Welcome to Human Factors Centre Training

Human Factors Training & Events

We host both Public and Private Human Factors for Medical Devices Training Courses.

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Human Factors Centre Training has been operating since January 2017 hosting both Public and Private Human Factors for Medical Devices Training Courses.

In 2020, our own Training and Conference Centre in Bristol opened. Our interactive training calendar lists all of our 2020 public training courses as well as our annual HF for Medical Devices Conference.

Explore Our Courses

We have 3 public courses to select from. We also offer customised training programmes for groups of 4 or more delegates. Finally, if you are a practicing moderator and wish to become certified, we offer an advanced HF Moderator course with certification.

usability engineering file

Course Overview:

The 1-day Human Factors and Usability Engineering File training aims to equip delegates with an in-depth understanding of all the activities and documentation required for a Human Factors and Usability Engineering File in-line with the expectations from IEC62366-1/2 and the FDA.

This includes how to write a Use Specification, User Interface Evaluation Plan, Use Risk Analysis (Overview), User Interface Specification, Formative Evaluation (Overview), Summative Evaluation (Overview) and HFE/UE Summary Report.

Interested? Email info@humanfactorscentre.co.uk for more information and the agenda for the day.

This course is recommended for anyone involved with the research, design and development of a Medical Device or Combination Product.

The course costs £395+VAT per person.

formative and summative studies

Course Overview:

This 1-day course will teach you all there is to know about how to Plan, Prepare, Execute and Report Formative and Summative Evaluations and the key differences between both approaches for the European and US markets.

This includes how to recruit, write Formative and Summative Evaluation Protocols and Discussion Guides (looking very closely at how to structure non-biased questions, use scenarios and root-cause probes), how to Moderate (Overview), Observe and Note-take, how to maximise data capture and analyse data sets and how to write robust Formative and Summative Evaluation Reports.

Interested? Email info@humanfactorscentre.co.uk for more information and the agenda for the day.

This course is recommended for anyone involved with the research, design and development of a Medical Device or Combination Product.

The course costs £395+VAT per person.

moderator training

Course Overview:

The 1-day Moderator training aims to equip Human Factors Moderators with a toolkit of Moderation techniques for conducting Front-End usability research, Formative evaluations and Summative Evaluations.

​This course covers Moderation Techniques for each type of study, Moderation Best Practice and Moderation Troubleshooting skills for handling difficult moderation scenarios.  This course also assesses each delegates moderation style and provides them with real-time feedback on their moderation approach. The course is then designed to provide mentoring and coaching to new and experienced Moderators to further develop their moderation skill set.

Interested? Email info@humanfactorscentre.co.uk for more information and the agenda for the day.

The course costs £395+VAT per person.

advanced moderator training

Course Overview:

Once you complete the 1-day Moderator training, delegates can take part in a further 1-day intensive moderator course where they will receive one-to-one mentoring and assessment of their moderation approach. Here participants are brought in and moderators are expected to conduct one Formative and one Summative Evaluation. They are provided with a full in-depth play-by-play analysis on their technique for reflection and self-improvement purposes.

On successful completion of the Advanced Training, delegates will be awarded an ITOL (Institute of Training and Occupation Learning) Certificate of Moderation to become a certified Human Factors Moderator.

Our Advanced Human Factors Moderator Training is available on request and dates are flexible.

Interested? Email info@humanfactorscentre.co.uk for more information and the agenda for the day.

The course costs £595+VAT per person.

human factors custom training courses

What is a custom training course?

A custom training programme is a training course that is specially tailored to suit your individual company’s Human Factors training needs.

Clients can choose to base their custom course on one of our platform courses with case studies and examples tailored to their industry sector or alternatively we can develop a training course following a day’s review of a client’s internal processes for Human Factors to assist with any gaps in knowledge.

All of our customised training programmes are developed with you and as part of that process, we actively engage delegates and key company stakeholders to ensure that as we develop the course, everyone in attendance will get their questions answered. 

Our customised training programmes are typically 1-3 days duration and conducted on-site at your facility. If you are interested in hearing more about a customised training programme, please send your enquiry to info@humanfactorscentre.co.uk 

Please note: Custom training programmes typically cost less than attending one of our standardised off-site courses as we do not have to pass on any costs for facility hire or catering. 

Our Training Centre

Our training centre can accommodate training courses for up to 12 delegates. Our annual conference is purposefully kept intimate to allow for interactivity between individuals and can accommodate up to 24 delegates. Lunch is provided for all of our delegates and teas and coffees are available throughout the day.

Our facility is just 5 minutes by car or a 20 minute walk from Bristol Temple Meads station and is served by a number of buses running to and from the centre of Bristol, Temple Meads station and Bath. 

Bristol Airport is only 20 minutes by car and our city centre location means that you are spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation. 

We have parking on-site (to be arranged prior to arrival) and ample space for bicycles with shower facilities. 

Our users are our priority and we have fully step free access to our facility.

 Car Parking

Parking on-site (to be arranged prior to arrival) and ample space for bicycles with shower facilities.

 Public Transport

20 minutes’ walk from Bristol Temple Meads station and is served by a number of buses running to and from the centre of Bristol, Temple Meads station and Bath.

 Airport

Bristol Airport is only 20 minutes by when travelling by car and our city centre location means that you are spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation.