Welsh Government

Training and development

COVID-19 update

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

However, e-learning courses are available and you can complete the training in your own time.

The Introduction to Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and GCP Refresher sessions are CPD accredited, the certificate can be downloaded on completion of the course.

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.


Our extensive training programme provides high-quality, needs-driven training delivered across Wales by our team of expert facilitators. We offer off the shelf and bespoke training courses which are free of charge to individuals supporting and delivering research in Wales. Where capacity allows, places can be offered to other researchers but a charge may be applied.

All of our Health and Care Research Wales training courses have attained the quality mark for accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) standards, with the exception of courses provided by external trainers.

‘The learning value has been scrutinised to ensure integrity and quality. The CPD certification service provides recognised independent CPD accreditation compatible with global CPD requirements’ cpduk.co.uk


Who can access our training programme?

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 on the Health and Care Research Wales Clinical Research Portfolio. Members of the public registered to get involved can also access our training courses free of charge.


What training do we offer?

Communication skills in research
e-learning via external providers
Good Clinical Practice in research
Informed consent and essential documents
Public involvement in research
Research methods
Research study set up

Find out more about our training courses


Contact us

If you would like to chat to us about your training needs please get in touch with our training team: 02920 230457 / research-training@wales.nhs.uk