Workforce data modelling course

A course for data modelling specialists.

This course is aimed at staff for whom data modelling is a substantial element of their role.

It reinforces and builds on the induction to workforce planning course by developing knowledge of approaches in modelling and practical application. The course is aimed at data modellers and analysts in HR, finance and beyond, working in health or social care. The training will cover an introduction to the principles of patient pathway, supply and demand modelling, how to assess the strengths and weaknesses of different modelling techniques and how to communicate the findings of your modelling.


Attendees will require a good working knowledge of Excel and be familiar with basic workforce planning practices.

What skills will you learn?

By the end of the course you will have experienced a wide range of workforce modelling principles and applications. Data and information provided by the CfWI will help to broaden your effective knowledge and support delivery. The objectives of this course are:

  • Introduce attendees to a range of suitable data sources.
  • Understand the main workforce modelling approaches used in the NHS.
  • Understand how to assess the strengths and weaknesses of different models.
  • Introduce the principles of patient pathway, supply, and demand modelling.
  • Develop the ability to present robust data models and validate the approach.
  • Enable attendees to develop their own models, from data storage to front-end design.
  • Assist attendees to effectively explain findings.

What previous participants have said

"For anyone interested in improving workforce planning, I highly recommend the Data Modelling course as it provides an excellent combination of theory and practical solutions. I refer to the tools from this course frequently, as I carry out my local planning responsibilities and develop county-wide workforce strategy."
Kenneth Lentini, NHS Norfolk.


  • 28 – 29 September 2011

How to enrol

Simply contact

Kath Whiting
Training Coordinator

Tel: 01962 814950

or download the data modelling course application form.

What about the price?

The two-day course, all course materials, IT and lunch will be provided by the CfWI for £550 plus VAT. Travel, accommodation and evening meals are extra.