GP New Trainers' Courses

Please note that this course is only open to GPs practising in the East Midlands region.

In order to become a GP Trainer (Educational Supervisor of GP Specialty Trainees) the following are required:

  1. An initial discussion with Bevis Heap (bevis.heap@hee.nhs.uk).
  2. Evidence of commitment to become a GP Trainer and consequently provide a placement for a GP Specialty Trainee. That evidence should include:
    1. A description of the CPD activities that you have or plan to undertake to become a trainer
    2. Evidence of contact with and support from you local GP Training Programme Director
    3. Evidence of attendance or plan to attend you local trainers group meetings
    4. An indication that you hold MRCGP or FRCGP
    5. Evidence that you have a minimum CCT experience (at the time of completing the course) of:
      1. Three years in a non training practice or two years in a training practice 
      2. and have been in your current practice for six months
    6. Evidence of full support of key personnel in your practice
  3. Attendance at all 6 days of the New Trainers Course/Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education (PGCCE) (at masters level).  If you already have a PGCME, PGCCE or equivalent then you must attend the course but will not need to do the assignments and will not be enrolled as a student at  Nottingham Trent University but you need to attend all of both Modules.  Satisfactory completion of the PGCCE
  4. Undertake a personal and practice self assessment against the approval criteria.
  5. Have an informal visit with a local GP Training Programme Director to assess your and the practice's readiness for a formal visit
  6. Have a formal visit in order to be approved

The Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education

As part of our philosophy we believe that all new educators or trainers should receive academic recognition of the work required to achieve this status. The Nottingham Trent University Postgraduate Certificate inClinical Education represents an opportunity for the LETB to recognise the professional development of their educators..

Upon satisfactory completion of the six taught days of the Postgraduate Certificate you will become eligible to proceed on to a Trainer approval visit and become an ES, provisional for a year or until you have been confirmed as passing the Module Two Assignments, and also to move on to further study at Masters Level if you so desire.

Details about the course itself:

 

Confirmed Dates 2019-20

Cohort A 

Module 1 September 16-18 (inc)

Module 2 January 6-8 (inc)

Cohort B IMPORTANT UPDATE. 9/8/19  For this Cohort only the taught days will be in  Lincolnshire not at NTU. exact venue tbc.

Module 1 January 15-17 (inc)

Module 2 April 15-17 (inc)

Provisional Dates for 2020-21

Cohort A

Module 1 September  14-16 (inc)

Module 2 January 11-13 (inc)

Cohort B

Module 1 January 20-22 (inc)

Module 2 April 21-23 (inc)

Cost

If you wish to undertake the course and certificate the total cost is approximately £1500, of which over 60% is subsidised by the LETB. Therefore, you only need to contribute £500 (including VAT) towards this cost. 

Applying

Whether you are applying for the course and the Certificate, or just the Course because you already have a Certificate that it has been agreed would count,  please see the attached student registration forms (Part A & B) for the above course that you will need to complete. 

For those who do not need the Certificate we will not send details to NTU and you will not be enrolled as a student.

Please complete both forms, Part A and Part B and submit them to Anthony Elliott (By 6th August for Cohort A, 11th November for Cohort B).  Late applications cannot be accepted as we have to carry out some Clincal Goverance checks and give Nottingham Trent University time to enter you on their system before the course begins.

The forms are in a fillable PDF format so you can either print both forms, complete, sign and post them back to; Anthony Elliott, HEE, Westbridge Place,1 Westbridge Close, Leicester. LE3 5DR or you can save the forms on your desktop, complete, sign and save with your name, then email them back to Anthony.Elliott@hee.nhs.uk

We will then forward the Part B form to the University if you are doing the Certificate.  The other form stays with HEE.

PART B GUIDANCE.

Complete sections 1-6 ensuring we have the correct date of birth and contact details for you.  The other sections are important but the University are unable to create your student record if sections 1 & 2 are incomplete for any reason.

Section 7 of the form – Please complete the dropdown section relating to the residential category – you only need to complete this part of section 7 as you don’t require a visa and therefore the University does not require your passport number.  We definitely don’t need a copy of your passport.

Please complete Section 9 by reading the declaration at the bottom and filling in your signature.

Complete the data sharing section of the form by completing your student name, sponsor name, HEE East Midlands contact details are those for Anthony Elliott, and filling in your signature and date it.

If there are any queries please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Sample Timetable

Sample Certificate in Clinical Education Timetables

 

Module 1 Day 1

09:00 – 09:30

Coffee and Registration

(Students who already have a PG Cert do not need to attend this session)

 

09:30 – 10:30

Welcome and Introduction to the PG Cert Medical Education Programme

(Students who already have a PG Cert do not need to attend this session)

 

10:30 – 11:00

Presentation: Writing at Masters Level

(Students who already have a PG Cert do not need to attend this session)

 

11:00-11:15

COFFEE

11:15-12:00

Presentation: Introduction to NOW

(Students who already have a PG Cert do not need to attend this session)

 

Parallel Sessions:

12:00-13:00

(PG Cert students only)

 

Presentation: Making the Most of the NTU Library

Welcome – Non-PG Cert Attendees

13:00-13:45

LUNCH

13:45 – 14:10

Presentation: Educational Theory 1

14:10-15:15

Small Groups:  – Introductions and basics

 

15:15 – 15:30

TEA / COFFEE

15:30- 16:30

 

Small Groups:  – Giving and receiving feedback (including debriefing)

 

16:30

 

Close

 

 

 

 

 

Module 1 Day 2

08:30 – 09:00

COFFEE

09:00 – 09:15

Presentation: Reflections on Day 1

09:15 – 09:30

Presentation: Educational Theory 2

 

09:30 – 10:30

Small Groups: introduction to e-portfolio from an Educator perspective

10:30 – 10:45

COFFEE

10:45 – 11:00

Presentation: Assessment, formative and summative

11:00 – 12:00

Small Groups: – Practise COT

 

12:00 – 12:15

Presentation: The Learning Environment

 

12:15 – 13:00

LUNCH

13:00-13:15

Welcome from the Primary Care Dean

13:15 – 14:45

Small Groups: what does a good learning environment look like? Introduction to training criteria

14:45 – 15:00

TEA

15:00 – 16:00

Small Groups: practise CBD; looking at other assessment tools

 

16:00

Plenary and Close

 

 

 

 

Module 1 Day 3

08:30 – 09:00

COFFEE

09:00 – 09:15

Presentation: Reflections on Day 2

09:15 – 09:30

Presentation: Management of Teaching

09:30 – 10:30

Small Groups:  Teaching in practice.  One to one, small groups, larger groups

10:30 – 10:45

COFFEE

10:45 – 11:00

Presentation: Introduction to Educational Issues

11:00 – 11:15

Presentation: How to Stretch More Able Trainees

11:15 – 12:30

Small Groups: – working with diverse learners

12:30 – 13:15

LUNCH

13:15 – 13:30

Presentation:  Video in consultations

13:30-14:45

Small Groups: - Using video in teaching

14:45 – 15:00

COFFEE

15:00 – 15:30

mop up session, practice/discuss those issues which need more development within your group

15:30 – 16:00

Plenary –to include briefing for NOW task and Student Presentations in Module 2

 

16:00

Close

 

 

 

Module 2 Day 1

09:00 – 09:15

Introduction – Looking Back and Moving On

09:15 – 9:45

Assignments for Module 2

9:45 – 10:30

Reforming and Reflecting

10:30 – 10:45

TEA / COFFEE

10:45 – 11:00

Presentation: Putting Teaching and Learning Theory into Practice

 

 

11:00 – 12:30

Small Groups:  applying theory, how well does it fit with real life?

12:30 – 13:15

LUNCH – Breakout Area

13:15 – 13:30

 

 

Presentation:  Educational Planning

13:30-14:45

Small Groups:  Role play for educational planning

 

14:45-15:00

TEA / COFFEE

15:00 – 16:00

Small Groups: Assessment ToolsCBD on homework, mini-CEX/COT on video (also discuss other assessments e.g. MSF, PSQ)

 

16:00-16:15

 

Plenary and CLOSE

 

 

 

Module 2 Day 2

 

09:00 – 09:05

Introduction

 

09:05 – 09:20

Presentation: Teaching Consultation Skills Using Models (to include SPIKE/COT/CSA)

 

09:20 – 09:45

Presentation: The Role of the Programme Manager

 

09:45-10:50

Practical Session on:

  • Teaching Consultation Skills

Use of own video, role play, simulation (Use Neighbour and Pendleton)

 

10:50-11:05

Presentation: Assessment, WPBA

 

11:05-11:20

TEA/COFFEE

 

11:20 – 11:35

Update from Primary Care Dean

 

11:35 – 11:50

Presentation:  Teaching for specific situations eg Telephone triage, OOH, learning difficulties, children, translation, multiple people

 

11:50 – 12:45

Small Groups:

Discuss specific situations and do a practise Audio COT

 

 

12:45 – 13:45

LUNCH

 

13:45 – 14:00

Presentation: ARCP

 

14:00 – 15:30

Student Presentations 1 (assessed)

10 minutes presentations on a subject of the student’s choice

 

15:30- 15:45

TEA

 

16:00 – 16:30

Presentation: How to Recognise Strugglers

 

 

 

 

Module 2 Day 3

09:00 – 09:05

Introduction

09:20 – 10:50

Student Presentations 2 (assessed)

10 minutes presentations on a subject of the student’s choice

10:50-11:05

TEA / COFFEE

11:05 -11:20

Presentation: The Applied Knowledge Test (AKT) and the

Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA)

11:20-12:00

Small Groups:

Reflective logs, PDPs, planning for AKT/CSA/ lifelong learning

10:50 – 11:05

Presentation: QIP/project/audit

12:00 -12:15

Presentation: Professional Support Unit (PSU)

 

12:15 – 13:00

Q&A Session with a recently approved trainer

13:00 – 13:45

LUNCH

13:45 – 14:45

Small Groups:,  QIP etc plus Mop Up

14:45-15:00

TEA

15:00 – 16:00

Plenary

  • Next steps
  • Feedback and Q & A
  • Discussion re: assignments

16:00

CLOSE

Course Assignments

These assignments are designed to show the links between theory and practice and are based in skills and information you will find useful when completing the Application Form to be a GP Trainer and Training Practice.

Module 1

a 3000 word essay on your PDP

Deadline 5-6 weeks after Module 1

An on-line Workbook on the Learning Environment

Deadline approx. 12 weeks after Module 1

A 10 minute small group presentation on a topic of your choice

To be done within Module 2

Module 2

A 3000 word essay on a Lesson Plan for a small group session

Deadline 5-6 weeks after Module 2

An on-line Workbook on Feedback

Deadline approx. 12 weeks after Module 2

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