Training and Development

WHC provides a wide range of training and development initiatives, delivered through our training subsidiary, Academic Advance. Training can be provided at selected venues in Johannesburg, Durban or Cape Town and is can also be made available offsite on request.

We specialise in delivering training in the field of clinical research but also provide HR management courses along with soft-skills development and critical skills. Academic Advance is a well-established training division with a diverse team of facilitators who have relevant professional qualifications and career experience.

We offer the following training courses:


Clinical Research Courses

  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP) (Basic + Refresher courses)
  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP) for Support Staff (Basic + Refresher courses)
  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP) for Independent Researchers and Post Graduate Students (Basic course)
  • ABC of Quality Control
  • Clinical Research Modules (Informed Consent, Reading a Protocol, Essential Documents)
  • Study Coordinator Course

Human Resources Management Courses

  • Effective Performance Management
  • Managers Guide to Labour Law
  • HR Policy and Regulatory Compliance

Critical Skills Courses

  • Business Etiquette
  • Business Writing
  • Communication Skills
  • Conflict Management
  • Customer Service
  • Effective Workplace Relationships
  • Emotional Intelligence (for Individuals + Teams)
  • Problem Solving
  • Presentation Skills
  • Self-Management
  • Time Management

Please visit the Academic Advance website to find out more about our training or to book a course. You can also contact us for further information about our training services.