Training Opportunities

Health Care Research Wales Training 

The Health and Care Research Wales Support Centre provides a high-quality Wales-wide training programme to support excellence in health and social care research studies.

The full programme of training available is available at:

Forthcoming Schedule

Acing your Abstracts and Poster Presentations
04/11/2019 - Cardiff

An Introduction to Research Methods
11/11/2019 - Holywell

Introduction to Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
11/11/2019 - Holywell

Good Clinical Practice Refresher (half day)
19/11/19 - Llanelli

Valid Informed Consent in Research
04/11/2019 - Wrexham

Deferred Consent 
16/10/2019 - Cardiff

First Steps: members of the public and researcher working together
10/12/2019 - Cardiff

Managing Essential Documents in Research
26/02/2020 - Cardiff

Communication Skills in Research 1 – Creating and Maintaining Effective Working Relationships
21/02/2020 - St Asaph

Communication Skills in Research 2 – Managing challenges and difficult behaviour
28/01/2019 - Cardiff
06/03/2020 - Cardiff

Communicating with Research Participants: be competent and confident
02/10/2019 - Rhyl

First Steps: members of the public and researchers working together
10/12/19 - Cardiff

Valid Informed Consent in Research
08/01/2020 - Cardiff

Involving children and young people in the conduct and design of research
13/11/2019 - Cardiff

To register for any one of these training events click here

Cardiff Motivational Interviewing Workshops

MI for Schools and other youth settings: Monday 25th November 2019

Led by Andy Williams and Stephen Rollnick

This workshop will focus on what motivational interviewing (MI) is, and how to practice it in primary and secondary schools along with other setting such as Pupil Referral Units and Youth Centres. It will include an overview of MI and its foundations in good practice, opportunity to practise skills and discuss everyday challenges and opportunity hear stories from leaders and people working on the frontline. Andy Williams is an experienced teacher, with interests in high deprivation settings and the overlap between MI and a restorative approach to learning and change. Register here. 

MI Intermediate workshop: Monday 27th & Tuesday 28th January 2020

Led by Stephen Rollnick

The foundations for MI and the style and skills involved will be clarified as a foundation for digging a little deeper into how best to conduct a satisfying conversation about change. The setting you work in should not matter, and guidance can be given beforehand about how to prepare for this workshop. Most of the time will be focused on an enjoyable environment for practicing and discussing issues like the language of change that promotes good outcome, the practitioner’s state of mind, skillful advice-giving and what rapid engagement looks and feels like. Register here.

MI IN Mental Health: Thursday 12th & Friday 13th March, 2020, London.

Led by Stephen Rollnick 

Steve has been invited by a training organisation in the coaching and fitness field to run this 1-day workshop in London. Registration is via their system here:  

Building social value into economic evaluation and prioritisation in public health

Date: 17 & 18 March 2020
Venue: The Queen Hotel, Chester 

These two related one day courses are relevant to people producing or using evidence to influence the health and wellbeing of the population. In particular, those working in local government, public health, third sector, higher education institutions, including health economics research units, and related organisations. 

Health Services Research Summer School 2020

Date: 6-10 July 2020
Venue: Bangor University

The Summer School offers participants a unique opportunity to gain access to internationally renowned experts in a range of research topic areas. Featuring: 

  • Health economics masterclass with Professor Rhiannon Tudor Edwards
  • Evaluating complex interventions with Professor Paul Brocklehurst 
  • Guest appearance from our Director, Professor Kieran Walshe

Health Research Authority
e-learning modules

The Health Research Authority has developed a number of e-learning modules as an aid for researchers, R&D staff, study sponsors, research ethics committee members and the wider research community. Read more

Social Research Association Training

Please see the Social Research Association website for details regarding upcoming training courses

NHS Leadership Academy Programmes

The Edward Jenner Programme - Leadership Foundations

Whether you’re new to the NHS or an aspiring leader at the start of your journey, you’re the perfect candidate for the NHS Leadership Academy’s Edward Jenner programme – the foundation of great leaders. It’s free, flexible and enlightening. And with open access, there’s nothing to stop you going for it today.

The programme has been re-designed to offer even more flexibility with two units to complete at your own pace. Launch takes up to five hours,Foundations is designed to be studied over six weeks.

Read more:

Find out more about Launch and Foundations in the video below:


FutureLearn offers a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions around the world, most of which are free to complete.

For more information and to browse their list of courses, visit the FutureLearn website