Demand and Capacity Trainer Programme

The Demand and Capacity Trainer Programme is a free, accredited, six-month programme designed to support organisations to develop internal capability and skills in demand and capacity modelling.

The approach will equip staff to train others in demand and capacity and thereby spread this knowledge more widely at a local level. As a result local areas are better equipped to develop credible activity plans that support the delivery of reduced waiting times for patients. The programme will deliver a pool of staff trained to cascade knowledge and support on demand and capacity modelling within their locality.

How to apply?

The training will be divided into 10 cohorts; to ensure regional spread we have prioritised approximately forty NHS Trusts for each cohort. We will publish the NHS Trust priority list for each cohort as and when applications open.

Please find below a schedule of training and an information pack to help you prepare for the application process. The information pack contains the prospectus and the participation agreement.

Applications for Cohort 2 open
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Please note: this link will redirect you to our training partners, ELS.


The schedule of training is as follows:

Cohort covering 1: London and South East

Location: London
Application process now CLOSED

Cohort 2 covering: North West

Location: Manchester
Applications NOW open: 20 November 2017
Application deadline: 07 January 2018
Course starts: February 2018

Cohort 3 covering: Midlands

Location: Birmingham
Applications open: 08 January 2018
Application deadline: 04 February 2018
Course starts: March 2018

Cohort 4 covering: East of England

Location: Peterborough
Applications open: 08 January 2018
Application deadline: 04 February 2018
Course starts: March 2018

Cohort 5 covering: North East

Location: Durham
Applications open: 26 February 2018
Application deadline: 25 March 2018
Course starts: April 2018

Cohort 6 covering: South West

Location: Bristol
Applications open: 23 April 2018
Application deadline: 20 May 2018
Course starts: June 2018

Cohort 7 covering: London and South East

Location: London
Applications open: 22 October 2018
Application deadline: 18 November 2018
Course starts: December 2018

Cohort 8 covering: TBC

Location: TBC
Applications open: 29 October 2018
Application deadline: 18 November 2018
Course starts: January 2019

Cohort 9 covering: TBC

Location: TBC
Applications open: 19 November 2018
Application deadline: 16 December 2018
Course starts: February 2019

Cohort 10 covering: TBC

Location: TBC
Applications open: 14 January 2019
Application deadline: 10 February 2019
Course starts: March 2019