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

19/07/17 – North Wales
29/08/17 – Cardiff
13/09/17 – Abergele

Good Clinical Practice Refresher

03/08/17 – Cardiff
24/08/17 – Swansea
06/09/17 – Cardiff

Valid Informed Consent in Research

22/08/17 – Cardiff
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

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


Communication Skills in Research 2 – Managing challenges and difficult behaviour

25/01/18 - Cardiff

Communicating about Phase 1 and 2 Trials

14/09/17 - Cardiff

Communicating with Research Participants: Be Competent and Confident

12/07/17 – Abergele
16/10/17 - 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


Cancer biology and targeted treatments: de-mystifying the science


Process Evaluation of Complex Interventions

Date: 27 September 2017
Venue: DECIPHer, Cardiff University

The aim of this one-day course is to provide participants with a working knowledge of the theory and practice of process evaluation of complex interventions. The course is led by Dr Graham Moore (Senior Lecturer and programme lead for complex intervention methods in DECIPHer). The teaching team (Dr Micky Willmott, Dr Rhiannon Evans and Dr Jeremy Segrott) includes authors of numerous empirical and methodological works related to process evaluation, including recent MRC guidance.

Key topics covered:                                                                                                                                              

  • The role of process evaluation in understanding complex interventions;
  • The importance of intervention theory and logic models;
  • Fidelity and implementation of complex interventions;
  • Relationships and resource issues;
  • Identifying questions and combining methods;
  • Analysis and dissemination of process data.

More information.


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

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Health Services Research Summer School

Date: 3-7 July 2017
Venue: Bangor University

The Health Services Research Summer School, from Bangor University's School of Healthcare Sciences, offers a unique opportunity to gain access to internationally renowned experts in a range of topic areas. 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.

The programme has been devised to offer specific activities that will help researchers to support their own plans and goals. It draws on the fields of expertise within the Bangor Institute of Health and Medical Research. Read more and register your interest

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