Education Courses

A wide variety of education courses is available at Milford Care Centre.  Please download our 2015 Education Directory here.


Quick View of Upcoming Courses 2015

To book a course please download the course booking form and return it to:

The Education Secretary, Education, Research and Professional Development Service, Milford Care Centre, Plassey Park Road, Castletroy, Limerick.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the team at 061 485 841 or email



Milford Care Centre is delighted to announce that we will be offering this exciting new course in collaboration with Northern Ireland Hospice.

Date: 27th April to 24th June 2015 (running again 28th September – 25th November)

Venue: Eight Week Distance Learning Certificate (Introduction Evening and Exam Day will be facilitated in the Education Centre in Milford Care  Centre Limerick).

Aim: This Certificate addresses the needs and challenges of providing care to people with dementia.

Fee: £400 sterling    

Entry Requirements:

In order to undertake the course applicants must be working in a suitable practice setting, for example, in an acute hospital, nursing home or hospice, community setting and should have direct contact with dementia patients. The course is open to the following professions: nursing, medicine, social work, chaplaincy, physiotherapy, and occupational therapy.


  • Portfolio: candidates will write a case study demonstrating personal and professional reflection about the management of a patient with dementia needs within a palliative care setting. 
  • Written Examination:  the 90 minute written assessment will comprise of multiple choice questions and short note questions in response to a video scenario.

Booking and Further Information:

Education & Research Department, Jennymount Business Park, North Derby Street, Belfast BT15 3HN.

Email: Telephone: +44 (0) 28 9078 1836

Course Leaflet



The eight-week distance learning/home study programme is aimed at doctors, nurses and pharmacists working in clinical practice or who are new to specialist palliative care. Over 2000 candidates have completed the program since its initiation. Feedback from the course is hugely positive with candidates claiming -

“A very practical based course” “access and advice from experts in palliative care really strengthens its applicability to practice” “I brought what I learned to the bedside of my patients who needed a palliative approach”

The course has been awarded 35 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland and 50 Continuing Professional Development Points from The Royal College of Physicians Ireland.

This course is provided twice a year. The first course will begin on the 13th of April and the second on the 14th of  September 2015.

For more information and to access the application form please download the ECEPC distance learning Leaflet and return it to Lisa Pickham at Distance Learning Administration email 

Telephone enquiries can be made to Lisa at 061 485863

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