Frankie O’Sullivan – Owner and Course Director
Frankie has been working and teaching in the health and social care industry for more than twenty five years. Her career in disability services has taught her that services need to be innovative and creative in order to enhance the experiences of those in receipt of care. Through teaching she has developed methods that can bring about innovation and improvements to services, delivering sustainable behavioural change. She believes that training services must keep pace not only with national standards but with international standards. It is essential that the end user is the focus of every service and training programme offered.
In 2011, Frontline Training Services was established. Frontline Training have developed new standards for Health and Social Care training. Her passion is the development of engaging content for the Health and Social Care sector. In recent years she has combined her passion for engaging content with the selection of excellent trainers. Frontline Training is dedicated to the development of its trainers, we provide our trainers with all the resources necessary to ensure positive engaging experiences for our learners.
Frankie is the principal author of the book to support the Award in Community and Health Services – Caring for People in Community and Health Services published in 2013 by Gill & Macmillan.
Susie Phelan – Marketing and Business Development
Susie has worked with Multinational Tech companies both in Ireland and abroad. Her vast experience includes business development ,marketing and PR and overall team management / development. While working as a Business Development/Partner Account Manager she worked on the proactive development of new business, concentrating specifically on the sales and the development of marketing activities in conjunction with partners to support incremental business growth. In her spare time Susie volunteers as a PR Officer for Midlands ISL Learners, this group provides sign language classes throughout the Midlands and aims to bridge the gap between Deaf and Hearing communities.
Linda Finegan BA (Hons) HDip (Ed) Dip (Social Care)
Kerry McGlynn RGN, MSc, H.Dip, ITEC, IMST
Ger McDevitt RCN, RGN
Ger is hard-working flexible individual who is passionate about educating others. A confident, competent and experienced instructor with strong communication and leadership skills. She is highly organised and committed to providing the best quality teaching experiences. Ger commenced her career in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in 1976, she has enjoyed a comprehensive Nursing career. She has been combining teaching and nursing since 1999 and delivers a whole range of courses including, Patient Handling, Basic Life Support and Automate External Defibrilation and Cardiac First Responder. Ger also deliver a range of modules from the Healthcare Support Major Award.
Ger delivers Care Skills and Care of the Older Person in the Dublin area.
Alice Nolan RGN, RM
Alice qualified initially as a Nurse and then as midwife, she has over 40 years nursing experience and 10 years training experience. Alice is a dedicated professional to the disciplines of Nursing and Teaching. She has a true understanding of the importance of Mentorship and Preceptorship in the care environment.
Alice delivers a range of modules to include: Care Support, Care of the Older Person and Palliative Care in the Kilkenny and Midlands area.
Edel Matthews RGN, BSc Nursing Management
Edel is a qualified nurse with over 20 years’ experience in healthcare, pharmaceutical, community, and hospital settings. Edel has spent the last 15 years delivering successful homecare programmes which involved educating & training patients and healthcare professionals in treatment administration, clinical studies & guidelines. She has a wide range of experience across a number of therapeutic areas and takes all this experience to support her passion to facilitate the delivery of high quality healthcare programmes. Edel delivers the full Major Award in Healthcare Support. Edel is registered with the Teaching Council of Ireland.
Edel delivers a comprehensive range of programmes in the Midlands area to include Care Skills, Infection Prevention and Control and Care of the Older Person.
Blathnaid O’Donoghue (RGN,Dip Nursing Management)
Blathnaid is a registered General Nurse with honors BSc Degree in Nursing. She has over eight years experience working as a healthcare professional within a spectrum of roles. She has experience working in nurse management and has received a Diploma in Nursing Management Studies.
She is committed to her role as nurse tutor and facilitator providing high quality training and mentoring to other healthcare professionals, she is registered with the Teaching Council of Ireland through further education. It is her aim to deliver high quality, interactive and evidence based training to healthcare professionals in line with HIQA standards.
Blathnaid is Cork based and is involved in the delivery of training for Carers and Nurses in the Cork/Kerry area and surrounds.
Mary Dermody MEd ACE, PG Dip ACE, BMS (Hons), RM, RGN
Mary Dermody has a passion for learning, both personally and professionally. With a Masters in Adult and Community Education, she facilitates learning and consciousness raising in her healthcare classes and workshops. As an experienced chef, general nurse and midwife over the past 32 years, she brings a wealth of experience gained from working with individuals and groups in a myriad of healthcare and educational settings. Application of her clinical knowledge to scenarios in the classroom, with a value on life-long learning while unearthing the wisdom within her learners, lends for an authentic sharing of knowledge.
Her constructivist approach to teaching and learning that draws content, reflection and knowledge from learners, through a range of creative teaching methods, augments the existing knowledge, experiences and insights of the group. Her passion for her learners’ development of skills as lateral thinkers and critical reflectors in all aspects of their lives contributes to democracy, equality and well-being. Mary has been delivering training for Frontline Training Services since 2013.
Marie is a dedicated tutor, initially working in the field of Childcare and running her own successful business. Marie now dedicates her time to teaching a range of programmes which include Special Needs Assisting and Early Childhood Education and Care. Marie has completed a BA (Hons) Degree in Early Childhood Education and Care and is presently completing an MA in Child Youth and Family Studies at Carlow Institute of Technology.
Marie delivers Work Experience and Communications in the Tullamore and Kildare areas.