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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Compass - your online classroom

Logo for Compass - inspiring learning in child healthCompass - rcpch.learningpool.com -  is an online classroom that gives you access to a range of quality assured courses to support your training and professional development.

All RCPCH members have a Compass account. Follow the link to sign in as member - this is connected to your RCPCH online account.

Other users can register for a Compass account. You can create an account and sign in directly to Compass.

If you need help, please contact the Compass support team on support@learningpool.com or 0845 543 6033.

E-learning resources

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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

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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

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

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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 

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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

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Healthy Child Programme - essential e-learning covering health promotion and common child health issues from infancy to adulthood - made up of three distinct programmes

Health development in children and young people e-learning

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

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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

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

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 have access to a wide range of e-learning resources through e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH).

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 - including MOOCs (massive online open courses) may contribute to ‘personal’ continuing professional development (CPD). Alternatively, when incorporated within group learning, ‘internal’ or ‘external’ categories may be more appropriate.

Broadly, 1 hour of learning equates to 1 credit. However, credits should be claimed based on personal reflection on learning value and application to practice.