ERIC has been providing expert paediatric continence training for professionals for over 20 years.

Professionals who support children with continence problems receive high quality training from ERIC to help them identify, treat and manage continence problems as early as possible.

Read more information on upcoming courses and book your place.

Our five standard one-day courses are:

1. Healthy Bladders & Bowels

This course looks at how the bladder and bowel should work and what to do when things go wrong. It includes management of constipation, daytime wetting and general continence promotion.

It was fantastic, full of great information. By far the best training I’ve had in eight years since I’ve been in post. (Lucy Khan, Nursery Nurse) 

2. Complex Bladders & Bowels

This course includes an introduction to Clean Intermittent Catheterisation and management of indwelling catheters. It also looks at Mitrofanoff care and bowel washouts via ACE and rectally. It is an interactive training day illustrated by case studies with a chance to view a range of equipment available.

This has given me valuable learning for helping with enuresis and encopresis clinics. (Suzanne McDonald, Paediatric Staff Nurse)

3. Toilet Training including Children with Additional Needs

This course looks at how to attain bowel and bladder control with particular attention given to children with additional needs. Guidelines on introducing care pathways and individual toilet training programmes are provided, including strategies for tackling challenging cases.

A personable and inspiring trainer – humorous and knowledgeable – this has been a most enjoyable training session! (Sue Clark, Assistant Practitioner, School Nurse Continence Team)

4. Nocturnal Enuresis

This course introduces the 'Three Systems' as a means of understanding bedwetting, with a focus on a child-orientated, evidence-based approach to treatment. It includes recommendations from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), explores ways of applying this model to clinical practice and troubleshooting potential issues this might raise. 

All aspects covered extremely well – very high standard of presentation. (Helen Johnson, School Nurse)

5. Managing Children's Continence Problems in Schools

This course, aimed at education professionals, covers the fundamentals of healthy bladders and bowels, continence problems that can develop, young people's experiences of dealing with a continence problem in school, and schools' responsibilities towards pupils with these conditions.

It was a very useful course. I have learnt a lot today. I will share this knowledge with others. (Shaina, Nursery Nurse)

Training to meet your needs

In addition to our standard courses, we also provide bespoke training for any team of professionals, for example health professionals or schools and early years practitioners, who support children with bowel and bladder issues. 

Convenient and cost-effective

Training can be delivered at your workplace or a venue nearby and is tailored to your exact requirements.

This is a convenient and cost-effective way to meet your team’s training needs, particularly for groups of 15 people or more.

Tailored content

  • Up-to-date information based on the latest medical research.

  • Content designed to increase knowledge and confidence to promote healthy bowels and bladders.

  • Format can include case studies, workshops or question and answer sessions depending on your specific needs.

Hassle-free organisation

Once we know your requirements and the content you'd like delivered, we can save you valuable time by organising the day for you.

We provide resources such as delegate packs, attendance certificates and ERIC leaflets. All you need to provide is the training venue, facilities for a power point presentation and a flip chart.

Enquire today

If you're interested in discussing a bespoke training package and would like a quote, please contact ERIC's Training Coordinator - tel: 0117 301 2102 or email: [email protected]

Hear from previous training participants

Excellent content, really informative. Increased my knowledge in assessment, treatment, management and maintenance. (Michelle Staple, Health Visitor)

Brenda was absolutely amazing. She captured everyone’s attention and our only complaint is that we couldn’t keep her! (Jo Davies, Specialist Community Public Health Nurse)

The training went really well. There were some good discussions and the staff were really pleased with Charlotte's style of presentation - she is obviously very knowledgeable and gave the information in a way all staff could relate to. We have all came away with different ideas and feel better skilled on the management of these difficult issues.
(Angela Scull, Specialist Community Public Health Nurse - School Nurse & Enuresis Lead)

Absolutely fantastic training, with the best delivery ever. Fiona was knowledgeable and made everyone feel at ease; I've never heard people talking so openly about poo! The Flying Start team are now more aware of the impact of toileting difficulties on a child's education and Fiona has given us and lots of teachers the confidence to share these messages with not only parents, but other professionals too. (Beth Watkins, Flying Start Manager)