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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 cohorts (staggered over 3 years) with 40 people allocated to each cohort. Within the cohort, there are 4 modules of different subject areas which require pre-module learning, classroom based learning, webinars and an Action Learning Set. There will also be optional online sessions after each module to support learners. Each course is conducted over a 6 month period.

We are now inviting colleagues in the NHS to apply for cohort 7.

The deadline for application is COP Sunday 15 July 2018

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Application for Courses

To book a place on this course you must first complete the application form (see ‘apply for this course’ button above) 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.

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. Also, it gives you a good chance to practice the written statement you will need to provide. Please note that the preferred locations listed may not be relevant to your application but are there as an example. All other questions will remain the same.

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 our Privacy Policy

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

Upon graduation you shall obtain an official certification 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.


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

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Course Programme

Module 1 – Change: Effectively leading Demand and Capacity Initiatives
Pre course Learning: (Individual and self-directed)
Classroom Based Learning: (Compulsory attendance)
Webinar: (Individual and self-directed)
Optional online session with trainer

Module 2 – Demand and Capacity Planning: Theory and Modelling
Pre course Learning: (Individual and self-directed)
Classroom Based Learning: (Compulsory attendance)
Webinar: (Individual and self-directed)
Optional online session with trainer

Module 3- Training: Engaging and Empowering Demand and Capacity Stakeholders
Pre course Learning: (Individual and self-directed)
Classroom Based Learning: (Compulsory attendance)
Webinar: (Individual and self-directed)
Optional online session with trainer

Module 4 – Coaching: Developing and Supporting Demand and Capacity Stakeholders
Pre course Learning: (Individual and self-directed)
Classroom Based Learning: (Compulsory attendance)
Webinar: (Individual and self-directed)
Optional online session with trainer

Action Learning Sets
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 cohort, and after.

Live Training Session
The ultimate goal of this course is to provide the skills and training necessary for students to deliver training to others locally. In order to demonstrate this you will be required to deliver a live training event before you are able to graduate. The training event will need to be delivered to a minimum of 15 colleagues between the training module and the action learning set at the end of the course.


Dates for Cohort 7

Cohort 7 will be split into 2 groups. Both groups will be trained in London. Venue details to follow upon acceptance.

Module 1
Pre module learning (Virtual) 6 Aug - 31 Aug 18
Classroom dates (Face to Face) 4 & 5 Sept 18
Webinar dates (Virtual) 11 OR 12 Sept 18 @ 11:00 am
Optional ALS (Virtual) 14 Sept 18

Module 2
Pre module learning (Virtual) 17 Sept - 5 Oct 18
Classroom dates (Face to Face) Group A 8 & 9 Oct 18 OR Group B 10 & 11 Oct 18
Webinar dates (Virtual) 16 OR 17 Oct 18 @ 11:00 am

Module 3
Pre module learning (Virtual) 22 Oct - 09 Nov 18
Classroom dates (Face to Face) 13 & 14 Nov 18
Webinar dates (Virtual) 20 OR 21 Nov 18 @ 11:00 am
Optional ALS (Virtual) 23 Nov 18

Module 4
Pre module learning (Virtual) 26 Nov - 14 Dec 18
Classroom dates (Face to Face) 15 & 16 Jan 19
Webinar dates (Virtual) 22 OR 23 Jan 19 @ 11:00 am
Optional ALS (Virtual) 25 Jan 19

Action Learning Set
The exact day for training is to be agreed once training has commenced. It will be for one full day on the week 11 - 15 Feb 19.


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