E-learning resources

E-learning resources support paediatricians and other child health professionals to achieve the essential competences in a number of important areas. These can be used to support your training and continuing professional development (CPD).

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We also offer face to face courses around the UK.

Compass - your online classroom

Compass gives you access to a portfolio of quality assured courses to support your training and professional development.

  • RCPCH members - your account is already set up, and you can sign in via your RCPCH online account
  • Non-members - you can register for and sign in your account directly on Compass

More about Compass and how to access your account

E-learning resources

Paediatric Musculoskeletal Matters e-learning logo Paediatric Musculoskeletal Matters - an evidence-based free online resource for all clinicians who may encounter children with musculoskeletal problems, which aims to raise awareness, knowledge and skills to facilitate early diagnosis and referral to specialist care when needed
FGM e-learning logo

Female Genital Mutilation - new e-learning sessions are designed to improve the knowledge and awareness amongst healthcare professionals of the impact which FGM has on women and children

Information Sharing Matters e-learning logo

Information Sharing Matters - new, free education programme designed for the early years workforce and healthcare professionals about information sharing in early years

Elearning for clinical audit logo e-learning for Clinical Audit -  four free sessions that support all healthcare professionals working in clinical audit, which cover thinking about doing clinical audit, identifying and collecting data, analysing and interpreting data, feedback and changing practice 
Disability Matters e-learning logo

Disability Matters - free, practical online resources for those who work or engage with disabled children, young people and their families - to help tackle the inequalities that disabled children and young people face in their daily lives

Healthy Child Programme e-learning logo Healthy Child Programme - essential e-learning covering health promotion and common child health issues from infancy to adulthood - made up of three distinct programmes
Healty development in children and young people e-learning logo
Healthy Development in Young People - an exciting resource to provide a better understanding of the effects of substance use on the health and development of young people
MindEd children and young people's mental health e-learning logo
MindEd - practical sessions that quickly build knowledge and confidence to identify a mental health issue, act swiftly and improve outcomes for children and young people
Safeguarding children and young people logo
Safeguarding Children and Young People  - the College offers a number of training products and guidance to support paediatricians and other healthcare workers through the complicated and sensitive area of safeguarding
Paediatric Prescribing Principles e-learning logo

Paediatric Prescribing Principles - For all healthcare professionals with responsibility for prescribing drugs to children and young people - access on Compass

meningitis-150x150.gif Bacterial Meningitis and Meningococcal Septicaemia in Children - For healthcare professionals who want to improve their ability to assess and manage those children who present with possible bacterial meningitis and/or meningococcal septicaemia - access on Compass

Further resources on e-Learning for Healthcare

NHS employees, medical students and employees of other various public sector organisatio have access to a wide range of e-learning resources through e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH).  If you would like to check whether you are eligible for free access to e-LfH courses, a useful list is available on their registration page.

e-LfH is an award winning e-learning programme providing national, quality assured online training content for the healthcare profession. There are a number of resources available free to NHS staff and available to buy for non-NHS users. If you are already an e-LfH user you can simply add new programmes to your account.

Does e-learning count towards CPD?

The College recognises that individual learning is achieved via a range of formats and settings. Used independently, e-learning may contribute to ‘personal’ continuing professional development (CPD).

Alternatively, when incorporated within group learning, ‘internal’ or ‘external’ categories may be more appropriate.

Broadly, one hour of learning equates to one credit. However, credits should be claimed based on personal reflection on learning value and application to practice.

More about CPD at the College