Mandatory Training
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Mandatory training is key to ensuring that all staff have the required skills to perform the job to their best ability.

This page has been designed to inform of you the different training options avaialable whilst working for the Isle of Wight NHS Trust. The training is delivered through online and classroom delivery, take time to view the information on this page to find out how to access the training.


ESR Homepage


This system is the Department of Health’s e-Learning platform and is used nationally across the U.K. in many NHS Trusts. It has the greater catalogue of e-Learning opportunities and the list of courses grows month by month. Here you will find the majority of the mandatory modules that apply to your role.

The easiest way to view which mandatory training you need to complete is by viewing the 'My Compliance' portlet from the main ESR page when you first log in. See the guidance listed below for how to use the portlet.

A username and password is required for access to ESR and details of how these log-in credentials can be obtained please see the details below.

Accessing ESR

ESR login Quick start guide ESR guides Accesing e-Learning e-Learning catalogue

ESR Support

Request login details Password reset Password guidance Frequently Asked Questions

My Compliance

Training compliance user guide Managers training compliance user guide

Self help guides

Employee Self Service Manager Self Service

ESR drop in sessions

We will be offering drop in sessions to assist with ESR queries that you may have. Please see below for the dates on offer, there is no need to book just turn up on the day.

Friday 11th February9am - 12pm
Clinical Training Room 1
(Education Centre)
Wednesday 23rd February9am - 12pm
Clinical Training Room 1
(Education Centre)
Monday 3rd March1pm - 4pm
Clinical Training Room 3
(Education Centre)
Wednesday 23rd March1pm - 4pm
Clinical Training Room 3
(Education Centre)
Tuesday 5th April9am - 12pm
Clinical Training Room 1
(Education Centre)

CLinical Skills


Over the last few months we have been reviewing a new on-line clinical skills educational resource. We are now happy to announce that we are ready to assist you to create your own learning profiles via your own link to

All clinical staff with an e-mail address will be able to access this fantastic resource.

We have asked the team at to create personal accounts for all clinical staff at Isle of Wight NHS Trust. Over the coming months, we will be using to accompany clinical skills practical learning as pre-reading and competency testing. You will receive written direction regarding what sections to read and complete prior to some clinical skills training sessions as part of your invite/confirmation information.

The Care Certificate learning material and competency assessments will also be accessed and completed via

Activating your account

Step 1

Go to the login page

You will be automatically logged in as a member of the Trust, to gain access to your own account, please initially log off and then log in again as yourself ( following the instructions below)

Step 2

Under the section titled “Login with a username and password”, enter in the user name/email field – either your trust email address or 8 digit assignment/payroll number and in the password field enter the password that has been emailed to you. If you are unsure of the password please contact the ESR training team by clicking here

Step 3

You will land in the Profile page of your account, here you must change your default password to something more personally memorable as follows:

  • Enter default password in current password field

  • Enter a new password memorable to you

  • Tick the box to accept the terms and conditions

  • Click save

Step 4

You will then land in your Dashboard, from here you can access Procedures, take sample tests and see your personal history within your account at My Performance and CPD

For Trust staff/apprentices that have existing accounts via Athens, please log-in as above to collect training data for our organisation and your departmental manager.

If you have problems, please email

Care Certificate

To complete your Care Certificate with Clinical please follow the following procedure;

  1. Identify a supervisor within your department who has been agreed by your line manger

  2. Please let Derek Bampton know that you have commenced your programme

  3. Follow the training material for all 15 Standards which can be found by following this link; Home/Procedures/Carers/care certificate.

  4. Complete all 15 tests relating to the standards, which can be found at; Home/take a test/standard tests/care Certificate standards 1-15

  5. Demonstrate all learning in practice to your supervisor and line manager.

  6. Tell us that you have completed by e-mailing;

Training Tracker

ESR Homepage


This system is our local e-Learning platform, where modules have been created and published locally and the content is geared towards the IOW NHS Trust specifically. We will be shortly moving away from this system and using ESR or for all training, however in the transitional period there are still some modules live on Training Tracker.

Request login details Password reset Training Tracker login

Mandatory Training Requirements

All staff with have varying mandatory training needs dependant on their role within the Trust. A list of training that is mandatory for all staff is listed below.

  • Dementia Awareness
  • Equality, Diversity & Human Rights
  • Fire Safety
  • Health, Safety & Welfare
  • Infection Prevention & Control - Level 1
  • Information Governance and Data Security
  • Moving and Handling
  • Preventing Radicalisation - Basic Prevent Awareness
  • Resuscitation - Level 1
  • Safeguarding Adults - Level 1
  • Safeguarding Children - Level 1

Clinical staff have competencies linked to thier porifles, click on the boxes below to see the relevant training that you will need to complete.

Registered Nurse Competencies Community Nurse Competencies Nursing Associate Competencies

Maternity Services Competencies All Healthcare and Maternity Support Workers


Management Essentials

A course has been set up as part of the management essentials programme to improve our safety culture through mandatory training compliance. A list of dates are listed below and all sessions can be booked on ESR.

  • 27th January 2022 1pm - 2pm

  • 26th April 2022 1pm - 2pm

  • 22nd July 2022 1pm - 2pm

Click here to book a session.


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