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2022/23 Classifications Training Schedule

Published: 27 January 2022

Dear colleague,

The past two years have brought changes to the way we live and work, with many working from home or moving to a hybrid working model for the foreseeable future or on a permanent basis.

In a very short period of time, we have adapted our classifications training materials and courses to provide different delivery options, where feasible.  However, we now need to review all our materials, as in some cases the format has not changed in a number of years, and dedicate more time to develop our training courses to reflect changing work practice and user needs.

For this reason, our focus for 2022/23 will be to adopt a user-centred design approach to drive the development process and reap the benefits of blended learning solutions, where appropriate, such as:

  • flexibility in presenting content
  • increasing effectiveness by providing different learning experiences
  • reducing costs for employee and trainer by hosting live events online
  • bringing efficiencies in delivery by accessing more people
  • catering for different learning styles through different media and techniques
  • accommodating new ways of working and maintaining high quality of materials / courses

This means that our training delivery schedule will be reduced to enable the proposed re-design.  The schedule for 2022/23 will comprise the following:

2022/23 Classifications Training Schedule

Date Duration Event Location Attendees
1 February 2023 2.5 hours Trainer Forum (TF1) Online 30
8 February 2023 2.5 hours Trainer Forum (TF2) Online 30
15 February 2023 2.5 hours Trainer Forum (TF3) Online 30
22 February 2023 2.5 hours Trainer Forum (TF4) Online 30
1 March 2023 2.5 hours Auditor Forum (AF1) Online 45
2 March 2023 2.5 hours Auditor Forum (AF2) Online 45
7 March 2023 2.5 hours Auditor Forum (AF3) Online 45
8 March 2023 2.5 hours Auditor Forum (AF4) Online 45
14 March 2023 2.5 hours Auditor Forum (AF5) Online 45
15 March 2023 2.5 hours Auditor Forum (AF6) Online 45
22 March 2023 2.5 hours Auditor Forum (AF7) Online 45
23 March 2023 2.5 hours Auditor Forum (AF8) Online 45


The online booking forms for the above events will be available on Delen from 1 April 2022.

We will deliver Approved Clinical Coding Auditor and Trainer Forums, with these events scheduled towards the end of the financial year, so that we can communicate in advance to approved clinical coding auditors and trainers all the changes made to the CCAP and CCTP frameworks and to the national training materials during this dedicated development year. In addition, we will provide informative webinars covering the changes to the CCAP/CCTP frameworks to clinical coding managers via the Clinical Coding Manager workspace. All changes will be effective from 1 April 2023.

We fully acknowledge that this will inevitably cause disappointment and delay for those accredited clinical coders wishing to apply/re-apply for the CCAP and CCTP during 2022/23. However, as we work towards a more streamlined application process, criteria, and blended learning solutions, we consider it beneficial for potential applicants to wait until these new processes are in place, rather than to train people in the current frameworks when these will change from 1 April 2023.

For approved clinical coding trainers requiring refresher training, our plan is to work with them to redevelop and redesign the Trainer Refresher Course with the aim of starting ‘afresh’ from 1 April 2023. We would like to reassure all approved trainers that their ‘approved’ status will not be affected during this transition phase.

The redevelopment work we have planned to support new ways of working includes:

  • developing new and improved frameworks for the Clinical Coding Auditor Programme (CCAP) and Clinical Coding Trainer Programme (CCTP)
    • seeking to automate the CCAP and CCTP application processes and introducing an element of online assessment
    • signposting to dedicated clinical coding audit report writing and presentation skills training to CCAP applicants
    • extending the modules within the current Auditor eAssessment
    • refreshing the whole content of the Clinical Coding Audit Workshop
    • assessing how well the Auditor Competency Framework (which defines the skills and behaviours required by trainee and approved clinical coding auditors), supports clinical coders, auditors, and managers
    • restructuring the Train the Trainer Course into three modules without increasing the overall delivery time, with elements delivered both remotely and face-to-face, reducing the time spent in the classroom from five days to three
    • updating the Trainer Refresher Course
    • developing eLearning tools, videos, and interactive presentations to make framework requirements clearer and easier to understand
  • Developing various eAssessments to support clinical coders as they progress their career from novice clinical coder through to specialised roles such as approved clinical coding trainer
  • Developing the Clinical Coding Standards Course content into a blended learning format
  • Developing some of the Introduction to Classifications content into eLearning format.

We are working with members of our Sub-Groups to ensure that the new frameworks and associated products will be clearer, and more user-centred in future, and plan to publish regular updates on our progress throughout 2022/23. We will ask for input and feedback via various consultations, feedback polls and discussion forums.

The decision to significantly reduce the 2022/23 Classifications training schedule was not taken lightly. The pandemic has forced new ways of working upon us sooner than expected and we need to devote time to assess, consult and develop our framework and training materials to accommodate this.

Our ultimate goal is to provide you with improved and more user-centre designed events and products in the future.

If you would like to leave feedback about our plans, please do not email Information Standards, please go to this link.

Kind regards

Terminology and Classifications Delivery Service

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