Last October, NIHR CLAHRC NWL launched an independent eLearning resource called QI4U as part of an effort to build capacity in a systematic approach to quality improvement for frontline NHS staff and service users.

Read the Introductory Blog CLAHRC NWL develops an independent eLearning resource called QI4U.

This blog is a short guide for joining and using QI4U.

Registering for QI4U

To join QI4U visit

You will find a screen that looks like this, please register by entering your email in the bottom box. You will then be asked to choose a password.


After you have registered the first time, when you visit the site again you will be asked to enter your email and password.

Starting a module

Once you have registered you will be able to access the modules and see your progress.


You will see a number of coloured boxes, these are the learning modules. Click on a module to start it. You will then be taken through a series of screens. You can read them at your own pace, revisit pages if you wish. There will also be some interactive exercises to help you learn about each topic.

Each module begins with a test to see how much you know about that topic before learning and also ends with a test so you can compare your knowledge before and after.

Once you’ve start on a module, a little bookmark appears in the right hand corner.

Each module will present you with a number of screens to work through. The menu on the left hand side allows you to navigate through the screens. There is also a ‘next’ and ‘previous’ button a the bottom of the screen when you are in the middle of the module. Plus, if you want to come back to the main screen there is the ‘exit’ button on the top right hand side.

Tracked Progress


As you progress through the modules, the system keeps track of what you’ve completed thus far, so you can see what you need to finish or do next.



You also have a chance to capture your thoughts as you study using the Reflective Diary.


You can write in this throughout each module, make notes on how the topic might apply to your project or your work.

You can print this diary if you wish to use the information captured.


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