Is Clinical Trials Training right for you?

There’s never been a greater need for clinical trials. If you’re seeking a rewarding career, discover what this fast-growing industry can offer you. Register your interest with CGX training and one of our experts will contact you to discuss your options and opportunities.

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    “I wanted to begin a career in the pharmaceutical industry but had heard that getting started can be difficult. I was really grateful to Donna who took my call and kindly spent near on an hour answering my various questions and helping me to better understand the career pathway”


    CTA Graduate


    Most people enter Clinical Research with a BSc in biological/life sciences, pharmacy, chemistry or related medical qualification. However, these are not essential. Many are graduates from non-scientific subjects. Some enter the industry with non-graduate expertise.

    What is essential are your soft skills. To succeed in Clinical Research you need:

    1. Attention to detail
    2. Excellent organisational skills
    3. To be methodical & meticulous
    4. Ability to multi-task
    5. Willingness to understand and comply with regulations and standards
    6. Time management
    7. Communication skills
    8. Diplomacy
    9. IT skills
    10. Flexibility and versatility
    11. Willingness to travel

    Clinical Trials Courses Online

    Study from the safety and comfort of your home with our online training courses.

    Limited to just 8 participants to ensure personal attention and maximise your learning.

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    1. Real-time tuition from industry experts
    2. Live interaction between tutor and trainees
    3. Virtual Classroom with online whiteboard
    4. Breakout room functionality for 1:1 feedback and discussions
    5. Recorded classes for reference and playback
    6. Industry recognised Clinical training with CPD Accreditation
    7. Post-training career support


    1. Reliable broadband internet connectivity
    2. Desktop/laptop/tablet with a microphone and camera
    3. Updated browser (preferably Google Chrome or Safari)

    Classroom Based Training

    Join us at our popular classroom based training, resuming as soon as Covid-19 regulations permit.

    Limited to just 8 participants for maximum learning opportunities.

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    1. Taught by industry experts with years of practical Clinical Research experience
    2. Industry recognised Clinical training with CPD Accreditation
    3. Post-training career support
    4. Located in central London
    5. All training materials and equipment provided

    Every CGX Training Course is CPD Accredited

    Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is mandatory with many employers. It ensures clinical staff enhance their knowledge and skills, to meet current standards.
    All CGX Training courses have been assessed by the CPD Certification Service and are CPD accredited.

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    Take your first step to a rewarding career

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    £1,200.00 / per course

    Clinical Trial Administrator (CTA) is a trained professional who helps facilitate a clinical trial and primarily manages the administrative aspects at every stage of the clinical trial process.

    Duration: 3-day intensive course, CPD accredited Tutors: Dr Lia Hunter and Donnamarie Donalds

    • Understand why trials are necessary
    • Understand the stages and phases of clinical trial development
    • Understand the life cycle of a clinical trial (Start-up, Conduct, Close-Out)
    • Understand who regulates clinical trials and why
    • Understand how the role of CTA fits into Clinical trials
    • Understand key terminology and acronyms
    • Identify the key safeguards to ensure patient safety and well-being are protected
    • Identify the key safeguards to ensure patient safety and well-being are protected
    • Understand Trial Master files and their key documentation

    Clinical Trial Administrator (CTA) is the entry level role for those interested in the field of Clinical Research. This course delivers a comprehensive and valuable insight into the role of a CTA. Learn their essential day-to-day responsibilities within the regulations and rules that govern clinical trials. Using scenario based training and group workshops, activities such as case scenarios and simulation exercises will be adopted.

    The life cycle of a marketed product will be examined. Sample trial master files and study documents will be reviewed and constructed to reinforce the learning concepts. An end of course exam will take place on day 3 with a passmark of 70%.

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    £1,500.00 / per course

    Clinical Research Associate (CRA) primarily manages the managerial aspects of a number of clinical trials, at every stage of the process.

    Duration: 3-day intensive course, CPD accredited Tutors: Dr Lia Hunter and Donnamarie Donalds

    • Identify suitable Investigator for participate in a clinical trial.
    • Perform pre-selection visits to assess the suitability of a site to conduct the trial.
    • Understanding of essential study documentation necessary to start a trial
    • Conduct Pre-trial procedures including drug release IP
    • Set up Investigational sites for conduct of the study
    • Conduct an initiation visit
    • Monitor the conduct at the investigational site
    • Review source documentation and site file review
    • Perform site management activities
    • Conduct a close-out visit at the end of the study. complete a clinical trial

    Clinical Research Associate (Beginners) is an excellent starter course to equip you with the skills for conducting clinical trial initiation, monitoring, and basic site management at the investigational site. Practical and hands-on workshops focus on current practice to develop practical experience of the role. Participants will learn the responsibilities of the Clinical Research Associate (CRA) and the regulations and rules that govern clinical trials.

    Practical sessions are based on real life settings and actual case scenarios, to provide valuable insights in to the profession. Mock up sample protocols, and study documents will be used throughout the course to reinforce the training. An end of course exam will take place on day 3 with a passmark of 70%.

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    If you feel you would benefit from a quick chat with our lead trainer to discuss the courses available and your possible career progression, then please click here to book a free 15-minute slot with DonnaMarie.

    Meet the team

    CGX training are industry professionals with decades of Clinical Research experience between them.


    Dr. Lia Hunter



    Phill Hunter

    Head of Operations


    Donnamarie Donalds

    Head of Training


    Sabrina Bolia

    Head of administration

    Bespoke packages for corporate customers

    Bespoke Clinical Trial Training. If you or your organisation requires specific training, we offer customised courses to meet your exact needs. These can be developed for specific projects or trials. As we give discounts for group purchases, bespoke training packages are often more cost effective.

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