Quality Improvement Facilitator Training

The next cohort will be running from 5th June 2024 to 12th February 2025.

  • Do you have a potential QI project in mind? 
  • Or a problem but not sure of the solution?
  • An idea on how to improve your service but don't know where to start?

We are planning our next cohort (C18) of QI Facilitator training which will help you answer all of these questions.


Our facilitator course is spread over 9 months, offering 5 training half-days in which quality improvement methodology is taught, and then regular support between learning sessions from your own improvement advisor. During the training you will lead on your own quality improvement project and present the outcomes at a graduation day.

Our improvement advisors will be at hand to help you with QI methodology and the improvement science behind it; use and sharing of your work using the LIFE QI platform; helping navigate barriers to progression, involving users of service and helping with preparation for Graduation Day where you get to present your project that you can then share within your directorates and also at all staff webinars and executive board meetings.  

This interactive programme uses a mixture of learning styles including activities, theory and ‘learning sets’ which will assist your understanding.

Following agreement with your line manager you will be provided with protected time for these sessions and your QI learning. 

Training Objectives: 

  • To provide knowledge of Quality Improvement methodology and how best to use it 
  • To have an opportunity to learn whilst doing a real-world QI project 
  • To use systems thinking to help with defining the problem and appropriate stakeholder engagement to test potential solutions 
  • To understand how to measure and evaluate impact 
  • To share and learn with other improvers across NELFT 
  • To improve service and user of service outcomes, experience and healthcare staff wellbeing 

Who is this training for?

The NELFT Quality Improvement Facilitator Training is open to NELFT staff and external NHS colleagues who have completed our Quality Improvement Foundation Training.

Apply now:

Application deadline passed on 10th May. Please keep an eye out for our next cohort (C19).