Education, training and development 

We will support your personal and professional career development through a series of structured learning and development opportunities.


When you join UCLH you will attend our corporate induction programme with other new recruits. The programme introduces our vision and values, explores why patient and staff experience is important, gives you information to ensure your, and others’ safety at work, and outlines the range of discounts and benefits available to UCLH employees. This will be followed by a local induction in your local ward or department.

Mandatory training

We are committed to supporting staff to fulfill their statutory and professional obligations to keep their knowledge and skills up to date, reduce the risk of injury to themselves, and to keep our patients safe. Most of our mandatory training is available as e-learning via the UCLH Learning Portal, and new recruits will be set up with access to the Portal before they start.

Development opportunities

We offer in-house courses and programmes, ranging from personal development through to leadership and management skills.

For example short courses include:

  • Self-management and personal effectiveness
  • Improving your assertiveness
  • Recruitment and selection – interview skills
  • Appraisal skills for line managers
  • Essentials of project management
  • Handling difficult conversations
  • Coaching skills for line managers
  • Leading and motivating teams

We also offer an accredited development programme for front-line staff leading to a level 2 award, and leadership and management programmes for staff in supervisory, team leader and management roles.

Grants for professional development

Staff can apply for individual grants to support their professional development on external courses.

University College Hospital Education Centre

The Education Centre's facilities provide opportunities for healthcare professionals at every level to learn, enhance and optimise their clinical skills and medical knowledge through experiential learning.

Whether the aim is to demonstrate pioneering surgical techniques, master minimal access procedures or simply improve routine clinical practice and patient management, the Education Centre delivers the highest standards of education using leading-edge technologies and methods.


UCLH Learning Portal

 Contact details

Learning and development team
4th floor east
250 Euston Road

Learning & Development Administrator
Telephone: 020 3447 7447
Email: LearningDevelopment

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