• Health Education England

Train the Healthcare Trainer

Learn how to deliver healthcare training using evidence-based teaching methods, and progress towards becoming an expert trainer.

4,702 enrolled on this course

Train the Healthcare Trainer
  • Duration

    5 weeks
  • Weekly study

    5 hours

Learn how to make learning stick and develop as a healthcare trainer

This informative, five-week course is based on the latest research into how adults learn. Aimed at those new to training or existing trainers who wish to update their skills, the course will also be of benefit those who design and moderate online learning.

It offers evidence-based methods and techniques that participants can use to ensure learning genuinely takes place and is transferred to practice.

Discover evidence-based training techniques

On the course, you’ll explore a diverse toolkit of proven techniques; each of which is modelled as the course progresses.

The course content includes selection and blending of methods and delivery routes to optimise the transfer of learning to practice.

Improve your planning, design and delivery skills on your journey towards becoming an expert trainer

As well as offering guidance on teaching techniques, assessment and the motivation of learners, you’ll gain practical advice on dealing with nerves and unexpected challenges in the classroom.

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to set your training, planning and delivery firmly in the context of ‘causing learning to happen’. You’ll incorporate training techniques which ensure that learning lasts.

Learn from training and learning experts at Health Education England

The course educators are experts from Health Education England (HEE). HEE is part of the United Kingdom’s National Health Service which has developed and trained healthcare staff for over 70 years.

Free upgrade for UK NHS staff

A free upgrade for this course is available for NHS staff by registering here. This upgrade is also available free to NHS-affiliated staff. Check eligibility here

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Skip to 0 minutes and 6 seconds If you’ve ever thought there must be a better way to deliver learning than reading aloud from PowerPoint or page-clicking eLearning, there is! Train the Healthcare Trainer will provide you with the latest evidence-based methods for planning, delivering and assessing training. This 5 week course has been designed for anyone who teaches or trains in the Health Services, and will be particularly beneficial for those new to the role. It’s validated by Health Education England and is at Level 3. That’s the same level as the short FE College course that used to be known as PTLLS.

Skip to 0 minutes and 40 seconds But there’s a big difference: Train the Healthcare Trainer includes Simulation training and eLearning. In fact, all the content has been carefully aligned to the needs of today’s healthcare professional. We begin with an understanding of how adults learn, and then build on this foundation. You’ll learn how the best teaching techniques create lasting changes in knowledge and skills; and you’ll discover why poor methods can result in learning evaporating within days. There’s a wealth of proven training techniques to explore on the course. You’ll experience videos which show real trainers demonstrating best practice with their learners. You’ll share ideas and experiences with fellow course members.

Skip to 1 minute and 23 seconds As you progress through the course, you’ll develop confidence that the learning you provide will stick, be appreciated, and most importantly, be transferred to practice. If you’d like to discover a world of teaching and training beyond PowerPoint text, and become a trainer and designer who is both appreciated by learners and is really effective, join us on Train the Healthcare Trainer. We look forward to meeting you!

What topics will you cover?

  • How do adults learn?
  • How does training support learning?
  • What knowledge and skills do trainers need?
  • How do trainers make learning ‘stick’?
  • How can you develop from novice to expert trainer?

When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced

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Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Apply evidence-based learning principles to training design
  • Design learning plans and activities in the context of causing learning to happen
  • Demonstrate evidence-based planning and teaching skills
  • Design activities which ensure lasting learning and transfer to practice
  • Demonstrate teaching practice which indicates a progression from novice trainer towards expert

Who is the course for?

This course is suited to anyone employed in the healthcare sector who has training as all or part of their role.

Who will you learn with?

With over 30 years’ experience of creating innovative training, Nick passionately promotes evidence-based education in healthcare. His research specialism is visual support for learning.

I have worked in Technology Enhanced Learning in the NHS for over a decade, working at both local, regional and national level.

I am the Learning Technologies Manager in Health Education England. I have worked in Learning and Development for over twenty years across all sectors (business, charity and the public sector).

Content developer with a with a passion for design and engaging learners. Supporting learners and trainers and delivering training in the NHS for 16 years.

I am the lead for digital education at Somerset Foundation Trust and have worked as part of the Learning/Training team for the last ten years. Extensive face to face and online education experience.

Hi! I'm Richard and I work on researching, developing and implementing technologies to support global education and learning. www.linkedin.com/in/richardpriceuk

Who developed the course?

Health Education England

Health Education England (HEE) support the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvements to the patients and public of England.

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps, but you can complete them as quickly or slowly as you like
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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