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About NatCen Learning

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To find out about the courses on offer and book your place, please visit the NatCen Learning website.

We’re committed to research excellence

NatCen Learning is the leading provider of high-quality research courses, seminars and workshops. We deliver practical insights to the wider research and policy community and it’s our mission to boost the quality of social research in the UK.

Our training helps those new to research, as well as established researchers

Our trainers deliver an annual programme of workshops covering key research skills and techniques. We’ve a range of courses that are tailored to every level of experience, whether you are an experienced researcher wanting to develop your existing skills, or you are completely new to research.

We also design bespoke workshops and tailored training, working closely with clients to develop the best development opportunities for them and their teams. If you are interested in arranging bespoke, tailored training for your team then please contact us to discuss your requirements: 020 7549 8577.

Our clients include universities, government departments, the public and voluntary sectors both in the UK and abroad.

“Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.” Aristotle

We’re able to offer clients the best of both worlds, as we draw our trainers from our specialist research teams. This means we’re able to share our experiences of applying theories and methodologies to real life research projects, and all of our trainers are up to date with the latest developments in research.

We’re committed to sharing best practice and partner with other research leaders to provide excellent training and capacity building opportunities.

Recent projects include setting up a network of international researchers, from different disciplines and research sectors, to share their experiences of using social media in their research. This project was initially funded by the National Centre of Research Methods.

The network involves a series of face-to-face and online activities and is helping to develop this field of methodology.

We’re also running a Making Research Real programme for university lecturers, funded by the ESRC. This is a peer-led learning network which helps quantitative methods lecturers improve their teaching to really engage their students.