Nationally Funded Training Course


WAGE Nationally Funded Training Course

The WAGE Executive Committee is committed to member’s professional development. A bursary fund supports members each year and is awarded at the discretion of the Core Executive Group, subject to available funds.

The WAGE training and development framework is aligned to the strategic and annual operating plans and comprises of:

– Free monthly virtual training sessions

– Nationally funded generic courses

– Annual bursary to attend any relevant course or undertake professional development activities

Nationally funded courses will be advertised 3 months in advance. Applications should be made via the WAGE website. A letter of support must be included from the applicant’s line manager and clinical referee.

Completed applications must be received by midnight on the 30th of July each year (Extended to 8th of August for 2021 year) and receipt will be acknowledged. Applications will be assessed by the training group using agreed criteria and successful applicants will be notified within 2 weeks and will not be eligible to apply again for 2 years.

Course funded for 2021 year is Training the Endoscopic Trainer in WIMAT on 18-19 October 2021

Successful applicants must share learning and contribute to service improvement in Wales by giving commitment appropriate to the individual training. Expected outputs specific to the course will be clarified on award of funding. For example, following completion of the “Train the Trainer” course candidates will be expected to form part of the faculty for the HEIW National Endoscopy Training Programme and help teach on yearly JAG courses.