Education, Training and Development (ETD) Standards

Source: NHS Connecting for Health

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Publication format: Web site

Date of publication: Revised August 2009 ;Version 2 published June 2010

Summary of driver:The standards are a set of documents that define best practice for the design, development delivery and evaluation of the National Programme for IT (NPfIT). Their purpose is to support training services in improving the quality of IT training across the NHS. By applying these standards, any service offering IT training can be assured of delivering training to a high standard.

Key features of driver: There are 8 ETD standards available on the website with supporting documentation available for each as follows:

1.Training Strategy
2.Training Plan
3.Training Needs Analysis
4.Training Service Administration
5.Materials, Design and Development
6.Evaluation and Assessment
7.Trainer
8.Training Facilities

Primary audience: Anyone preparing, delivering and evluating the NPfIT and other IT-related training.

Impact on library policy/practice: These doucments will provide useful guidance for anyone delivering IT training in the NHS, libraries could use the standards to guide the development of resources. Awareness of the standards will help library services to support other NHS IT training within their Trusts even if they are not directly aligned to IT.

Keywords: NPfIT; National Programme for IT; Training

Case studies / Local service profile examples mapping to this driver: None

Information reviewed and updated: August 2010 – link amended, version 2 published

Due for review: June 2011

Group member responsible: TP

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