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)

15/01/18 - Cardiff
05/02/19 - Cardiff
12/03/19 - Cardiff

Good Clinical Practice Refresher (half day)

05/12/18 - Cardiff
11/12/18 - Bangor
12/12/18 - Swansea
13/12/18 - St Woolos

Valid Informed Consent in Research

05/02/19 - Cardiff

Deferred Consent Workshop

08/11/18 - University Hospital of Wales

First Steps: members of the public and researcher working together

14/06/18 - Conwy

Managing Essential Documents in Research

12/02/19 - Cardiff
05/03/19 - Swansea


07/03/19 - Cardiff

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

31/01/19 - Cardiff

Communicating with Research Participants: Be competent and confident

08/11/18 - Cardiff

An Introduction to AcoRD

19/06/18 - Swansea

An Introduction to Research Methods

04/12/18 - Cardiff 

Foundation in Research Practice - 2 day course

02/10/18 - Cardiff

Medical Devices: Research practice and the new regulation (MDR)

20/03/19 - 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


Acing your abstracts

Date: 16 November 2018
Time: 09:00 - 13:00
Venue: Health and Care Research Wales Support and Delivery Centre, Cardiff

Our half day workshop will provide you with the tips and tricks to produce an abstract which will have a greater chance of being accepted by the judges.
The workshop will also provide you with lots of ideas on how to produce a winning poster, which will appeal to judges and delegates alike. Read more and register.

Health Economics for Public Health Practice & Research

Date: 8-10 April 2019
Venue: Bangor University
Cost: Various

Building on 20 years of our experience in teaching health economics to public health practitioners and those undertaking research in public health. At the end of this short course delegates will have gained an appreciation of the concepts, methods and application of health economics to public health, be able to critically appraise a published economic evaluation of a public health intervention and feel confident in speaking about potential return on investment from public health programmes in the NHS and other settings such as schools and work places.

Who is this course for?

Public Health Practitioners, Health Economists, Nurses, Other Health Care Professionals, Local Authority and Third Sector Staff Interested in Public Health, and Health and Social Care Researchers.

We will cover:

  • Public Health Preventative Strategies
  • An Overview of Health Economics and Economic Evaluation
  • Challenges of Applying Health Economics to the Public Health
  • How we can use RCTs in the Economic Evaluation of Public Health Interventions
  • Decision Modelling in Public Health
  • Decision Modelling in Public Health (introductory session and advanced session)
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis in Public Health
  • Social Return on Investment (SROI)
  • Programme Budgeting Marginal Analysis (PBMA)
  • Valuing Nature in Public Health and the Circular Economy

Read more and register

JBI Comprehensive Systematic Review training

Dates: 27 April - 1 May 2019 (participants can attend 3 or 5 days)
Venue: Cardiff University
Price: £900.00

JBI Comprehensive Systematic Review (CSR) Training Program is designed to prepare researchers and clinicians to develop, conduct and report comprehensive systematic reviews of qualitative and quantitative evidence, following the Joanna Briggs Institute approach and using the Joanna Briggs Institute SUMARI software.

Enquiries: To book a place on the CSR training programme please e-mail

For enquiries about our consultancy services and training opportunities, please contact Dr Judith Carrier.

Further 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

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