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).

About e-learning and CPD

The College recognises that individual learning is achieved via a range of formats and settings. Used independently, e-learning may contribute to ‘personal’ CPD. Alternatively, when incorporated within group learning, ‘internal’ or ‘external’ categories may be more appropriate. More about the RCPCH CPD scheme

Compass - your online classroom

Sign in to your Compass account to access a range of our e-learning resources

About Compass and how to access your account

E-learning resources

Vaccines in Practice logo Vaccinces in Practice - Designed to primarily facilitate the development of skills in communicating the benefits of vaccination and covers the foundation of clinical vaccinology relevant to UK practitioners working with children. – access on Compass
Bacterial Meningitis and Meningococcal Septicaemia in Children 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
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

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

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

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

Also available: MindEd for Families and MindEd for Paediatricians (with PHMA)

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

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Quality improvement: How to make services work better for you and your patients - Launched in September 2017, this crystal clear, jargon-busting introduction to quality improvement explains its use in healthcare, links to vast QI resources and shows how to initiate a QI project, putting theory into practice. Find on Compass

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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

Further resources on e-Learning for Healthcare

NHS employees, medical students and employees of other various public sector organisations have access to a wide range of e-learning resources through e-Learning for Healthcare.  

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.

Register for e-LfH