Training Opportunities

Health Care Research Wales Training 

Health and Care Research Wales offers an extensive range of high-quality, needs-driven training courses across Wales to the research community. Our courses enable the individual to have a choice of either face-to-face training or elearning, with access to resources to enhance knowledge, skills and experience.

Courses are available free of charge to researchers, health and social care professionals or other research team members employed by the NHS or within a university, or those involved in the development and delivery of research studies. Members of the public registered to get involved can also access our training courses.

Further information.

Health Data Research Futures

  • Flexible: Learn at your own pace, whenever, wherever.
  • Free: Most of the content available on Futures is completely free to access.
  • Learn from experts: All our courses and events are created and taught by experts in health data science.
  • Improve your CV: Gain valuable skills for using healthcare data to level-up your career.
  • Keep up-to-date: With our CPD-accredited courses you can keep your academic and practical qualifications up-to-date.
  • Access to Events: Attend events run by thought leaders from the NHS, industry and world‑class universities

Access HDR Futures here.

Motivational Interviewing workshops

In-person, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, UK

In-person training workshops led by Orla Adams and Professor Stephen Rollnick, the cofounder of MI. Motivational interviewing (MI) is a powerful approach to facilitate personal change and growth.Our training workshops are of interest to people in diverse settings and circumstances where conversations about change are an everyday reality – healthcare, leadership, sport, coaching, addiction services and beyond.   in a range of settings e.g. healthcare, leadership, education, sport, coaching, addiction services.

Introduction & refresher level
13th & 14th February 2025

Intermediate and advanced level
7th & 8th November 2024

Further information and registration.

JBI Comprehensive Systematic Review course

10 June, 11-14 June and 17-18 June 2024
Cardiff University / Online

To develop, conduct and report comprehensive systematic reviews in order to provide the strongest possible evidence to inform decision making or clinical guidelines in healthcare.

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

Further information.

Principal Investigator basics

Date: Access on demandLocation: OnlineThis course is designed for those who are new to the role of Principal Investigator (PI) or are interested in becoming a PI. This course defines the responsibilities of a PI leading the conduct of a study at a research site and demonstrates the skills and behaviours required for an effective PI. This course assumes delegates are already working in a research environment and have previously completed an Introduction to Good Clinical Practice.

NIHR Learn

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Learn is an online platform that offers NIHR accredited learning programmes. It offers a range of courses to develop your knowledge of clinical research, and the programmes developed by international leaders from the clinical research field are available to anyone directly employed by the NHS, UK universities and other publicly funded organisations conducting and supporting clinical research.

MSc Clinical Research

The link to the course information and application details is here:

Social Research Association Training

Please see the Social Research Association website for details regarding upcoming training courses


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

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: