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Latest online training opportunities

Find details of the latest online training opportunities released for HSE staff

Published: 21 September 2020

Online Training Programmes

Online Training
Suicide Prevention Alertness Skills 
If you are interested please email your name, address and college/ work location to

This programme is suitable for anyone over the age of 18 who wants to help prevent suicide and is prepared to become more suicide alert.

START helps participants to identify people who are at risk, confidently ask them about the topic of suicide and connect them with resources that can help them stay safe. It is a level 2 alertness skills programme and not as advanced as safeTALK or the two-day intervention skills workshop, ASIST.

How does START work?

  • You can complete the programme on any device or computer.
  • On average, the programme will take approx.1.5 hrs and you can do it on any internet-accessible device.
  • You can do the training in 1 session or stopping and recommencing at your own convenience and you up to 60 days to complete it.
  • The programme uses a mix of guided online content, video and interactive questions.
  • You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the programme.

This course is funded in Ireland by the HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention and provided by LivingWorks.

HSeLanD training
Safeguarding Adults at Risk of Abuse
To access this eLearning module, search for ‘Safeguarding adults at risk of abuse’ on HSeLanD.

The aim of this module is to support staff to recognise, respond and report safeguarding concerns regarding adults at risk of abuse.

 By the end of this module the learner will be able to:

  • Recognise the different types of abuse and when abuse may be happening.
  • Understand how to respond immediately to safeguard the person at risk of abuse.
  • Know how to raise concerns and who to go to for support.
HSeLanD training
Your Service Your Say: Complaints Handling Guidance for Clinical Staff
Click here to access the training course on HSELanDYou can find the module within the Personal Effectiveness Skills, HR Skills catalogue.

The HSE’s National Complaints Governance and Learning Team (NCGLT) have launched an interactive e-learning complaints training tool to assist all clinical staff in understanding the Your Service Your Say Complaints process and how individual clinical staff may become involved in it. The aim of the module is to:

  1. Provide clinical staff with a clear understanding of the YSYS complaints process.
  2. Assist clinical staff in understanding what is required of them under the YSYS complaints management process.
  3. Promote the benefits of attempting informal resolution of a complaint.

The module will take approximately 1 hour to complete and is broken down into 4 topics which have been specially selected to support staff through their involvement in the Your Service Your Say process. A separate assessment must be undertaken by the clinical staff member at the end. On successful completion of the module, the clinical staff member will be able to print a certificate of completion.

HSeLanD training
COVID-19 Return to Work Safely Module 3: Lead Worker Representative Webinar
Click here to access the training course on HSELanD

In order to access the Lead Worker Representative training you must complete the following steps (this will allow us to maintain contact with and support you in your role):

  • Log in to your HSELanD account
  • Go to the “Course Catalogues” on the top banner
  • Click on the “HSE National Health and Safety Function Catalogue”
  • Select “COVID-19 Return to Work Safely Module 3: Lead Worker Representative Webinar”
  • You will get automatic access if you have completed the following three Health and Safety training programmes
    • COVID-19 Return to Work Safely – Module 1
    • COVID-19 Return to Work Safely – Module 2
    • Managing Health and Safety in the Healthcare Setting
  • You will then need to complete the Enrolment Confirmation form

In line with the Government’s Return to Work Safely Protocol, the National Health and Safety Function has developed specific training for HSE Lead Worker Representatives (LWR). The training material is now available on the HSeLanD. As a Lead Worker Representative you will have been:

  • Nominated by a Trade Union to act as Lead Worker Representative for a defined area, or
  • Appointed by management following an expression of interest or through a lottery process
e-learning training
Making Every Contact Count (MECC)

To access the eLearning training visit

The training consists of 6 online modules that take about 4 hours to complete.

How staff will benefit from doing the eLearning

  • Complements your existing engagement approaches.
  • Supports you to have a concise supportive conversation if doing your consultation by telephone or virtually.
  • A MECC interaction takes a matter of minutes and is not intended to add to existing busy workloads.
  • CPD points awarded for nursing staff and endorsed by healthcare professional bodies
  • Supports you in managing your own health.
Online training
Transgender Awareness Training

To arrange participation for your service or for yourself contact Vanessa Lacey, Health and Education Manager, TENI 

The aim of this training is to enable participants to develop their foundation knowledge, skills and comfort levels in relation to gender identity and expression.

We have adapted the full day Transgender Awareness Training to 2 half-days to facilitate the learning process. The training is available through the online system, and a link will be emailed out to each participant. Participant numbers need to be above 6 but lower than 15 to maximise learning outcomes. There is no cost to healthcare workers for this training.

HSeLanD training
National Programme: Continence management in children and young people
Register now – search for ONMSD catalogue

Beginning on September 30, this online programme presents the HSE national guideline for the promotion of continence care and provision of containment products for children and young people (2019). It provides registered nurses who care for children an understanding of best practice in relation to continence management. The programme is presented in a series of four webinars over four weeks.

Online training
Introduction to HSE Library Services
Training available through Webex. Dates, times and registration details available on HSE library events calendar.

Two training sessions are scheduled per week. Tuesdays 10.00 – 10:45 am  and Thursdays 1:15 – 2.00 pm.  The first training session is scheduled for Tuesday 29 September.

Online training session introducing HSE Library services and resources with  three learning outcomes.  

  • Access HSE Library books and electronic resources.
  • Perform a simple topic search and source full text journal articles using Search E-Library.
  • Develop familiarity with HSE Library Point of Care Tools.

Click here to see Online Events and Webinars for HSE staff