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 clinical trials for every stage of the process.

Excellent course! A lot of material was covered over 3 days. I found all aspects interesting, especially the history and reform of clinical trials to modern times. I learned more about the CTA role than I already knew.

Cinzia Baldini, Admin Officer, UCLH


Online instructor-led course

3 weeks, 2 sessions per week for 3 hours each day
Training days:
Mondays and Tuesdays
Training time:
From 9:30 am

Mon 13th – 28th May 2024

Mon 09th – 24th Sept 2024

Mon 11th – 26th Nov 2024

Mon 17th Feb – 04th Mar 2025

Mon 12th – 27th May 2025

Mon 08th – 23rd Sept 2025

Face to face

3 full consecutive days, approx 8 hours each day
Citadines Hotel, 94-99 High Holborn London WC 1V 6LF

Tue 16th – 18th April 2024

Mon 08th – 10th July2024

Mon 21st – 23rd Oct 2024

Mon 13th – 15th Jan 2025

Mon 07th – 09th April 2025

Mon 07th – 09th July2025

Receive your industry recognised certification at the end of the course and your learners reference manual!

What prior knowledge is needed?

No prior knowledge is required to take the course.

Read our blog: Could A Clinical Trial Administrator (CTA) Be The Role For You?


If you are looking to enter the field of clinical research, this CPD-accredited 3-day course is for you. It will provide you with a comprehensive insight into an entry-level Clinical Trial Administrator (CTA) role.

This fundamental "how-to" and "why" course focuses on introducing you to the clinical processes as well as getting you interview-ready! You will learn about the clinical trial administrator's role and responsibilities in the context of the regulations and rules that govern clinical trials.

Your experienced tutor will guide you through case scenarios, simulation exercises and discuss a marketed product's life cycle. Alongside this, you will review and construct sample trial master files and study documents to reinforce the learning concepts and hit the ground running.

For information on the intermediate or advanced level CTA course, please send us an email at or book a consultation with us.

What will be covered in this course?

This module will look at:

  • What is a clinical trial
  • The four clinical trial stages
  • Exploring the necessity for clinical trials
  • Key personnel involved in clinical trials
  • The rules and regulations governing clinical trials (ICH-GCP)
  • The overall process for a clinical trial
  • The role of the CTA in the context of a clinical trial
  • Review clinical trial documents and the trial master file

You will also be guided through some real-life practical training that you will experience on the job.

  • Scenario-based training
  • Review the life cycle of a marketed drug
  • Group workshop
  • Review of clinical trial documentation and a trial master file
  • A day in the life of a Clinical Trial Administrator

Course definitely exceeded my expectations, worth every penny. Course tutor was very patient and attentive. Grasped a good understanding of the acronyms used in the industry as well as the TMF section.

Fifi Ayo, CTA Course

Who is the course designed for?

If you are new to clinical research or an administrator who has just started working in clinical trials (entry-level CTA), or if you've recently graduated from university and wish to pursue a career in clinical trials, this course is specifically designed for you.

This is a starter course that will equip you with insight into the clinical trial process and terminology and can show you how to enter the clinical trial industry.


Dr. Lia Hunter

With a BSc in Chemistry, PhD in Organic Chemistry and a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Institute of Biotechnology at Cambridge University, Dr Lia Hunter's career has spanned 30 years in clinical research. Founder and Director of both CGX Training and Clinnovate Ltd, Dr Hunter has worked for and with world-renowned pharmaceutical organisations, including Pfizer, Biogen, Takeda and AbbVie.

Donna-Marie Donalds

Donna-Marie Donalds’ career has spanned more than 20 years. Starting as a CRA for the Thrombosis Research Institute in 2001, she has since worked with the likes of Johnson & Johnson, Covance and Sanofi-Aventis. She is currently the Managing Director of QC Monitoring Solutions while freelancing as a clinical research consultant. Donna-Marie is also Head of Training and the innovative course creator at CGX Training.


We want to help you get the clinical trial training you need!
Spread the cost with 3 budget-friendly payments or receive a 10% discount when you pay all in one go! Receive 20% off of any communication skills course when you purchase a CTA, CRA or CPM course.
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Stepping into the clinical research industry can feel overwhelming. If you don't know where to start...START HERE!

Looking to begin a career as a clinical trial assistant/administrator and want that competitive edge? If you’re interviewing for your dream role or you've landed one and want to ensure you’re equipped with everything you need to confidently meet your challenges, this is the course for you.

The CTA course has been specifically designed with live mock scenarios to arm you with the on-the-job skills and knowledge required to successfully do the job.

You'll also be carefully guided through the job application process with insider tips, so you're ready to nail that interview and create a standout CV that gives you that competitive edge.