Training courses and events


Internal Courses and Events

Steps to Fellowship Success

October 2021 - March 2022

This is a pilot training programme aimed at taking individuals step-by-step through an NIHR fellowship application. It takes place over 6 months, with participants working in between sessions to slowly build their application and get feedback as they do so. The aim is to support them to the point of having a complete fellowship application ready to submit to NIHR.

The programme targets both non-clinical and clinical researchers who are within the NIHR remit and was opened widely for applications, following consultation with the ICR’s Research Support Unit and Registry teams and the BRC Translational Research Manager.

The full programme was developed as a collaboration between:

  • BRC at The Royal Marsden and the ICR
  • ICR’s Learning and Development team
  • NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) London team

Magnetic Resonance Guided Radiotherapy (MRIgRT)

Dates to be confirmed, The Royal Marsden (Sutton).  

An excellent opportunity to improve understanding of the capabilities and potential of MRI guided radiotherapy (MRIgRT) and develop the knowledge and skills required to support the current and future needs in the field. Read about our highly successful MRIgRT course from October 2019.  

External Courses and Events

NIHR Research Design Service London (RDS)

The RDS offer a series of events, from drop-in sessions to discuss research ideas and grant applications to Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) training for researchers.

Drop-in sessions

The RDS offers weekly, online drop-in sessions give you an opportunity to meet with an RDS adviser to discuss your research idea or grant application. Information about when the next drop in session will be held can be found on the RDS website

Academy of Medical Sciences Mentoring Masterclasses (online): 

These mentoring skills workshops are open to current and prospective mentees and mentors taking part in the Academy’s Mentoring programme.

Online Courses

'Improving Healthcare through Clinical Research' - NIHR Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

The course runs for four weeks and new learners can join at any time. During this course you will learn how medical treatments are discovered, tested and evaluated to improve healthcare for all.

Find out more and register for the NIHR MOOC

'What is Health Research?'

A free, three-week online course is aimed at patients, public, carers and anyone with a keen interest in learning more about the world of health research, designed by NIHR CRN in collaboration with the University of Leeds Digital Education Service and Futurelearn.

Find out more and register for 'What is Health Research?'

'Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) Administration and Patient Care' online

A free online course delivered by Guy's Cancer Academy  developed to support members of the UK Oncology Nursing Society to complete the Theory Section of the UKONS SACT Competency Passport 

Find out more and register for the SACT online course.

CRUK ‘Demystifying Targeted Cancer Treatments

Register for CRUK's free online course (MOOC) 


There are a wide range of e-learning resources available, including MOOCs from FutureLearn and the ICR's 'Perspectives in Oncology' training course.

Find out more about available e-learning opportunities.