The Education Academy

Training and development are a crucial part of our work, and fundamental to securing our future workforce and developing a learning culture across our organisation.

As a founding member of UCL Partners, a nationally designated academic health science centre, we're the heart of delivering major advances in health and healthcare through research and education.

The Education Academy provides clinical placements for 2,500 medical undergraduate students and trains 1,040 junior doctors, over 800 children, adult nursing and midwifery students and 275 allied health professionals. We offer resuscitation skills training, moving and handling, simulation and clinical skills training and a range of skills based short courses, as well as ensuring the trust achieves high levels of compliance for its statutory and mandatory training.


Opportunities for you

We're committed to ensuring that all staff are supported in acquiring and developing the skills and knowledge they need to carry out their work safely and effectively, and to achieve their full potential through career and personal development.

As one of our employees, there are many learning and development opportunities available, some of which are designed for particular professions or for people at certain stages in their career, others are available to everyone.

To ensure equality and accessibility, we provide a wide range of classroom training, practical hands-on workshops and e-learning options, some of these lasting just a few hours and others extending over several days, weeks or months and leading to nationally recognised qualifications.

Medical Education

The medical education team oversees the delivery of all medical education provided by the Trust, from undergraduate medical and dental placements through Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, to the postgraduate foundation, core and specialty training programmes. We also provide faculty development for our trainers’ across the hospital sites. 

The team supports education programmes for general practice, dental practice, refugee education and electives placements, working closely with Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, and overseas universities.

If you have any questions regarding Medical Education at Barts Health please contact us.

Clinical observer course

Doctors from overseas who want to work in the UK are advised to undertake a period of clinical attachment in which they can observe practice in the UK. Our clinical attachment is an observership programme which helps and supports overseas qualified doctors integrate into the NHS. To apply, or for more information, please contact Avelyn Hixon, clinical attachment and observer course administrator.

Clinical Education

Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals

The Nursing, Midwifery and AHP (NMAHP) team oversee the delivery of all education and training for nursing, midwifery and AHPs, ranging from undergraduate placements through to post registration training. Our well established Preceptorship programme provides newly qualified staff with the skills and confidence to become competent and effective practitioners.

Simulation and Essential Skills

The Simulation team facilitate /deliver training to doctors, paramedics, nurses, AHPs and specialist teams by using communication skills, part task clinical skills, equipment and high fidelity simulation. This ensures our clinicians have the opportunity to practice, experience and explore both technical (e.g. putting in a cannula) and non-technical skills (e.g. communication skills, team working).

A range of training programmes are offered across all our sites and the service is continuing to evolve to meet the needs of one of the largest and most diverse health providers in the country.

Knowledge and library services

We provide knowledge and library services to all staff and to students on placement with us.

For more information please contact