Training Opportunities

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Improving Healthcare Through Clinical Research – FREE Online Course

 On this free online course, find out how medical treatments are discovered, tested and evaluated to improve healthcare for all. This course is designed for anyone who wants to know more about modern healthcare, and the role of clinical research and discovery within it.

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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)

15/12/17 - Cardiff
18/01/18 - Cardiff
10/01/19 - Swansea
02/02/18 - Cardiff
20/03/18 - Swansea

Good Clinical Practice Refresher (half day)

15/11/17 - Cardiff
07/12/17 - Cardiff
11/12/17 - Swansea
15/01/18 - Aberavenny
14/02/18 - Swansea

Valid Informed Consent in Research

11/01/18  - Cardiff

Valid Informed Consent in Research Involving Adults Lacking Capacity


Valid Informed Consent in Paediatric Research Workshop


Managing Essential Documents in Research

20/02/18 – Cardiff
28/03/18 – Cardiff

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

01/02/18 - Cardiff

Communication Skills in Research 2 – Managing challenges and difficult behaviour

25/01/18 - Cardiff
09/03/18 - Cardiff

Communicating about Phase 1 and 2 Trials

14/09/17 - Cardiff

Communicating with Research Participants: Be Competent and Confident

13/12/17 - Cardiff

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


An Introduction to Research Methods

15/02/18 – Cardiff

Cancer Researchers’ Introductory Course

12/10/17 – Cardiff

Cancer biology and targeted treatments: de-mystifying the science


Conducting Research in Primary School Aged Children

Date: 8 November 2017, 9.30-12.30
Venue: Bristol

The Centre for Child and Adolescent Health are hosting a joint interdisciplinary seminar on Conducting Research in Primary School Aged Children with Prof Cathy Creswell and Dr Claire Hill on Wednesday 8th November at the Seminar Room OS6 of Oakfield House, Oakfield Grove, Bristol.

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Working effectively with parental resistance

Date: 8 November 2017, 9.30am - 12.20pm
Venue: Cardiff University

This workshop led by Professor Donald Forrester will look at sharing the latest research evidence and practice wisdom on engaging and working with parents who appear resistant to social work involvement. More information

Health economics for public health practice & research

Date: 19 - 21 March 2018
Venue: Bangor University
Cost: £775

Open to public and third sector professionals with an interest in public health practice, this course will facilitate delegates' understanding of the concepts, methods and application of health economics. Read more and enrol

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.

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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