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Learning and Development

This page was last updated: January 20th, 2022

Our Learning and Development team offers a wide range of options for personal and professional development for our staff and the wider community.
Our experienced team of trainers, facilitators, coaches and subject specialists provide a range of established courses and can talk to you about individual requirements. Our prospectus provides a catalogue of the courses currently on offer, including those available online. View the Learning & Development Prospectus.

Starting at Royal Cornwall Hospitals

All staff joining Royal Cornwall Hospitals complete our induction training, which includes a welcome to the Trust on their first day, and a series of courses tailored to help the individual start well.

In your recruitment pack, you will have been directed to this webpage to access and read a number of leaflets that form part of your mandatory training and preparation. Please click here to view the RCHT Induction Reading.

Please read this before you start. To help us to check that you have completed your essential reading, please print off the form at the end of the series of booklets, sign it, and bring it with you to the first day of your corporate induction. If you have any problems in accessing the reading series, please call our Learning and Development admin team on 01872 255148.

Apprenticeships at Royal Cornwall Hospitals

Why become an apprentice?

  • It’s an opportunity to work alongside experienced staff
  • You gain job-specific skills
  • Earn a wage and get holiday pay
  • You will be given time for study related to your role (equivalent to one day per week)
  • Set yourself up for the future!


Are a genuine job and they combine partial training in a job, alongside studying. Not only do you get on-the-job training, but classroom training too! Click here to see what apprenticeships the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust offer.

Entry Requirements

Apprenticeships are available to anyone over the age of 16, living in England, and there is no upper age limit.
All apprenticeship vacancies will clearly state what the entry requirements are for the job role being advertised.

What apprenticeship levels are there?

All apprenticeships include elements of on-and-off the job training which lead to industry recognised standards and qualifications.
Apprenticeships are available from Intermediate Level 2 to Degree at level 6 and 7.

Levy Funds

We can now transfer a percentage of our levy funds to other employers enabling high-quality apprenticeships being delivered locally. Further information and how to apply for levy funds.

Clinical Skills

Please see Information on Clinical Skills (DOCX)

The Learning & Development Team

Head of Practice Education ACCT

Jackie Blackwell

Clinical Skills Lead

Louise Silver

Apprenticeship Lead

Nikki Pryke

Clinical Practice Educator Lead

Hayley Plowright

Violent and Aggression Lead

Jon Wiggans

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