A clinical Research Associate (CRA) is primarily responsible for the managerial aspects of a number of clinical trials, at every stage of the process, at given sites.


This is fundamentally a “practical” and “hands on” workshop, that focuses on current practice to ensure the CRA delegate develops practical experience of the role. Participants will learn about the role and responsibilities of the clinical research associate in the context of the regulations and rules that govern clinical trials.

Practical sessions, demonstrating real life settings as well as case scenarios will be adopted. A look at the ‘Day in the Life of a CRA’ will provide further insight into the profession. Mock-up sample protocols, and study documents will be reviewed and practically used throughout the course to reinforce the learning concepts.

COURSE DURATION: 3 DAYS (face to face) / 4 weeks (online)

Next available dates:
Mon 8th February 2021 (online)
Mon 5th - Wed 7th April 2021 (face to face)

The face to face course is conducted over 3 full consecutive days, approx. 8 hours each day.
The online course is conducted over 4 weeks, at 3 hours per day twice a week.

CLASS location (face to face course)

Citadines Hotel
94-99 High Holborn London WC 1V 6LF

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This module will look at:

£ 1,500.00

A flexible instalment based payment option is available, please email to enquire.
If you have any questions on this course you may contact the tutor via email below.

Who is the course designed for?

If you are a clinical trial administrator who has just been promoted to a CRA level I or have limited experience as a CRA, this modular training is specifically designed for you.
You may be a research nurse or a former data manager who has landed their first role as a CRA.

This is a good starter course that will equip you with the skills to conduct clinical trial initiation and/or monitoring and basic site management at the investigational site.

"Excellent course. Better than expected. Discussions and workshops insightful. Course content quite intense, but simplified by excellent instructors. I gained invaluable knowledge of the role of a CRA."

Kolawole Durojaiye
CRA Course Student, Manchester


What prior knowledge is needed?

Most CRA positions require as a minimum a BSc in biological/life sciences, pharmacy, chemistry or related medical field or a nursing qualification. However, in some cases, CRAs have entered the profession with a non-graduate degree, and on a few occasions have no degree, but have relevant subject matter expertise. The main proviso is possessing the skills for the job.

how will i benefit from taking this course?

By the end of this course you will:



Dr. Lia Hunter


Donnamarie Donals