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Training and learning

Health professionals taking part in CervicalCheck can access training and learning resources.

These include:

Training courses

Accredited training is available through the Screening Training Unit of the National Screening Service (NSS).

To see details of upcoming courses, download the Cervical Screening Education Prospectus 2022 2023.

Training courses are provided in partnership with:

  • Irish College of General Practitioners
  • Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (Nursing Faculty)
  • University College Cork
  • National University of Ireland Galway

The training is in line with the recommendations of the NSS Guidelines for Quality Assurance in Cervical Screening.

Schedule of Webinars Sept - Dec 2022

September 2022

Learning Event


Monday 12th September 07.30 -8.30pm

What is Screening? What the public needs to know

1 hour

October 2022

Learning Event


Wednesday 12th October         1-2pm

LGBT+ awareness for cervical screening

1 hour

Wednesday 26th October         1-2pm

Increasing participation in cervical screening in primary care

1 hour

November 2022

Learning Event


Monday 07th November 7.30-8.30pm

Cervical Cancer Elimination Project

1 hour

Wednesday 30th November     1-2pm

Supporting the trans community to participate in cervical screening

1 Hour

December 2022

Learning Event


Wednesday 07th December      1-2pm

CervicalCheck Operations Webinar for Administration Support Staff

1 Hour

Thursday 15th December      1-2pm

An overview of Colposcopy care: What to tell women being referred and receiving care

1 Hour

Apply for training

To apply for a training course you must complete the:

Places on courses are limited. Early application is advised.

Training for GP trainees

GP trainees can avail of certified training.

A GP trainee resource pack is available. Training is delivered through the GP Training Scheme.

To earn the certification, GP trainees must complete:

  • the GP trainee application form
  • 2 theory sessions specified in the GP trainee resource pack
  • a clinical audit with a CervicalCheck clinical trainer

GP Training Schemes will deliver the 2 theory sessions. The scheme must certify that the trainee has completed the theory component. Evidence of dates must also be given.

Contact the Screening Training Unit for more information.

Online e-learning portal

The Screening Service online e-learning portal includes:

  • CPD accredited courses
  • online lectures
  • cervix image library
  • guides for practice management tools systems
  • educational resources for health professionals

The online e-learning portal enables you to advance your knowledge and skills. You can do this in your own time.

Contact the Screening Training Unit

Phone: 061 406511 / 061 406508

Is cuid den tSeirbhís Náisiúnta Scagthástála é CervicalCheck
Bosca Oifig Phoist 161, Luimneach
Saorghlao 1800 45 45 55
CervicalCheck is part of the National Cancer Screening Service
PO Box 161 Limerick
Freephone 1800 45 45 55

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Is cuid den Rannóg Sláinte agus Folláine i bhFeidhmeannacht na Seirbhíse Sláinte í an tSeirbhís Náisiúnta Scagthástála. Cuimsíonn sí BreastCheck – An Clár Náisiúnta Scagthástála Cíoch, CervicalCheck – An Clár Náisiúnta Scagthástála Ceirbheacs, BowelScreen – An Clár Náisiúnta Scagthástála Putóige agus Diabetic RetinaScreen – An Clár Náisiúnta Scagthástála Reitiní do Dhiaibéitigh.

The National Screening Service is part of the Health and Wellbeing Division of the Health Service Executive. It encompasses BreastCheck – The National Breast Screening Programme, CervicalCheck – The National Cervical Screening Programme, BowelScreen – The National Bowel Screening Programme and Diabetic RetinaScreen – The National Diabetic Retinal Screening Programme.