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Short course

Training for the trainer (Biomedical Science)

Improve the effectiveness of your laboratory teaching and training

This one day workshop is for trainers and those involved in laboratory training. The course will cover theories of learning and learning styles as well as training in planning, delivering and assessing. This is a course for people new to the training role or for people who want to refresh their skills and understanding.

York campus or can be delivered for organisations offsite

  • Duration – One-day study day
  • Start date – Contact us for further information using the form below.
  • Facilitators - Claire Wright and Trudy Walker


Course Fees

    £95 for self-funded individuals Funded places may be available - please contact

Course information

By attending this course you will:

  • Learn the placement organisation at York St John University and also the updated IBMS portfolio to attendees.
  • Gain a refresher course in the NHS hospital labs from the Yorkshire and Humber region. 

Any Biomedical Scientists with training responsibility (Band 5 upwards) should attend. This course is suitable for first time attendees or as a refresher course for current trainers, including newly qualified training officers and more experienced practitioners.

What difference will it make to my attendees?

Attendees will be able to analyse learning styles and understand the updated IBMS training portfolio content.  Examples of evidence that can be used will be directly useful for all attendees in their training role in the lab.

Benefits to the employee


  • Each attendee to put the information covered into practice with the trainees/ placement students in their laboratory.

Benefits to the employer


  • Useful information covered in the course to be disseminated to colleagues in each Trust and each Pathology training laboratory. 


Course leader biographies

Trudy Walker FIBMS CSci

Trudy is the Network Training Manager for Scarborough Hull and York Pathology Service (SHYPS). Trudy trained and specialised in Clinical Immunology at Hull Royal Infirmary and became a HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist in 2003. In addition to her Biomedical Scientist role, Trudy was also the Immunology Training Officer, which included overseeing all departmental training and portfolio work. Trudy is also an IBMS portfolio verifier.

Claire Wright

Claire has been working at York St John University in an academic role since 2018, as module leader for microbiology and as placement coordinator. Claire works closely with the students from their arrival in first year to inform them of placement opportunities in both the NHS and industry. Working closely with NHS partners, students go through an application process of CV and covering letters and a panel interview to secure an NHS placement. Claire is the contact point for those involved in the training of students during their placement year.

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