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Essential Skills Training

How do I update my Essential Skills?

Simply -

A) Read through your new Essential Skills Handbook (the light green one. Download here)

B) Find and complete one E-assessment for either clinical or non clinical staff, accessed via ESR.

C) Some staff will be required to attend a classroom course for Basic Life Support, Moving and Handling People, Blood Awareness, and Fire. Dates when classes are available can be found on ESR.

How can I find out my requirements?

Your requirements are listed on your Compliance Matrix which can be found on ESR. Requirements are set according to your role and the department that you work in.

How to view my Compliance Matrix and find the right course

Full list of Essential Skills competencies


How do I access training?

Places on classroom courses can be booked in ESR or by contacting Learning & Development.

You can enrol on e-learning programmes in the same way. Please remember to subscribe to the relevant certification if this option is available.

How to subscribe to a certification

If you have problems with e-learning please contact the e-learning support team on extension 1241.

If you are unable to find the course you require please contact Learning & Development.


What do I do if I believe my matrix is wrong?

Requirements for each role are set by your Care Group managers. If you think that you are being asked to undertake training that is not relevant to your role please complete this form with the changes required, get it signed by the Care Group Director, Care Group Lead Nurse, or Care Group Manager, and e-mail it to Learning.Development@porthosp.nhs.uk


What do I do if I believe my learning history is wrong?

If you believe that your training has not been recorded correctly. Please contact the Learning and Development team via Learning.Development@porthosp.nhs.uk

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Last updated - 28 August 2019
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