Royal College Advanced Certificate in Clinical Education

Royal College Advanced Certificate in Clinical Education

30 November - 01 December 2020


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  • The Royal College Certificate in Clinical Education covers all essential trainer prerequisites and provides learning opportunities specifically tailored to suit the needs of all clinical trainers from first time teachers to experienced course managers.

    The 2-day course covers all aspects of the GMC 2016 guideline competency framework and may be recognised as leading to the award of up to 10 credits towards further study on the University of Dundee, Certificate/Diploma/Master of Medical Education (MMEd) programme.

    The programme covers:

    • Teachers and Teaching: Principles and practice
    • Learners and Learning: Principles and practice
    • Applying education theory in practice (including learning outcomes)
    • Delivery approaches
    • Current trends in feedback in medical education
    • Introduction to educational supervision
    • Introduction to assessment
    • Learning and teaching professionalism

    The outcome of the course is to enable participants:

    • To gain knowledge of learning and teaching techniques and apply to own role
    • To master the techniques for skills teaching
    • To meet the required standards for effective course management
    • To effectively represent your organisation in all required training roles

    Pre- and post-Course Work

    It is a mandatory requirement of the programme to undertake pre-course reading and learning.

    Two weeks prior to attending the course, you will be asked to participate in a discussion topic via My College Online, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow’s eLearning platform. Recommended reading can also be accessed from this site.

    Within six weeks following the course, you will be required to produce and submit a 1,000 word reflective essay which allows participants to comment, observe and reflect on how their learning has affected their practice.

    Aims & Objectives

    The aim of the course will be to provide participants with information and advice in relation to Clinical Education and Supervision/training roles. Materials will be delivered through lecture and workshop formats, as well as interactive discussions, and delegate participation and contribution will be encouraged at all times. Prepare participants for clinical education and training roles. The course will deliver both theoretical concepts underpinning clinical education, and practical applications.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Identify different learning environments, and explain their advantages and disadvantages
    • Describe a range of teaching strategies and learning styles
    • State the relevance of learning approaches, preferences and skills to learner progress
    • List delivery methods which would be appropriate to teaching and learning practice
    • Describe ways to structure and present information and ideas clearly and effectively to learners

    Development Outcome


    Please note: This course is not suitable for Foundation Year postgraduates.

    Suitable for:

    • Medical Specialty Trainees
    • SAS Grade Physicians
    • Medical Consultants
    • Other Physicians
    • Surgical Specialty Trainees
    • SAS Grade Surgeons
    • Surgical Consultants
    • Other Surgeons
    • Dental Care Professionals
    • Primary Care / General Dental Practitioners
    • Dental Specialty Trainees
    • Dental Specialists / Consultants
    • Travel Medicine Nurses
    • Travel Healthcare Professionals
    • Travel Medicine Doctors
    • Podiatrists
    • Specialist Podiatrists
    • Advanced Podiatrists and Consultants
  • 30 November

    Registration Day 1

    30 November


    30 November

    The Clinical Learning Environment

    30 November

    Learners and Learning: Theoretical approaches to learning

    30 November

    Morning Break Day 1

    30 November

    Teaching: The application of theory to practice

    30 November

    Lunch Day 1

    30 November

    Assessment of Learning Needs

    30 November

    Delivery Approaches

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    Teaching Large Groups: Lecturing and presenting, Teaching a skill and Teaching Small Groups: Facilitation

    30 November

    Afternoon Break Day 1

    30 November

    Designing Learning Events

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    (including setting aims and outcomes)

    30 November

    Day One Summary and Day Two Preview

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    (including topics for delivery exercise)

    01 December

    Registration Day 2

    01 December

    Opening Introduction

    01 December

    Current Trends in Feedback in Clinical Education

    01 December

    Delivery Practical – part one

    01 December

    Morning Break Day 2

    01 December

    Delivery Practical – part two

    01 December

    Lunch Day 2

    01 December

    Introduction to Educational Supervision

    01 December

    Principles of Assessment

    01 December

    The Hidden Curriculum in Clinical Education

    01 December

    Afternoon Break Day 2

    01 December

    Learning and Teaching Professionalism

    01 December

    Final Thoughts and Next Steps
  • Category Product Amount
    Member Registrations £995
    Non-Member Registrations £1200
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Closing date: 29 November 2020

Other dates

28 - 29 January 2021

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