Excellent training - relevant to practice. I now feel a lot more knowledgeable to support the families I work with. (Gemma Emmanuel, Health Visitor)

Course objectives

  • To be familiar with the normal acquisition of bowel and bladder control
  • To be clear about what assessment / investigations are appropriate
  • To increase confidence in toilet training and continence management, including children with special / additional needs
  • To be familiar with products and aids to support toilet training
  • To be able to implement a basic toilet training programme

Course tutor 

Fiona Boorman, Paediatric Bladder & Bowel Specialist Nurse


09.00 – 09.15  Registration and refreshments

09.15 – 09.30  Introduction to the day and information about ERIC
09.30 – 10.40  Session A: Healthy bowels & bladders

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Constipation – causes, assessment & management
  • Normal acquisition of bladder control
  • Healthy bladder management
  • Questions and discussion

10.40 – 10.50 Refreshments

10.50 – 12.30 Session B: Potty / toilet training

  • Assessing for readiness
  • Preparation
  • Getting going!
  • Questions and discussion

12.30 – 13.15  Lunch

13.15 – 14.30  Session C: Children with additional needs

  • Obstacles to toilet training
  • Developing an individual toilet training programme
  • Problem solving including children who will only poo in a nappy
  • Questions and discussion

14.30 – 14.45  Refreshments

14.45 – 15.30 Session D: Aids and appliances

  • Reusable / disposable products
  • Toilet / potty equipment
  • Questions and discussion

15.30 – 16.00 Case studies / scenarios / workshop

16.00 Close

Transport to the venue

SCOPE is a 20 minute walk from Kings Cross Station.

The nearest tube station is Caledonian Road on the Piccadilly Line which is a 5 minute walk away - exit onto A5203/Caledonian Road and turn right, then take the first road on the right which is Market Road. SCOPE is on your right.

The nearest overground station is Caledonian Road & Barnsbury Station which is either a 5 or 10 minute walk away:

5 mins via the A5203/Caledonian Road: exit onto the A5203/Caledonian Road and turn right; pass three roads on your left and Pentonville Prison on your right, then take the fourth turning on your left which is Market Street. SCOPE is on your right.

10 mins via Roman Way: exit onto Roman Way and turn left; having passed Wheelwrights Street and Pentonville Prison on your left, turn left onto MacKenzie Road; cross over the A5203 and continue on to Market Road. SCOPE is on your right.

Payment information

The cost of the course is £155 per person (credit card payments) or £165 per person (cheque and invoice payments). Lunch and refreshments are provided. Fees must be paid or invoiced before the start of the course.

Payment by card

Please book and pay for your place using our online booking system below. If you're booking the course for more than one person, please enter each delegate's details. At the checkout, make sure you enter the address that your card is registered to.

Payment by cheque

If you wish to pay by cheque, the course fee is £165 per person. Please download and complete our booking form and send it with your cheque, payable to 'ERIC', to Jackie Fuidge, ERIC, 36 Old School House, Britannia Rd, Kingswood, Bristol BS15 8DB.

Payment by invoice

If you need us to send your organisation an invoice, the course fee is £165 per person. You must obtain consent from your finance department prior to your booking and supply us with the necessary purchase order number.  Please click on the 'enquiry' button below and enter your details; we'll then book your place on the course and send an invoice to your finance department directly.

Cancellation & transfer policy

If written notification is received 4 weeks before the course, we will issue a refund, minus a £10 administration fee. We regret that no refunds can be made on bookings cancelled less than 4 weeks before the course. A colleague may attend in your place rather than forfeit the full course fee.

ERIC reserves the right to cancel the course. In the unlikely event of cancellation by ERIC, course fees paid will be refunded in full.

If you need to transfer from one course to another, you can do so up to 4 weeks before the event, providing the course transfer is within the same financial year. We can only transfer you once per booking and if you cancel your booking after transferring, the full course fee is due.

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