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Workforce Planning Masterclass - A blended learning programme

19 July 2022

HEE have designed a training programme which provides a practical guide to sustainable and evidence-based workforce planning.

During this practical 18-week course, participants will be guided in the use of tried and tested improvement tools and techniques such as clinical pathway mapping, skills profiling, and competency mapping, alongside opportunities for cross-organisational reflective learning and peer support.

The programme is aimed at clinical and non-clinical staff with a specific workforce project, allowing participants to apply their learning to their project as they progress through the programme supporting tangible workforce improvement.

Applicants should apply within multi-professional groups of 3-5 representatives from those involved in your project (e.g. clinicians, workforce planning leads, management, finance reps, HR colleagues etc).

For any queries, please contact masterclass.mids@hee.nhs.uk.

Time Commitment over 18 weeks: Programme comprises of 6 modules of 3 weeks each, of which

  • Week 1 is a 15-minute educational video plus self-directed activity in own time of approximately 4hrs (24hrs over total programme)
  • Week 2 is a 1-hour Working Group support session
  • Week 3 is a 2-hour facilitated session

The first cohort will run from October 2022. Subsequent cohort dates will be released at a later stage.

Information session - Thursday 30 June

We will be presenting an Information session via Teams on 30 June at 13:00 which will detail how the course works and how to apply.

Join the meeting

This will be recorded and the link shared after the meeting.

How to apply

Please complete the Midlands Workforce Planning Masterclass application form to initiate the application process.


I found the drop-in sessions a really safe space for me to share some quite challenging issues that I had faced and I felt that the facilitators and the other participants were very supportive and giving really constructive feedback to finding some ideas to overcome those barriers. So I think the combination of the more formal facilitated sessions, and the more informal sessions were really complementary and I found it really beneficial.

I really liked the structured approach, starting with the stakeholder engagement and then the process mapping and you slowly go into it. I've learned so much, especially loved the mapping of skills and competencies. I think I'll be using that forever and ever.