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Browse our specialist health care specific training programmes. These courses are appropriate for health care professionals and workers and have been developed in line with the latest legislation and best practice, meeting all the requirements set out by the appropriate professional and regulatory bodies.
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This course is intended for experienced healthcare professionals such as Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, and suitably qualified and experienced Senior Care Staff who wish to gain the necessary skills and knowledge to carry out their own in–house moving & handling of people training. 

This course aims to provide individuals with the key theory and practical skills to perform safer moving and handling of people.

This course aims to provide healthcare staff with the essential skills to assist them to act appropriately in the event of an emergency.  

*Also available for In-Company Private Group bookings, online, or at your premises.

This course aims to assist management and staff to comply with the Northern Ireland Adult Safeguarding Partnership (NIASP) Training and Development Framework at Level 2 which covers awareness raising, recognising, and responding. 

This course is aimed at individuals of all levels working within health care. It provides learners with the knowledge and skills to prevent and control the spread of infections within a healthcare or related setting.

This course is aimed at health care workers who assist with the administration of medication as part of their role. The course aims to help ensure they do so in a safe manner, minimising risk to service users and themselves. 

The course explores the causes of challenging or aggressive behaviour within the care sector and aims to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to manage such situations in an appropriate manner.

Aimed at nursing staff (also relevant for team leaders within Social Care) to help develop their supervisory skills to aid with the management and appraisal of the staff they are responsible for.

This course aims to provide learners with knowledge and understanding of fire safety issues at work. In turn, helping to develop a culture of fire prevention and fire protection within the workplace.

To assist Nursing and Care Staff to appreciate the importance of good record-keeping to protect themselves, their service users, and their organisation.

This course is aimed at care staff who perform low risk tasks and other similar duties regarding food handling and preparation within a variety of care settings. 

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  • Anaphylaxis
  • Bereavement Awareness
  • Catheterisation Training
  • Child Protection
  • Clinical Governance Awareness
  • Clinical Skills for Senior Care Staff
  • Competency Based Medication Management
  • Continence Management 
  • Dementia Awareness
  • Diabetes Awareness
  • Digital Rectal Examination
  • Dysphagia, Nutrition, and the use of Thickening Agents
  • Effective Communication Skills for Carers
  • Epilepsy & Stesolid
  • Epilepsy Awareness & Admin of Buccal Midazolam
  • Epilepsy Awareness
  • Falls Prevention & Management
  • Gastrojejunostomy and Care of (PEG) Training
  • Human Rights, Deprivation of Liberty, Restraint, and Restrictive Practice
  • Immunisation Training for Registered Nurses
  • Insertion of Indwelling Urinary Catheters for Reg Nurses
  • Insertion of Supra Pubic Catheters for Reg Nurses
  • Intimate & Personal Care
  • Legal and Professional Aspects of Healthcare
  • Management of the Deteriorating Patient
  • MUST Training
  • Naso-Gastric Intubation, Feeding, and Maintenance
  • Nutritional Guidelines & MENU Planning
  • Oxygen Therapy Training
  • Palliative and End of Life Care
  • PEG Management Training
  • Personality Disorder Awareness
  • Personality Disorders and Ligature Awareness
  • PICA Training
  • Record Keeping & Confidentiality
  • Stoma Care
  • Tissue Viability Wound and Pressure Sore Prevention and Management
  • Venepuncture/Phlebotomy
  • Equality & Diversity, Duty of Care, Person-Centered Working, Policy on Advocacy & Support
  • Personal Boundaries and Attachment

FAQs about Healthcare Training Courses​

Health care training is a specialist form of training for health care staff who work in a wide range of care settings. These settings may be day-care, domiciliary care agencies, dental practices, independent medical agencies, independent hospitals, clinics, nursing agencies, residential care homes, residential family settings, or nursing homes.

Within Northern Ireland, legislation is governed and enforced by the RQIA. The law places a duty on the registered person of the varying care setting to ensure that all persons employed receive training appropriate to their work. Healthcare settings can locate guidance on the RQIAs minimum mandatory training expectations on their website within downloadable documents named 'training guidance'.

In England, Scotland, and Wales, some training providers combine the required range of individual training requirements into one all-encompassing care certificate course, many of which are CPD accredited. Health Matters can facilitate this approach to help workers within the health and social care sector within Northern Ireland achieve their healthcare training requirements. Depending on the course type, certification periods typically range from 12 months to 3 years.

Here is a wide range of healthcare training courses available. Mandatory courses include orientation and induction, fire safety awareness, fire warden, infection prevention and control, adult safeguarding, basic life support (BLS), coping with challenging behaviour, moving and handling people, health and safety awareness and medicines management. In addition to these training courses, management and supervisory-level health care related programmes are also available, such as supervision, appraisal, and complaints handling. Most of these courses are included within the 15 standards for the Care Certificate.

Also included within our portfolio of healthcare training courses are more specialist courses such as those listed below:

  • Anaphylaxis
  • Bereavement awareness
  • Catheterisation training
  • Child protection
  • Clinical governance awareness
  • Continence management
  • Dementia awareness
  • Diabetes awareness
  • Digital rectal examination
  • Dysphagia, nutrition, and the use of thickening agents
  • Effective communication skills for carers
  • Epilepsy and Stesolid®
  • Administration of buccal midazolam
  • Epilepsy awareness
  • Falls prevention and management
  • Gastrojejunostomy and care of (PEG) training
  • Human rights, deprivation of liberty, restraint and restrictive practice
  • Immunisation training for registered nurses
  • Insertion of indwelling urinary catheters for reg nurses
  • Insertion of suprapubic catheters for reg nurses
  • Intimate and personal care
  • Legal and professional aspects of healthcare
  • Management of the deteriorating patient
  • MUST training
  • Nasogastric intubation, feeding and maintenance
  • Nutritional guidelines & menu planning
  • Oxygen therapy training
  • Palliative and end of life care
  • PEG management training
  • Personality disorder awareness
  • Personality disorders and ligature awareness
  • PICA training
  • Recordkeeping & confidentiality
  • Stoma care
  • Tissue viability wound and pressure sore prevention and management
  • Venepuncture and phlebotomy
  • Equality and diversity, the duty of care, person-centred working, policy on advocacy & support
  • Personal boundaries and attachment

Another specialist course exclusive to Health Matters is the IOSH approved moving and handling of people train the trainer course. This course teaches suitably qualified individuals how to deliver moving and handling of people training to healthcare workers within their care setting. In addition, this course facilitates a cost-effective approach to training for care settings or groups with large numbers of employees to train or healthcare staff that require training at varying times.

Any course named and listed which is theory-based is available as an online course via Zoom, Microsoft Teams or Webex. Alternatively, healthcare eLearning courses are available on request to aid training rollout to employees within larger settings or those with logistical barriers. Health Matters can also deliver within care settings or from their purpose-built training centres in Newry and Belfast. Both locations are fully furnished with healthcare-specific training aids to facilitate a practical training experience.

Our high-quality courses, which healthcare professionals have developed, reassure employers that they are meeting their legislative requirements by employing healthcare staff with the appropriate skills and knowledge to deliver upon the remit of their role safely. Healthcare professionals can also use our healthcare assistant training courses for continued professional development purposes, contributing to the revalidation of their respective professional memberships. An example of this is the Nursing and Midwifery Council's (NMC) Revalidation which was introduced and became a requirement in April 2016. Thousands of nursing professionals have used Health Matters training courses to evidence a proportion of the 35 hours of continual personal development (CPD) required over three years. The courses utilised included those listed previously.

Whether working part-time, full-time or for an agency, every health care worker requires training appropriate to their role. This grouping includes health and social care support workers, health care assistants and health care professionals such as nurses, doctors, physiotherapists, and dentists.

Requirements will vary based on their work and the setting in which they locate. However, there are standard courses applicable to all levels and types of health care workers, whether a support worker or care assistant in a residential care setting or a health care professional such as a nurse in a nursing home. Therefore, our programmes can be categorised broadly into health care assistant training courses and professional level courses.

What differentiates Health Matters is our highly skilled trainers' ability to tailor delivery to suit the learners' specific needs. In addition, these health care trainers, all of whom have worked previously as professionals, can also advise employers on their training requirements, or provide employees with relevant tutor support during and after their learning journey.