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

Introduction to Good Clinical Practice (GCP)

15/08/18 - Cardiff
21/08/18 - Cardiff
02/10/18 - Bangor

Good Clinical Practice Refresher (half day)

28/08/18 - Cardiff
- Cardiff
- Swansea University

Valid Informed Consent in Research

28/08/18 - Bangor
17/01/18 - Cardiff
05/02/19 - Cardiff

First Steps: members of the public and researcher working together

14/06/18 - Conwy

Managing Essential Documents in Research

04/09/18 - Bangor
10/10/18 - Cardiff
27/11/18 - Abergele

Communication Skills in Research 1 – Creating and Maintaining Effective Working Relationships

09/11/18 - Cardiff

Communication Skills in Research 2 – Managing challenges and difficult behaviour

11/07/18 - Cardiff
31/01/19 - Cardiff

Communicating with Research Participants: Be competent and confident

09/10/18 - Abergele
08/11/18 - Cardiff

An Introduction to AcoRD

19/06/18 - Swansea

An Introduction to Research Methods

04/12/18 - Cardiff (Sponsor Responsibilities)
07/03/19 - Cardiff (Monitoring)

Foundation in Research Practice - 2 day course

02/10/18 - Cardiff

Sponsorship Responsibilities

04/12/18 - Cardiff

Valid Informed Consent in Research Involving Adults Lacking Capacity


Involving the public in the design and conduct of research Building Research Partnerships


Involving children and young people in the design and conduct of research


Communicating about Phase 1 and 2 Trials


Cancer Researchers’ Introductory Course


Cancer biology and targeted treatments: de-mystifying the science


Health Services Research Summer School

Date: 2 July 2018 - 6 July 2018
Venue: Bangor University
Cost: Various

Bangor University's School of Healthcare Sciences offers you this unique opportunity to gain access to internationally renowned experts in a range of fields.

These include complex interventions and their evaluation (including clinical trials), realist synthesis and evaluation, health economics, implementation, ageing and dementia, primary care, language awareness and the service user perspective. Read more and register

Two-day workshop: developing key sections of your research application

Date: 13 - 14 September 2018
Time: 09:00 - 17:00
Venue: Sketty Hall, Swansea
Cost: £50 per person, per day

This workshop is for anyone who works in the NHS or social care in Wales, who has a research idea and is planning to apply for funding. Over the two days, delegates will be able to discuss their ideas with experienced researchers and gain expert support in developing their research applications. Further information

Qualitative methods training


23-27 April 2018

This one week course is aimed at health professionals, researchers, academics and postgraduate students with little or no understanding of qualitative research methods. Everyone is welcome, regardless of research background.  The course provides hands on practical experience of different qualitative methods including in-depth interviewing, focus groups and ethnography, as well as developing skills in thematic analysis. It is particularly suited for people who are starting work on a project with a qualitative dimension, doctoral students at the beginning of their projects, and those who are thinking about using qualitative research methods. The course also provides a useful introduction/refresher for researchers, academics, or managers who are supervising students or staff doing qualitative research projects.    

For more information about other qualitative courses, please visit the main webpage: 

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