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The IFPA has been offering family planning training courses for medical professionals since 1977.

Our Certificate in Contraception Theory is designed to give medical professionals the knowledge and skills necessary to provide a family planning service of high medical standard.


  • The programme consists of theoretical and practical training and is usually run over one weekend: the theoretical training is delivered over 1.5 days and the practical training is delivered over a half day
  • Certified by the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) and has An Bord Altranais Category 1 approval


  • €400 (to be paid on submission of registration form)

Minimum Requirement

  • Nurses must be registered with An Bord Altranais
  • Doctors must be registered with the ICGP

Next Course

Our next Certificate in Contraception Theory will take place on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st September 2014 and is designed for the specific needs of nurses.

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