Hourly Rate Calculator

Course Outline for Hourly Rate Calculator Costings Training

Course overview

The session is part two of Health Education England’s training on the NHS KLS Costing Framework. 

During the session participants will explore the hourly rate calculator and how it fits within the wider costing framework.

Intended audience

It is open to all NHS KLS staff but recommended for Knowledge and Library managers and budget holders.


Prior to attendance delegates are requested to have reviewed the Introduction to Costing podcast.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the session participants will:

  • Understand the licencing associated with the NHS LKS Costing Framework.
  • Be able to differentiate between non-productive, direct, and indirect service activity in relation to staff time.
  • Understand the principles of sampling in relation to the costing process.
  • Be able to use the Hourly Rate Calculator Tool to identify staff costs within their service.

PKSB areas covered

2.3 Decision support

2.8 Data literacy

4.3 Copyright, intellectual property and licensing

12.3 Operational planning

12.8 Financial management

Ethics and Values

Organisational and environmental context

Course facilitators

Richard Bridgen is Knowledge and Library Services Development Manager [Resource Discovery] for Health Education England https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-bridgen-30939378/.

Dominic Gilroy is Deputy Head of Knowledge and Library Services [North West, North East and Yorkshire] for Health Education England https://www.linkedin.com/in/dominic-gilroy-35782216/.

Both facilitators have experience of using the costing tools as service managers of NHS Knowledge and Library Services.

Page last reviewed: 16 November 2021
Next review due: 30 November 2022