STEP - North West Only
Systemwide Training and Employment Passport
The North West Lead Employer Training and Employment Passport (STEP) is an online passport that allows the transfer of mandatory training and employment information between the organisations to support the greater mobility of the healthcare workforce, and to reduce the duplication of employment checks and training. It has been developed in collaboration with Health Education England and St. Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
The Passport system was launched in June 2019, initially with just the training module containing information on core NHS statutory and mandatory training, as per the Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF). Currently, 32 Acute/ Mental Health Trusts and 50 GP Practices in the North West use STEP to verify training records and streamline their induction process. Only verified users at the Host Organisations are able to access the system and view a colleague's information.
Benefits of STEP
Please visit the dropdown options to find out more about the key benefits of STEP;
- Ease of Access
STEP is an employment passport system that stores your training records in one place. Following your completion of mandatory training via your Lead Employer ESR self-service or e-LfH, the information is updated to the passport system. This then allows your Host Organisation and future placement (within 12 weeks of rotating) access to these records.
It is particularly relevant to those who move between health care organisations such as colleagues-in-training from all disciplines, nursing students and allied health professional students as it provides assurance that training and employment checks have been completed. This is vital when employees are undertaking a variety of roles and placements as they progress in their careers.
If training has been completed at other trusts outside of the North West that is compliant with the core mandatory training requested, proof of completion can be sent to us and the relevant team will upload this onto STEP to prevent repetition of modules.
Organisations are able to review your individual training in order to minimise the duplication of effort from undertaking unnecessary training. This gives you more clinical time, allowing you to focus on patient care.
It can also minimise the time spent on employment checks, when transferring placements, jobs, secondments etc. which will also save you time and any additional stress.
The passport has improved user functionality, including the ability to create a Certificate of Training and Achievement, which can be used to evidence any training undertaken. You can also record additional training directly to your profile, allowing you to keep all of your training records in one place.
How do I sign up to STEP?
- Firstly you need to visit the STEP site (please bookmark this page as a favourite)
- Click on the link to go to the STEP login page
- Select register in the right hand corner of the log in screen to register
- Click on register here under Learner Account
- Enter your email address and registration number (GMC)
- Click email link
- You will then receive an email confirming your account is created. You must click on the link in your email within two hours of registering
- On the Confirmation screen you must set a password to complete your registration
- Now you can use your details to log into STEP