Training and Development Events

Our core training programme focusses on equipping members with the skills they need to successfully use HERA and FEDRA within their organisations.

We also offer additional training and special events to influence thinking and develop ways of introducing improvements to people management practice and aimed at encouraging the sharing of ideas and thinking between ECC members.

All of our training sessions can be delivered in-house to meet your specific needs. If you’d like to discuss your requirements get in touch with your ECC consultant
As an ECC member you can book two free places on any of our nationally advertised events (subject to availability).

Core Training – Introduction to Role Analysis

ECC and HERA/FEDRA Principles

Stage One - ‘Aware’ - We recognise that some people need to understand HERA or FEDRA as part of their job but won’t be responsible for scoring roles. So, we’ve created a shorter module focussing on the background and principles of the HERA and FEDRA schemes. This new module is 2.5 hours long.

Look for Stage One – ‘Aware’ in our training schedule below.

Role Analyst Training

Stage Two - ‘Analyst’ - We’ve redesigned our role analysis training into shorter modules to make it easier for learners to absorb the information and participate in exercises in a virtual setting.

All potential Role Analysts should first complete the Stage One – ‘Aware’ training so that they fully understand the principles of the HERA and FEDRA schemes.
They will then move on to Stage Two – ‘Analyst’ (Module 2a) and Stage Two – ‘Analyst’ (Module 2b). These two modules, 2.5 hours long each, equip learners with detailed information about the scoring methodology as well as giving opportunity to practice using the tools. Once completed, the learner will become an Approved Role Analyst.
Look for Stage Two – ‘Analysis’ (Modules 2a and 2b) in our training schedule below.

All three modules should be completed within a 3-month period.

Opportunities for Practice for Role Analysts

We’ve also added a new optional session - Stage Two – ‘Analyst’ (Module 2c) - focussed on practice. Each session is hosted by a skilled ECC Trainer and examines one role outline or job description, with an opportunity to delve into the scoring methodology and ask further questions.

The Module 2c session timing is flexible, so you can book onto this session any time after completing Modules 2a and 2b if you would like more support or practice.

Look for Stage Two – ‘Analysis’ (Modules 2c) in our training schedule below.

Training for Systems Administrators

Stage Three - ‘Administer’ is a session aimed at individuals who will or have become ECC Online Administrators within their organisation. The session focuses on navigation of the administration functions and gives time for questions and answers.

To book on this session, you must first have previously Stage One and Stage Two (or the former Introduction to Role Analysis training).

Look for Stage Three – ‘Administrator’ in our training schedule below.


Core Training Schedule

These events will be held virtually.

Stage One – ‘Aware’
Wednesday 20 September  10:00 - 12:30 - FULLY BOOKED
Thursday 5 October           10:00 - 12:30
Tuesday 21 November       10:00 - 12:30
Tuesday 12 December       10:00 - 12:30
Thursday 18 January         10:00 - 12:30

Stage Two - ‘Analyst’ (Module 2a)
Tuesday 26 September    10:00 - 12:30 - FULLY BOOKED 
Tuesday 10 October         10:00 - 12:30- FULLY BOOKED 
Wednesday 29 November 10:00 - 12:30
Wednesday 13 December 10:00 - 12:30
Tuesday 23 January         10:00 - 12:30

Stage Two – ‘Analyst’ (Module 2b)
Wednesday 27 September 10:00 - 12:30- FULLY BOOKED
Wednesday 11 October     10:00 - 12:30- FULLY BOOKED 
Thursday 30 November     10:00 - 12:30
Thursday 14 December     10:00 - 12:30
Tuesday 19 December       10:00 - 12:30
Wednesday 24 January     10:00 - 12:30

Stage Two – ‘Analyst’ (Module 2c) - RA Practise Group (Optional)
Wednesday 11 October     13:00 - 14:30- FULLY BOOKED
Thursday 9 November       13:00 - 14:30
Wednesday 13 December  13:00 - 14:30
Wednesday 10 January     13:00 - 14:30

Stage 3 "Administrator"
Tuesday 14 November      10:00 - 11:30


Additional Training

During the 2023/4 academic year, we will be running the following sessions for our members. Further topics may also be released to support the needs of our members.

Writing job descriptions

This session is aimed at HR professionals to provide you with the tools to advise managers on how to write effective job descriptions.

We’ll look at how to create job descriptions which will provide you with the information you need to carry out a HERA evaluation but will also be effective for the recruitment process, inducting staff, performance management and the appraisal process.

We’ll also provide guidance on how to write inclusive job descriptions so that you’re appealing to the widest possible audience.

Dates for the 2023/4 to be confirmed.


An introduction to labour market data and market supplements 


Presented in partnership with Incomes Data Research you'll be provided with a practical grounding in the basics of labour market data and how to interpret and use the labour market reports you can access via your ECC membership.


We'll also take a look at best practice in the use of recruitment and retention market supplements.

The intended audience is those with little or no previous knowledge of labour market data.


ECC Members can send up to two delegates to each event free of charge.


Wednesday, 17 January 2024, 10:00 - 11:00

Wednesday, 19 June 2024, 10:00 - 11:00


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