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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 2021 2022.

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.

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:

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.