Statutory and Mandatory Training - elearning for healthcare
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About the Statutory and Mandatory Training programme

The UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) sets out 11 statutory and mandatory training topics for all staff working in health and social care settings. The CSTF includes nationally agreed learning outcomes and training delivery standards.

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked with a range of subject matter experts to develop high quality, national elearning training sessions, which address all the knowledge outcomes at level 1 and at level 2, where appropriate for elearning.

The sessions are freely available to all health and social care staff.

It is the responsibility of individual health and social care employer organisations to ensure that their workforce complete the appropriate training to comply with their statutory and mandatory requirements. It is also an employer’s responsibility to determine the best mode of delivering the training, whether that is face-to-face, elearning or a blended approach. The CSTF provides further guidance on this.

The eAssessments within the session consist of two, randomly selected, multiple-choice questions per learning outcome. The eAssessments have an 80% pass rate and allow learners three attempts. If they fail, they are encouraged to review the knowledge chapters. As learners work through the eAssessment, they get feedback on both correct and incorrect answers.

Each session takes about 20 minutes to complete the knowledge chapters and approximately 10 minutes to complete the eAssessment. Please refer to the ‘Session Overview’ chapter for the estimated duration for each session.

All sessions can be accessed via mobiles and tablets.

2020 Annual Review

The Annual Review of this programme is in progress. During this year’s review, we are focusing on the following:

  1. Ensuring that the sessions are fully aligned to the Core Skills Training Framework (UK v1.6) following a reviewing by Skills for Health.
  2. Updating assessment questions using data from a thorough analysis of the effectiveness of the questions. 2
  3. Updating with any further recommendations from a team of subject matter experts and in response to user feedback.

Please refer to the list of sessions below to see those that have been updated.

elearning sessions 

Level 1

  • Conflict Resolution – Level 1
  • Data Security Awareness – Level 1
  • Equality and Diversity and Human Rights – Level 1
  • Fire Safety – Level 1 *
  • Health, Safety and Welfare – Level 1 *
  • Infection Prevention and Control – Level 1
  • Moving and Handling – Level 1
  • Preventing Radicalisation – Basic Prevent Awareness
  • Resuscitation – Level 1
  • Safeguarding Children – Level 1
  • Safeguarding Adults – Level 1 *

Level 2 and 3

  • Data Security Awareness – Level 2
  • Data Security Awareness – Level 3
  • Infection Prevention and Control – Level 2
  • Moving and Handling eAssessment – Level 2 *
  • Preventing Radicalisation–Awareness of Prevent–Level 3 *
  • Resuscitation Adults – Level 2
  • Resuscitation Paediatric – Level 2
  • Resuscitation Newborn – Level 2
  • Safeguarding Children – Level 2 *
  • Safeguarding Adults – Level 2

Project team

  • andi blackmore

    Andi Blackmore

    Programme Manager, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Dave Beardmore

    Dave Beardmore

    Project Manager, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • elfh-staff-Angelina-Montinaro-learning-profile

    Angelina Montinaro

    Lead Learning Designer, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Karen Walker - ID

    Karen Walker

    Learning Designer, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • elfh-staff-Alex-Drinkall-learning-profile

    Alex Drinkall

    Stakeholder Manager, HEE elearning for healthcare

Steering groups

The Steering Group included stakeholders from various organisations, to oversee the development of high quality, national elearning for the core Statutory and Mandatory Training Programme.

The Sub-Steering Group included members of the elfh team and HEE Technology Enhanced Learning Leads.


The project team would like to thank all subject matter experts (SMEs) who provided invaluable input into the development and review of the statutory and mandatory elearning sessions.

Select the button below to download a copy of the Acknowledgements document.

Acknowledgements document >

How to access

If you already have an account with elfh, then you can enrol on to the Statutory and Mandatory Training (SMT) programme by logging in to the elfh Hub, selecting My Account > Enrolment and selecting the programme. You can then access the programme immediately in the My elearning section.

If you are a manager and would like further information on accessing activity reports for staff in your organisation, then please go to:

NHS healthcare staff in England

The Statutory and Mandatory programme is also available to NHS healthcare staff via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR). Accessing this elearning via ESR means that your completions will transfer when you move between NHS organisations.

Further details are available here.

Access from other Learning Management Systems

The Statutory and Mandatory sessions are supported by the AICC communication standard. This allows for remote Learning Management Systems (LMS) to launch the sessions from the elfh content server as if they were loaded locally. Enrolment and tracking of usage is retained at the organisation’s LMS. If your local LMS supports AICC, please contact our support desk and we will provide you with the relevant links and instructions to set up courses.

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