Thornbury Nursing Services provide the highest quality workers to our service users and clients by ensuring that each and every nurse, midwife, HCA, and ODP meet a very specific recruitment and skills criteria, above and beyond standard expectations.

Competency updates

If you are unable to provide evidence of your competency updates, you are welcome to join the voluntary courses provided by Thornbury. These study days cover manual handling, basic paediatric and adult life support, anaphylaxis and automated external defibrillation. It’s a rolling program that takes place throughout the year and is available at locations across the country.

Evidence of the above competencies is essential to remain compliant with Thornbury and is required to be updated on an annual basis. If you need to provide updated evidence of competency, or discuss available course dates please call the RTC Team on 0345 120 5251. To secure a place on a course, we ask for a deposit to hold your place. This is refundable on confirmation of attendance.

Online courses

If you need to increase or refresh your current skills and knowledge, or for use for your revalidation requirements, and do not have time to attend a classroom study day, take a look at the online courses we offer.

We are currently able to offer voluntary online courses through Espirita – our online training platform. Below is more information on the online courses you can access.

If you are interested in any of these course or would like more information, call the RTC team on 0345 120 5251.


Espirita has a large range of eLearning courses, designed and produced by their skilled team and accredited by the CPD Standards Office. With over 25,000 learners accessing their courses every year, they are able to ensure all courses are relevant, engaging and time-efficient.

Whether you’re looking for a specialist Child Protection course or one of their many CPD-accredited courses such as Radicalisation Awareness, you will be able to find a suitable voluntary course with Espirita.

Speak to the Thornbury RTC team on 0345 120 5251 to discuss being enrolled on to the site.