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 e-learning, 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.

All of the courses on the national training programme have attained the quality mark for accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) standards, with the exception of some courses provided by external trainers.

Please scroll to the bottom of the page to see our available courses.

COVID-19 update

In response to UK government’s guidelines in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are not holding face-to-face training throughout Wales until advised otherwise.

However, for those requiring GCP or related training, these e-learning courses are available for you to complete the training in your own time. We are working to extend the library of e-learning available from Health and Care Research Wales, please return to this page to check for updates. Please read our frequently asked questions for further guidance. 

COVID-19 Vaccine trials national training

The NIHR have developed COVID-19 Vaccine trials training which is hosted on NIHR Learn. These resources are specifically for staff involved in the delivery of COVID-19 vaccine trials and include a training matrix along with links to learning resources. The resources include: essential, desirable and optional training and is only for individuals who are, or may be involved in vaccine studies.

If you would like to chat to us about your training needs please get in touch with the training team: 02920 230 457 /

Learning and Development Fund

The 2021 Health and Care Research Wales, Support and Delivery Learning and Development Fund is now open for applications. 

Application deadline is 17:00 Monday 15 February 2021 

To find out more and apply please visit the launch article. 

Current courses

Communication skills in research 1: Communicate with Confidence: Creating and maintaining effective working relationships 

Communication skills in research 2: Managing challenges and difficult behaviour