Who we are
The WISDOM Centre is an online educational enterprise that has been delivering education and training since 1997. We provide high quality online courses, tailored to the needs of social researchers.
WISDOM is directed by Professor Nick Fox, professor of sociology at University of Huddersfield and honorary professor at the University of Sheffield. Until 2009, Nick Fox was a director of teaching and learning in the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR).
What we do
Since around 2001, we have worked with the NHS to provide online training direct to individuals for a fraction of the cost of comparable face-to-face courses. More than 1500 NHS staff have completed the courses, while we have also had students from many countries around the world, including South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the UAE.
We offer two courses currently. On this site you can access the Clinical Governance and Risk Management course. Our sister web site Social Research Wisdom offers educational courses for social researchers. The flagship course is the Introduction to Social Research Methods. We will be adding further courses in research design, data collection and data analysis in due course.
Apply for a Course
The registration fee for each of our online courses is 250 GB pounds. You may apply at any time.