How do I book a Course or Event?

Please go to Courses section of the website.  Locate the course and book it online.

How can I cancel a booking for a course?

Please email  advising the name and date of the course and that you wish to cancel your booking. Please review the cancellation policy here

How do I transfer from one course date to the other?

Please email with your RCPI ID and the name, date and time of the course you wish to change along with your desired date and time.

We will endeavour to change this for you but cannot guarantee this will be possible.

How can I get a refund for a course I have purchased?

Please review the cancellation policy here

How can I get a place on a fully booked course?

When a course is fully booked it is not possible for Administrators to make places available therefore please click here and add yourself to the waiting list for the course.  Places will be offered based on who is next on the waiting list.

Should a place become available we will contact you directly. Placing your name on the waitlist does not guarantee a place on this course.

FAQ Situation Awareness for Everyone (SAFE) collaborative


How many are permitted on a team?

SAFE is a multidisciplinary team-based learning programme. Learning sessions will be delivered virtually in 2021 with the possibility of an in-person graduation day in 2022 dependent on current NPHET guidelines. The dedicated SAFE faculty will facilitate your team’s SAFE journey using the methodology and will support you in working through your SAFE project in your own setting.


Your team must attend six learning sessions: a virtual learning session in September 2021, followed by five short, afternoon learning sessions from October 2021 to February 2022. These sessions will involve lectures, case studies, interactive group activities and project-based learning.


During the times between learning sessions, your team will use QI methodology to test improvement ideas in your hospital. Your team will need to meet regularly for short team briefings to work through the project. Teams that meet more often have shorter meetings!


Your SAFE team should include four members, representing senior clinical decision makers and key care providers to suit your setting.

Each member of the team must be able to exert organisational change within their institution. At least one consultant and one senior nurse must participate.


SAFE teams should expect to meet briefly at least weekly for the duration of the collaborative. During the COVID pandemic, team meetings were facilitated by virtual platforms which made meetings shorter and easier!


How much is SAFE?

Limited funded places available for teams focused on any EWS projects

The HSE National Deteriorating Patient Improvement Programme, supported by the Office of Nursing and Midwifery Services, will fund the S.A.F.E course fee for up to 13 teams (worth €4,000 per team).


How do I pay for a course with CPD-SS voucher?

Voucher Code

CPD-SS applications are open until September 30th. Once applications are closed everyone’s eligibility for the scheme will be checked and then you will be issued with your voucher code.

You can expect to receive your voucher code in early October.


Quality in Action:

Please view the link below to book your place on the course:

Professional Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Women-specific health matters, including pregnancy, menopause and disorders of reproductive organs, account for over 25 per cent of a GP’s time. Women are becoming increasingly vocal in their demands for improved understanding and management of their gender specific health concerns. They expect improved understanding, faster diagnosis and the provision of appropriate information to empower their decision-making.

This Royal College of Physicians of Ireland Professional Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, delivered in conjunction with iheed, is a 9-month online programme, designed specifically to cater for busy healthcare professionals. Drawing on the expertise of national and international experts in obstetrics and gynaecology, the programme provides learners with advanced knowledge and skills to enhance the health of women.

The objective is to give a solid grounding in the management of common and important obstetrics and gynaecological issues. The programme is aimed at general practitioners, family physicians and those considering or at the beginning of specialty training. It will also be of interest to nurses and midwives working in the area of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.

To book this course with IHEED click here 


FAQ about Diploma in Medicine for the Older Person

Can I pay in instalments?

The cost of the Diploma in Medicine for the Older Person is €3,600.00

You can pay for this diploma in instalments.

If you choose to pay in instalments, the first instalment of €1,200.00 must be paid to confirm your place. For information on how to pay the first instalment, please email (Include your RCPI ID number in the email.


Diploma In Paediatrics

RCPI's Diploma in Paediatrics is a six-month online education programme focused on the diagnosis and management of important and common illnesses in children. It is delivered in conjunction with iheed and designed to cater for busy healthcare professionals working anywhere in the world.


Drawing on the expertise of highly experienced Consultants in Paediatrics, the programme will teach you how to manage common paediatric issues, including acute and chronic conditions and developmental difficulties. You will learn how to recognise the symptoms of, and manage, the critically ill child and when referral to tertiary paediatric care is required.


The course material has been designed by RCPI and is delivered online by iheed.

To book this course with Iheed click here