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Clinical Trial Administrator (CTA) Beginners Online Course

An Online Interactive course CPD accredited Clinical Trial Training

CGX Training


£1,700 inc VAT
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Online + live classes
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Reading material - slides
3 weeks · Part-time
No formal qualification
15 CPD hours / points
  • Certificate of completion - Free
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Clinical Trial Administrator (CTA) is a trained professional who helps to facilitate a clinical trial. As a CTA you will primarily manage the administrative aspects of a number of clinical trials for every stage of the process. This is often seen as the gateway role to becoming a Clinical Research Associate (CRA).


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Digital certificate - Included


15 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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Are you new to or interested in entering the Clinical Trials industry? Are you a graduate wishing to pursue a career in Clinical trials? If so, this Clinical Trial Administrator course provided by CGX Training can equip you with the skills and knowledge you will need in order to make that first step.

A CPD accredited 3-week, part-time intensive course which provides those looking to enter the field of Clinical Research with a comprehensive and valuable insight into the entry-level role of a Clinical Trial Administrator (CTA).

This online interactive course offers hands-on training of the duties of a CTA and their involvement in every stage of the clinical trial process. Delivered by experienced industry professionals and experts, the CTA course includes applicable and relevant information regarding the day to day responsibilities and interactions a CTA has.


  • What is a clinical trial
  • The four clinical trial stages
  • Exploring the necessity for clinical trials
  • The key personnel involved in clinical trials safeguarding subjects participation
  • The rules and regulations governing clinical trials (ICH-GCP)
  • The overall process for a clinical trial
  • The role of the clinical trial administrator in the context of a clinical trial
  • Review the documents required for a clinical trial and the master file i.e. TMF


It is often said that the best way into clinical research at a higher level is via a Clinical Trial Administrator (CTA) role. There is truth to this, the CTA will give you a firm grounding in the world of clinical trials and better prepare you for more responsible roles later on in your career. Often companies will not even consider you for roles such as Clinical Research Associate (CRA) until you have spent some time at the CTA level. Our advice would be the CTA is the preferred entry level route into clinical trials.

Who is this course for?

If you are new to clinical research or an administrator who has just started working in clinical trials (entry level CTAs) this module is specifically designed for you. Alternatively, you may be a graduate whose has just left university wishing to pursue a career in clinical trials. This is a good starter course that will equip you with the insight into the clinical trial process, terminology and can show you how to enter the clinical trial industry.

will I benefit from taking this course?

By the end of this course you will:

  • Understand why trials are necessary
  • Understand the stages and phases involved in clinical trial development
  • Understand the life cycle of a clinical trial.
  • Understand why clinical trials are needed
  • Understand who regulates clinical trials and what are the rules, regulations (GCP)
  • Understand who the key professions involved in clinical research are.
  • Understand where the CTA role and responsibilities fit in
  • Understand some key terminology and acronyms
  • Identify the key safeguards required to ensure patient safety and well being
  • Be able to identify the key safeguards required to ensure data quality standards are met
  • Understand what is a Trial Master file and the key documentation that make up the file.


Minimum entry requirements: 5 GCSE passes one in a science subject.

Career path

CTA Clinical - Clinical Trial Administrator

CRA Clinical - Clinical Research Associate

CPM Clinical - Clinical Project Manager

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