Stage 4: Refresher training

This training programme is designed for participants who have completed their Job Evaluation (JE) training and wish to refresh their knowledge.

1 December 2023

What is refresher training?

Refresher training is designed for participants who have previously completed JE training and have gained relevant experience by carrying out job evaluation work within the service. Refresher courses should be repeated every three to five years in order for practitioners to feel up to date with any guidance released by the Job Evaluation Group (JEG) and NHS Employers.  

Course availability 

Job matching refresher course 
Consistency checking refresher course*No longer available.
Job analysis & job evaluation refresher course*No longer available.

*Stage two & three of JE courses that were available prior to the pandemic are currently under evaluation with JEG. These refresher courses will be reintroduced under a separate engagement offer for Job Evaluation Leads in 2024.


Course capacity:

Minimum of 12

Maximum of 16

We heavily advise that the course is completed in partnership i.e an equal weighting of management and staff side representation.

Course cost:

One-day job matching refresher training 

Commissioned £2,000+VAT

Organisations need to allow additional printing costs for core materials, approximately £280 if printing is done by an external company.

Centralised  £170.00+VAT per person 

Payment can be made by debit and credit card or by requesting an invoice, which will incur a 5% admin charge on top of the training fees.

Course format:

The virtual refresher course runs across one day from 9:30 to no later than 17:00 and is delivered via Zoom.  

All participants must attend and actively participate on the full day of training to receive a certificate of completion.

Unfortunately, due to the density of the course content any time missed away from the session will result in a failure to pass the course.

Course materials:

Core course materials that require printing will be emailed in advance.

All course materials will be hosted virtually through a learning platform. However, we heavily advise that core materials are printed ahead of the course.

It is the responsibility of the commissioner to ensure that all necessary material is printed and distributed amongst the delegates ahead of the course.

Essential requirements

  • Computer access   
  • A quiet room for the duration of the course 
  • Strong and reliable internet connection 
  • Printed copy of the job evaluation handbook 
  • Printed copy of the participant handbook 


How do I commission a refresher course?

If you are in need of hosting a refresher course for more than ten individuals you are able to commission a job matching refresher course from NHS Employers. 

If you would like to express an interest in commissioning a refresher course, please complete a request form.


How do I book onto a centralised course?

The centralised job matching offer is available for individual bookings or organisations that have fewer than 12 members of staff in need of training.


2024 virtual job matching refresher course dates: