10 05, 2019

CPE Graduations at Northridge House & St. Luke’s Home

On Wednesday 8th May the beautiful refurbished chapel at St. Luke’s Home was the venue for the presentation of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Certificates by Dr Paul Colton, President of St. Luke’s Home. The twelve week training programme brought five participants from Wexford, Dublin, Waterford and Cork. Mr Tony O’Brien (CEO, St Luke’s Charity, Cork) spoke of the centrality of pastoral care within the life of St. Luke’s Home and how the CPE programme is viewed as integral part of the life of the Home. This year two students, Hilary Dring and Virginia Giglio undertook placements in St Luke’s Home and [...]

20 03, 2019

Health Care Professional Carers Training Programme

Today saw a new class begin their Skillnet Training Programme  here in Northridge House, while the previous participants returned to receive their certificates. This program provides extensive training to those who wish to work in Nursing Home's. Training is provided for free to those who qualify for the course. For more info or to register your interest for the next course contact

13 03, 2019

Why should you attend our conference in April?

Northridge House Education and Research Centre are hosting our 7th annual Conference in the Radisson Blu Hotel on April 11th. The conference theme “Enhancing Quality of life in Unrestricted Healthcare Environments” was chosen to reflect current legislation and upcoming HIQA thematic inspections. The Assisted Decision making (Capacity) Act 2015 was signed into law in December 2015 and supports decision making and maximises a person's capacity to make decisions. It has significant implications for health and social care providers in the provision of person-centred care that is based on respecting the individual rights of the person. A key feature of the [...]

6 03, 2019

QQI Level 6 Courses Starting Soon in Northridge House

We are delighted to announce that we will be running two more QQI level 6 courses soon in Northridge House due to the success and feedback from the previous runs. Level 6 Gerontology will commence on the 26th March 2019 and will be of benefit to anybody working in Residential Care particularly in a managerial or supervisory role,and our popular QQI Level 6 Supervisory Management course will begin again on 30th April 2019. If you are interested in participating in either of these courses visit our website, email, or call 021 4536551 for more information.

28 01, 2019

QQI Level 6 Gerontology

QQI Level 6 Gerontology course commencing on the 26th March 2019. This course is being run for Cork Chamber Skillnets and is available for Cork Chambers Members for a great price of €450, (€550 for non members). Visit for more information. Level 6 Gerontology is also currently being offered in the Wexford area by Wexford Chambers Skillnet (€506.25 with Skillnet Funding) if you are in the Wexford area and would like more information on this course see

20 11, 2018

HSE Home Help Staff Macroom

Presentation of certificates to wonderful HSE Home Help Staff Macroom after 7 week course — at Macroom Primary care Team

6 11, 2018

St. Luke’s CEO David O Brien Retirement

Wishing St. Luke's CEO David O Brien all the best in his retirement

5 10, 2018

Management Training in Munster in 2019

We are delighted to announce that more dates have been added for our management courses starting early in 2019. These courses are QQI Level 6 accredited and are run over five full days. In addition to the training being offered on site here at Northridge House our HR Management course will also run in Kerry. For full details and to download an application form follow the links below  

3 08, 2018

September Enrolment

We are currently taking new enrolment's for our courses starting in September. There's a wide  range of Management and Healthcare course's to chose from at both QQI Level 5 and Level 6 including Level 5 Care of the Older Person 10 Evenings over 10 Weeks starts 11th September Care Skills (Mandatory for Full Award) 4 Full Days over 8 weeks plus placement starts 10th October Palliative Care Support 5 Full Days over 5 weeks starts 13th September Care Support (Mandatory for Full Award) 5 Full Days over 5 weeks starts 16th January Safety & Health at Work (Mandatory for Full [...]

13 07, 2018

HSE Home Help Bantry

Delighted to present certificates of course completion to Home Helps based near Bantry last Tuesday night - wonderful group of dedicated professionals