Welsh Government

Training and development

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 our Involving People Network 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


Our training venues

Aberystwyth University
Glyndwr University, Wrexham
Health and Care Research Wales Support Centre, Cardiff
Health and Care Research Wales Office, Abergele
Institute of Life Sciences 1, Swansea University 
Liberty Stadium, Swansea
Llety Cynin, St Clears
Morriston Education Centre, Morriston Hospital, Swansea
Ty Menai, Bangor


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