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Demand and Capacity Trainer Programme

The deadline for applications for cohort 1 is midnight on Sunday 16 July 2017. We will contact applicants with the outcome by the 31 July 2017.

Welcome to the Demand & Capacity Trainer Programme where we are aiming to train 300-400 trainers in Demand and Capacity planning over the next three years, starting in July 2017.

How it will work
We are planning to roll out the programme in 10 courses (staggered over the next 3 years) with 40 people allocated to each course as a cohort. Within the course, there are 4 modules of different subject areas which require pre-module learning, classroom based learning, webinars and Action Learning Sets. The course is conducted over a 6 month period.

When it will happen
The first course starts in August with specific dates of key activities listed below:

Course 1 – 14 August 2017 – 9 February 2018
Module 1 - Leading Change in an Organisation Effectively
Pre course Learning: 14 Aug – 01 Sep 2017
(Individual and self-directed)
Classroom Based Learning: 5 & 6 Sep 2017
Location: London
(Compulsory attendance)
Webinar dates: 13 or 14 Sep 2017
(Individual and self-directed)
Technical Training Module
Pre course Learning: 18 – 29 Sep 2017
(Individual and self-directed)
Classroom Based Learning: 3 & 4 Oct (Group 1 A) or 5 & 6 Oct (Group 1B) 2017
Location: London
(Compulsory attendance)
Module 2- Training (Prepare and Deliver)
Pre course Learning: 16 Oct – 3 Nov 2107
(Individual and self-directed)
Classroom Based Learning: 7 & 8 Nov 2017
Location: London
(Compulsory attendance)
Webinar dates: 15 or 16 Nov 2017
(Individual and self-directed)
Module 3 - Coaching (Develop and Maintain Change Agents in the Workplace)
Pre course Learning: 4 – 22 Dec 17
(Individual and self-directed)
Classroom Based Learning: 9 & 10 Jan 2018
Location: London
(Compulsory attendance)
Webinar dates: 17 or 18 Jan 2018
(Individual and self-directed)
Action Learning Sets
1A – 5 Feb 18; 1B - 6 Feb 18; 1C - 7 Feb 18; 1D - 8 Feb 18; 1E - 9 Feb 18

Note: Compulsory attendance of 1 date – individual selection, the cohort will be split into 5 x groups of 8.
To support your learning, you will also have access to a dedicated Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) where you will find learning material, activities, resources and content to support you throughout the course, and after.

Application for Course 1

To book a place on this course you must first complete the application form (see ‘apply for this course’ button below) of which once submitted, you will be informed if your application has been successful and that you have been allocated a place on this course. Due to demand, it may be that you will be offered alternative dates of subsequent courses, again, you will be notified of this.

Please note that the first cohort is primarily aimed at people working in an NHS acute or teaching acute trusts in London and the South East. Staff working for the following organisations will be given priority when places are allocated:
Barking, Havering And Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
Barts Health NHS Trust
Brighton And Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
Chelsea And Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Dartford And Gravesham NHS Trust
Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
Epsom And St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
Great Ormond Street Hospital For Children NHS Foundation Trust
Guy's And St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Isle Of Wight NHS Trust
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Lewisham And Greenwich NHS Trust
London North West Healthcare NHS Trust
Maidstone And Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Medway NHS Foundation Trust
Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Brompton And Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust
St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Surrey And Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
The Royal Bournemouth And Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust
University College London NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Before you commence your on-line application, please have a look at the pdf version of the questionnaire so that you can familiarise yourself with the style of questions it asks you. Also, it gives you a good chance to practice some written statements you will need to provide.

When you apply for this course, you will be requested to provide some basic personal details which are required to Register you with the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and for contact purposes by both ELS and the NHS to inform you of your selection for the course. By completing this area with your details, you are consenting to ELS using these details to register you with the ILM (for certification requirement), for contact purposes and that your personal information will not be used for any other purpose. Personal data collected will be managed in accordance with ELS 030. Data Protection Policy (of which can be provided on request).

Reasons for Applying

If you are the kind of person who enjoys learning new things and is interested in becoming an expert in Demand and Capacity planning in your local area, then this programme is a great opportunity for you. We are looking for applicants who:
  • Work in an NHS provider organisation
  • Are either directly involved in Demand and Capacity planning at service level, or in a supportive role.
With regard to personal qualities, we are looking for applicants who:
  • Are curious by nature
  • Are problem solvers, able to see the bigger picture
  • Like to understand how systems and processes work
  • Are detail –oriented
  • Are enthusiastic communicators, keen to engage with others

Cohort 1

Upon graduation you shall obtain an official qualification from the Institute of Leadership and Management as the Demand & Capacity Trainer Programme is a certified course, designed and delivered by an ILM Approved and Accredited Centre.

For information, a copy of the learner's contract can be downloaded here [DN: insert link to learner's contract] – place on ELS web page

Please download a copy of the Student Prospectus by clicking on the link below.

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Please download a copy of the Participation Agreement by clicking on the link below.

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