable mentor who has received training in ear care. The mentor must be identified, and approved, prior to commencement of the course and must attend the morning of this study day.


Price: £525.00 (includes lunch for HCAs/Associates )


Forthcoming Dates:

New course dates will be announced in the coming weeks


Some comments about this Course:

From mentors:

Very good and lots of fun too!

 Lecturer amazing and inspirational to students

Enjoyed the relaxed lighthearted atmosphere

from support workers:

Gwen was absolutely amazing, explained things in a manner which was completely understood by all

Fantastic course

Great combination of fun and learning

Staff are wonderful and very helpful

Excellent, well delivered and good mixture of learning styles

100% of students said they would recommend this course to colleagues


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


Student Training Course Application Form

Mentor Training Course Application Form

HCA Microsuction Course Flier