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Training Overview

Addressing the Skills Gap in Cell & Gene Therapies

There is a shortage of skilled people at all levels in the advanced therapies field. Upskilling those working in the advanced therapies and bioprocessing sector, as well as attracting new talent, is a key focus for the Innovation Hubs. Providing training opportunities is vital to achieve the network’s ambition to increase the number of novel gene therapies bridging the gap between early research, Phase I trials, and beyond.

On 30th June 2023, the Innovation Hubs published a report providing our perspective on the skills gap in the UK cell and gene therapy sector. The report shares the findings from a consultation with stakeholders, who provided their expert insight and recommendations as to how the Hubs could expand our training programmes to address the areas of greatest need.

The report also details the range of training programmes on offer from the Innovation Hubs. Keep checking this page regularly for details of new courses as they become available.

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About our training programmes

As GMP-accredited sites based in academic and healthcare centres of excellence, the Innovation Hubs for Gene Therapies are in a unique position to offer a wide range of training opportunities to support the UK sector and ensure that it remains at the forefront of delivering revolutionary gene therapies to patients. The Hubs will offer apprenticeships, short courses and Master’s programmes in gene therapies and viral vector manufacture and bioprocessing, along with distance and self-paced learning opportunities.

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Watch the webinar below to find out more about our training courses.

UKAT hosted this webinar on 13th July 2023 in partnership with the Medical Research Council and LifeArc, to launch the Innovation Hubs for Gene Therapies Skills Strategy. It provided an opportunity for the community to be introduced to the key training activities the Innovation Hubs will deliver to address the sector skills gap.