Education and training

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The quality of your workforce’s education and training has a huge impact on outcomes for patients and changes in demand and patient need will influence policy and practice.

NHS Employers can help you navigate the range of training options and provide you with advice and guidance to support your existing and future workforce.

As well as the areas covered in this page we also have a range of information on:

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Preceptorships for newly qualified staff

To ensure the best possible start for newly qualified nurses, midwives and allied health professionals, a quality preceptorship programme is essential. 

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Care Certificate

The care certificate is aimed at equipping health and social care support workers with the knowledge and skills they need to provide safe and compassionate care.


Education and Training newsletter

Sign up to our education and training bulletin for the latest developments in the shape and education of the NHS workforce.

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Advanced clinical practice

Find out about what advanced clinical practitioners are and what they can do to support your multi-disciplinary teams.

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Routes into the NHS

Further information on the range of options available to employers to attract and prepare people for working in the NHS.

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Expanding placement capacity

Ideas and approaches for expanding placement capacity.

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Developing your support workforce

Developing a rich mix of skills within the support workforce can deliver many benefits to your organisation.

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T Levels

Visit our dedicated web section and find out what you need to know as an employer about T Levels and industry placements.

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Building a culture of work-based learning

This section aims to support employers with understanding the key elements which need to be set up and used to successfully enable a culture of work-based learning within healthcare organisations.

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Healthcare science education and training

Modernising Scientific Careers has streamlined the education and training of healthcare scientists. Find out how it continues to shape the profession and the value of promoting the careers available to school children with an interest in science.

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Medical students and clinical placements

The General Medical Council (GMC) has published additional advice to medical schools on how to help prepare medical students for clinical practice and the Foundation Programme.

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