Medical Training


The IFPA has been offering training for medical professionals since 1977. Our Contraception Foundation Course for Nurses and Midwives provides the knowledge and skills to deliver a family planning service of high medical standard.


This two-day course:

  • caters to the specific needs of nurses and midwives
  • consists of theoretical and practical training
  • is facilitated by IFPA Medical Director with input from field experts
  • is delivered over two days, with 1.5 days theoretical training and a half day practical training
  • is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland, Category 1

Course content:

  • hormonal contraception
  • emergency contraception
  • intrauterine contraception
  • permanent and barrier contraceptive methods
  • unintended pregnancy
  • abortion and care pathways
  • menopause
  • heavy menstrual bleeding, endometriosis and PCOS
  • sexually transmitted infections, including HIV

Theoretical training is supported by practical workshops. Attendees must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI).

Next Training

The next Contraception Foundation Course for Nurses and Midwives will take place on Saturday 11th June and Sunday 12th June.

This training is online.

Course fee is €400

To register for the Contraception Foundation Course for Nurses and Midwives please follow this link 

“The course was fantastic. It was a real privilege to be a part of it. The kit is amazing. The facilitators were very approachable.”

Course participant, May 2021