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Learning beyond registration

Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) provides the opportunity for post registration healthcare professionals (excluding doctors and dentists) across the East Midlands to access a wide range of educational activities.

The educational activities are aimed to develop competent, capable practitioners appropriately prepared to deliver a dynamic, flexible, quality, client focused service. 

In April 2014 we entered in to contracts with 12 regional education providers across the East Midlands for the provision of a wide range of professional healthcare education. Eligible healthcare staff irrespective of their location in region, can access LBR funded activity at any of these 12 centres. This enables our learners to access a broader portfolio of development modules under the core contract. The 12 education providers are:

A proportion of the LBR budget has been devolved directly to our local workforce teams for them to commission both bespoke training from contracted providers, and flexible education and training that is not available within the contracts, to meet local workforce needs.

Access and eligibility

Funding for modules is provided by HEE to eligible healthcare professionals employed to deliver NHS funded services, providing the learner and the module meet eligibility criteria. You will need to contact the relevant lead in your organisation to check the local process for applying for LBR funding (start with your local training department or similar). If you work in the private, voluntary or independent sector please contact your Local Workforce LBR Lead. Contact information can be accessed on our LBR contacts page [link to contacts page – content to be sent in an additional document]. 

Staff should apply directly with the education provider concerned, however it is essential that applicants obtain approval from their designated authorised LBR signatory to approve the application and local policies/processes are followed.

Please note: HEE does not have any additional funds to support individual inquiries so it is imperative that you engage with local processes.

Frequently asked questions

Applications for courses will be received by education providers throughout the year.

LBR funded provision is restricted to post-registration healthcare staff currently employed to deliver NHS commissioned healthcare in the East Midlands (excluding doctors and dentist). The full list of professional groups eligible to access LBR provision is outlined in the LBR Operational Guide.

Access is restricted to registered staff employed in clinical facing roles, or where professional registration is required to undertake their role.

You should direct your queries to the LBR lead based in your NHS Trust or for those employed in the private, voluntary or independent sector your Local Workforce LBR Lead.

Contact information can be accessed on our LBR contacts page.

The training delivered by each of the LBR education providers comes in a variety of formats, including electronic formats and distance learning. All the providers are willing to work with organisations to identify if there are ways in which learning can be provided at the employing organisation, for example when there are sufficient numbers to form a cohort.

Funding for modules is provided by Health Education England providing that you and the module you choose to study meets our eligibility criteria. You should note that funding for certain types of study (i.e. dissertations) is restricted. See the LBR Operational Guidelines for further information.

LBR provision is a finite resource and we need to demonstrate that we are allocating our resources wisely, so if you apply you need to ensure that you have the full support of your manager and employing organisation and that the study is in line with local workforce development plans. You also need to be able to honour the time commitment involved in the course you have chosen.

It is the expectation of Health Education England that applicants for modules and courses endeavour to complete all components of the programme of learning. This includes assessments associated with the programmes. If challenges are anticipated in achieving this it is expected that the education provider and the individual will work together in liaison with service, to ensure that the objectives of the programme are still met.

Operational guidelines

The purpose of this guidance is to document the policy and processes by which HEEM has agreed all LBR provision. It covers bespoke, contracted and flexible provision.

Read the guidelines