Career Planning for Healthcare Professionals - e-Learning for Healthcare
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  • Health Education England

About the Career Planning for Healthcare Professionals programme

This e-learning programme has been designed for healthcare professionals, to help you make informed career choices and effective applications for your next career steps.

The outcomes:

On completion of the programme, you will:

  • Have gained a deeper level of understanding of how you can ensure your future career planning is informed, realistic and robust.
  • Have compiled a distinctive, thorough personal portfolio of research and reflections contained in a downloadable workbook, that can be utilised for job applications and interviews.

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Who is it for?

The programme is aimed at healthcare professionals who are in the early stages of their careers. It is designed to encourage exploration of career options, within healthcare, to support you in achieving your career goals.  Courses are being developed for specific professions as follows:

Programme Structure

The programme is based around five sessions, with the first being an introduction to each course and the remaining sessions concentrating on the four stage SCAN career planning model as shown below.

Each course within the programme is accompanied by a downloadable workbook in which you can undertake some of the exercises helping you to create a record and reflections of your career planning which can be used to support applications.

Advice will be given throughout as to how you can access individual careers support where you need this to complement your online learning.

  • Stage 1

    Self-awareness
  • Stage 2

    Career Exploration
  • Stage 3

    Arriving at YOUR decision
  • Stage 4

    Next Steps

Meet the team

The programme has been compiled and designed by:

  • The Careers team within Health Education England – London and South East
  • Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare

How to access

In order to access the Career Planning for Healthcare Professionals programme, you will need an e-LfH account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

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To view the Career Planning for Healthcare Professionals programme, select the View button below. If you already have an account with e-LfH, you will also be able to login and enrol on the programme from the View button.

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NHS healthcare staff in England

The Career Planning for Healthcare Professionals programme is also available to NHS healthcare staff via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR). Accessing this e-Learning via ESR means that your completions will transfer with you throughout your NHS career.

Further details are available here.

Not an NHS organisation?

If you are not an NHS health or care organisation and therefore do not qualify for free access e-LfH Hub, you may be able to access the service by creating an OpenAthens account.

To check whether or not you qualify for free access via OpenAthens, you can view the eligibility criteria and register on the ‘OpenAthens’ portal.

Registering large numbers of users

If you are a HR, IT or Practice Manager and would like to register and enrol large numbers of staff within your organisation for access onto the Career Planning for Healthcare Professionals programme, please contact e-LfH directly.

Organisations wishing to use their own LMS

For HR departments wanting to know more about gaining access to courses using an existing Learning Management System please contact e-LfH directly to express interest.

More information

Please select the following link for more information on how to use the e-LfH Hub.

e-LfH is a Health Education England Programme in partnership with the NHS and Professional Bodies