Gold Quality Improvement Training

In a nutshell: Gold level training aims to equip improvement leaders with the knowledge and skills to provide strategic and operational support to develop and maintain a sustainable improvement culture within their organisations. Initial efforts have focused on developing our 'train the trainer' programme.

This 2-day competency-based training programme was designed to do two things:

  • provide trainees with the knowledge and materials to deliver the IA's Silver-level Training, and;
  • build skills and confidence to allow them to support colleagues in their trusts who are carrying out a QI project.

The programme was first delivered in October 2015 and has since been completed by 60 people from Yorkshire and Humber and beyond. To ensure that our trainees have the skills, knowledge, experience, and time to take on this important role within their trusts, recruitment to the course is managed through our Quality Improvement Advisory Group.

After completing the training, our trainees receive a written feedback report that advises on their readiness to take on the roles, and any developmental needs. We advise our new members to invite the IA trainers to attend their first silver training session: as well as offering support and advice before and during the training session, they are given a detailed report that includes feedback from their trainees.

New trainees are registered as an IA Quality Improvement Trainer and are automatically eligible to attend our Quality Improvement Trainers Network (QITN). This dynamic group meets three times a year to share ideas and materials and attend continuous professional development sessions. Our QITN members are expected to participate in an annual developmental meeting with an IA trainer where they discuss their progress and agree any future training or support needs.

For more details about how to apply to participate in the Gold Level 'Train the Trainer' programme, please contact Maureen McGeorge.


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Futher Information

Impact Case Study: Gold Trainers network



Maureen McGeorge - Improvement Program Manager


01274 383966