Training the Clinical Trainer

Training the Clinical Trainer

15 March - 30 March 2021

  • This course aims to enhance your knowledge of, and skills in, educational practice within a clinical setting. Designed for senior trainees across all specialties and mapped to CCT requirements, it will provide attendees with knowledge and skills to meet the criteria set out in the GMC’s recognition and approval of trainers requirements. It introduces participants to some of the key theoretical frameworks that underpin contemporary educational practice and demonstrates how these may be applied constructively and flexibly in clinical teaching. By highlighting the benefits of reflective practice and of sharing and developing good practice with colleagues, it will contribute to the continuing professional development of clinicians with training responsibilities.

    This course is delivered by a lecturer in adult education and clinicians with a wealth of experience in clinical education.

    Format of the course:

    To provide necessary flexibility to potential participants, the College has restructured the course content to enable remote delivery and participation. It will, however, retain interactive small-group elements that enhance the quality of the learning experience.

    The programme has two live elements: a 1-hour introductory sessions and a 3-hour interactive session which concludes the course. In addition, participants will be required to undertake 8 hours of individual online learning over a period of 2 weeks: this can be done at a convenient time and pace but should be completed before the final live session. Another requirement for successful completion of the course is that each participant will be asked to prepare a reflection on their own educational practice and present this for extended discussion at their small-group session. Full details of the requirements of this exercise will be provided in the introductory session, and within the online learning resources.

    Dates and times:

    Monday 15 March, 14.00-16.00: Live introductory session

    Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 March: Live small-group interactive sessions. A choice of four time slots will be available: the College will endeavour to accoommodate participants' preferences but slots will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. The available time slots are:

    Monday 29 March, 09.30-12.30 or 14.00-17.00

    Tuesday 30 March, 09.30-12.30 or 14.00-17.00

    Please contact the course coordinator to book your place on one of these sessions.

    At the end of this course, attendees will be able to:

    • Demonstrate an enhanced understanding of the nature and characteristics of the clinical learning environment
    • Identify the needs of learners within the clinical environment
    • Apply relevant educational principles and theory to their teaching practice
    • Align their training practice with GMC standards for training
    • Utilise a range of methods for providing targeted, constructive feedback to trainees
    • Identify the applicability of different small and large and group teaching methods to training within the clinical environment
    • Identify and define the benefits of reflective and collaborative practice in clinical teaching

    Dental enhanced CPD development outcomes: A and B

    Suitable for:

    • Medical Specialty Trainees
    • SAS Grade Physicians
    • Medical Consultants
    • Other Physicians
    • Surgical Specialty Trainees
    • SAS Grade Surgeons
    • Surgical Consultants
    • Other Surgeons
    • Primary Care / General Dental Practitioners
    • Dental Specialty Trainees
    • Dental Specialists / Consultants
    • Travel Medicine Doctors
    • Podiatrists
    • Specialist Podiatrists
    • Advanced Podiatrists and Consultants
  • 15 March

    Day One Registration

    15 March

    Welcome and Introduction

    15 March

    The characteristics of the clinical learning environment

    15 March

    Standards for training

    15 March

    Morning Break - Day One

    15 March

    Theoretical approaches to learning: behaviourism, cognitivism and constructivism

    15 March

    Applying educational theory to practice

    15 March

    Lunch - Day One

    15 March

    Understanding and assessing learning needs

    15 March

    Planning and delivering learning events

    15 March

    Afternoon Break - Day One

    15 March

    The essentials of feedback in clinical education

    15 March

    Summary and day two preview

    16 March

    Registration - Day Two

    16 March

    Small group teaching practical session

    16 March

    Morning Break - Day Two

    16 March

    Small group teaching practical session (conclusion)

    16 March

    Situated learning and communities of practice

    16 March

    Lunch - Day Two

    16 March

    Work-based teaching and assessment

    16 March

    Refelctive practice in clinical education

    16 March

    Afternoon Break - Day Two

    16 March

    Workshop: promoting a culture of excellence in clinical education

    16 March

    Summary and final thoughts
  • Category Product Amount
    Member Registrations £395
    Non-Member Registrations £450

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Closing date: 14 March 2021

Other dates

13 - 28 May 2021


Joanna Robertson
+44 (0) 141 241 6210

Email Coordinator

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