Ways to expand your Education skills

Self development/training

Access learning/training modules including:

  • Local ESR modules and other training offered by your employer.

Discuss with your appraiser the possibility of undertaking an apprenticeship and the entry requirements. These can be both clinical and non clinical.  Find out more on the Health Careers website.

If considering applying for other higher education courses check whether you hold the required functional skills level qualifications, check.

Competency and scope of practice

Look up resources regarding scope of practice, competency assessments and delegation of duties provided by the AHP professional bodies eg:

If you do not feel that your clinical practice is fit for purpose within your current role discuss with your clinical supervisor/line manager. 

Formal Resources/Training opportunities

Go to the e-Learning for Healthcare webpage

Complete the care certificate. This can be undertaken on ESR in many organisations but is also available on e-Learning for Health

Explore resources provided by the AHP professional bodies.

Undertake formal training which may be provided by local higher education institutions.

Take up opportunities for clinical updates provided by your Training Department.

Attend team Inservice/CPD sessions.

Complete Personalised Care Institute modules 

Informal development

Spend time shadowing someone with established skills in a particular role to update your clinical skills or expand your awareness. This could be within or outside of your department or trust/organisation.

Explore what clinical networks exist in your area or on-line for practitioners in your area of practice.  AHP professional bodies may be able to signpost you to these.