Training and support

Welcome to the CLS training and support page. This page features recordings from past CLS training events, often with accompanying slides. Please use the menu below to navigate. If you’re looking for recordings of our COVID-19 survey training, please head to our separate COVID-19 training page. There are also many more training videos to explore on our CLS YouTube Channel.

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Training videos on this page

 

 
Section / Title Year
1) Getting started
Getting started: An introduction to four British cohort studies 2021
2) The cohorts in focus
1958 National Child Development Study and 1970 British Cohort Study 2018
Introduction to the 1970 British Cohort Study 2022
Introduction to Next Steps: a longitudinal study in England 2022
Introduction to the Millennium Cohort Study 2022
3) Enhanced data in focus
An introduction to linked health administrative data in four cohort studies 2021
Millennium Cohort Study linked education administrative datasets 2020
Millennium Cohort Study: Time use diaries and accelerometry data 2018

 

Getting started

This video gives an overview of how to access and get started using the data in our four British cohort studies. It’s suitable for Masters or PhD students interested in using the cohorts for a dissertation or thesis as well as researchers in academia or the third sector new to the studies.

Getting started: An introduction to four British cohort studies

(2021, 134 mins)

This webinar gives first-time users an insight into four internationally-renowned cohort studies run by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS).
Resources (all PDF slides opens in a new window):

Part 1 – Introduction
Part 2 – Content by ‘subject area’
Part 3 – Overview of the type of analysis
Part 4 – Getting started with the data

Watch the webinar on the CLS YouTube page

The cohorts in focus

The videos in this collection give first-time users and researchers less familiar with our cohort studies a comprehensive overview of their content and design. They also take a look at some of the types of research that can be conducted using the studies, including linked administrative data opportunities.

1958 National Child Development Study and 1970 British Cohort Study

(2018, 73 minutes)

This webinar introduced the 1958 National Child Development Study (NCDS) and the 1970 British Birth Cohort Study (BCS70) to both first-time and more experienced users. It focused particularly on the wellbeing measures available in each study.

Resources: Slides (PDF format, opens in a new window).

Full slide deck

Watch the webinar on the CLS YouTube page

Introduction to the 1970 British Cohort Study

(2022, 72 minutes)

This short webinar gives first-time users and researchers less familiar with the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) an insight into this invaluable longitudinal cohort dataset.

Resources: Slides (PDF format, opens in a new window).

Full slide deck

Watch the webinar on the CLS YouTube page

Introduction to Next Steps: a longitudinal study in England

(2022, 60 minutes)

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This training webinar gives first-time users and researchers less familiar with Next Steps an insight into this unique cohort of ‘millennials’ in England. It includes an introduction to the study aims, content and design as well as a helpful look at some of the types of research that can be conducted using the study

Resources (all PDF slides opens in a new window):

Full slide deck

Watch the webinar on the CLS YouTube page

Introduction to the Millennium Cohort Study

(2022, 87 minutes)

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This webinar gives first-time users and researchers less familiar with the Millennium Cohort Study an insight into this unique longitudinal cohort dataset born at the turn of the century.

Resources (all PDF slides opens in a new window):

Full slide deck

Watch the webinar on the CLS YouTube page

Enhanced data in focus

These videos look in detail at some of the enhanced data we’ve collected as well as the data we’ve  linked to our studies, including administrative health and education data.

An introduction to linked health administrative data in four cohort studies

(2021, 59 minutes)

Several administrative health records have recently been linked to the CLS cohort studies survey data, opening up new possibilities for health researchers. These datasets are available from the UK Data Service Secure Lab. In this webinar, researchers found out what’s included in the linked datasets and how to access them.

Resources (all PDF slides opens in a new window):

Full slide deck

Watch the webinar on the CLS YouTube page

Millennium Cohort Study linked education administrative datasets

(2020, 10 minutes)

This webinar introduces data users to the MCS linked education administrative datasets. Cohort members education records up to the age of 16 have been linked to their survey data by the Department for Education. Data sets are available from the UK Data Service Secure Lab under study number 8481.

Full slide deck

Watch the webinar on the CLS YouTube page

Millennium Cohort Study: Time use diaries and accelerometry data

(2018, 44 minutes)

This webinar gives data users an overview of the time use diaries and accelerometry data collected during the Millennium Cohort Study Age 14 Sweep.

Resources (all PDF slides opens in a new window):

Full slide deck

Watch the webinar on the CLS YouTube page

Contact us

Centre for Longitudinal Studies
UCL Social Research Institute

20 Bedford Way
London WC1H 0AL

Email: clsfeedback@ucl.ac.uk