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)
02/10/2019 - Swansea

Good Clinical Practice Refresher (half day)
16/10/2019 - Carmarthen

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
11/10/2019 - Cardiff
26/02/2020 - Cardiff

Communication Skills in Research 1 – Creating and Maintaining Effective Working Relationships
26/11/2019 - Cardiff

Communication Skills in Research 2 – Managing challenges and difficult behaviour
28/01/2019 - 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
07/11/2019 - Carmarthen

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 is a first of its kind: a tailor-made workshop that addresses the use of MI in and around schools and the classroom.  Andy Williams has considerable experience of teaching, often in deprived communities, and from his work as a Deputy Head of a comprehensive school, he has worked on the integration of a restorative approach and MI to bring about culture change and more. Stephen Rollnick will support him in the delivery of a workshop that is grounded in everyday classroom and conversation experience.  Further details and on-line registration can be found here. 

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

Led by Stephen Rollnick

This workshop will start with an overview of the foundations of MI and its core skills. The level will be lifted via opportunity to practice, reflect and address topics like skilful advice-giving, and the internal state of the practitioner.  Newcomers to MI can attend and are advised to do some preparation which we are happy to guide. Further details and on-line registration can be found here.

MI IN MENTAL HEALTH: Thursday 12th & Friday 13th March, 2020, London.

Led by Rory Allott, with Stephen Rollnick

This workshop will be run by Dr Rory Allot, supported by two presentation discussions from Prof. Stephen Rollnick. It will be of interest to anyone working with people experiencing mental health problems. You do not need any prior experience of MI, as the workshop can be used as an introduction or as a refresher. It will be of particular interest to anyone working in psychological well-being services, employment support services, Early intervention and Community Mental Health teams, where MI is a NICE recommended approach for a wide range of health damaging behaviours. Further details and on-line registration can be found here.

Pharmacoeconomics short course

Date: 12 - 13 September 2019
Venue: The Management Centre, Bangor University

This course offers a comprehensive overview of pharmacoeconomic evaluation and health technology assessment methods for those working within the NHS or with an interest about how these decisions are made. Read more and register.

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