Mandatory Training

Requirements and Resources

What is it and why do I need to do it?

The Health and Social Are Act 2008 and the CQC both require health care providers to ensure that their organisation has a trained and competent workforce who have the skills, knowledge and experience to deliver effective care and treatment.

Here at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals we aim to do this by ensuring that employees are compliant with its statutory and mandatory training requirements.

Statutory training is defined as training which is required by law for example, Health & Safety at Work Act 1974. Core training and role essential training is compulsory training that is determined essential by the Trust for safe and effective delivery of services. Both of these types of training are designed to reduce organisational risks and comply with local or national policies and government guidelines.

Core Mandatory Training

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals staff are required to maintain a variety of competencies relevant to their role through a combination of face-to-face training and e-Learning courses accessed through the ESR system. The core mandatory training is built up of 11 topics, required by all employees at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals.

Role Essential Training

In addition to the core skills training topics you are required to complete some role specific essential training. Your role and the area in which you work will determine your mandatory training requirements. These are identified and agreed by the subject matter expert or you and your manager.

All employees should ensure that they undertake the training courses within the relevant renewal periods.

Please find links for Core Mandatory Training for both clinical and non-clinical staff in the Useful Documents section below.

How do I access my training?

The best and easiest way to see what you are required to do and to check your current compliance is by logging on to your ESR pages. Please use the mandatory training menu to the left and select the ‘accessing my training’ sub-menu, where you will find instructions on how to do this.


There is a section within the sub-menus ‘notes for managers’ which has been developed to help you support your team in completing mandatory training.


Please use the sub-menus to access our FAQ’s page