Royal College Advanced Certificate in Clinical Education

Royal College Advanced Certificate in Clinical Education

15 February - 02 March 2021

  • The Royal College Advanced Certificate in Clinical Education covers all essential trainer prerequisites and provides learning opportunities specifically tailored to meet the needs of experienced trainers. The course focuses on enabling delegates to relate and constructively apply relevant educational theory to their ongoing clinical education practice.

    The 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's 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

    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 course has two live elements: a 1-hour introductory session and a 3-hour interactive session. In addition, participants will be required to complete 8 hours of individual activity and online learning before the final session. For award of the Advanced Certificate, participants are also required to submit a post-course reflective essay which meets the requirements of written work at level 11 of the SCQF. Full details of the new course format and requirements for award of the Certificate are provided in the attached programme.

    Dates and times:

    Monday 15 February, 14.00-16.00: Live introductory session.

    Tuesday 2 March: Live small-group interactive sessions. A choice of 2 time slots will be available: the College will endeavour to accommodate participants’ preferences but slots will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. The available time slots are:

    09.30-12.30 or 14.00-17.00

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

    Intended Learning Outcomes

    At the end of this course participants will be able to:

    • 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
    • Explain 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

    GDC 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
  • 15 February

    Registration Day 1

    15 February


    15 February

    The Clinical Learning Environment

    15 February

    Learners and Learning: Theoretical approaches to learning

    15 February

    Morning Break Day 1

    15 February

    Teaching: The application of theory to practice

    15 February

    Lunch Day 1

    15 February

    Assessment of Learning Needs

    15 February

    Delivery Approaches

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

    15 February

    Afternoon Break Day 1

    15 February

    Designing Learning Events

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    (including setting aims and outcomes)

    15 February

    Day One Summary and Day Two Preview

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    (including topics for delivery exercise)

    16 February

    Registration Day 2

    16 February

    Opening Introduction

    16 February

    Current Trends in Feedback in Clinical Education

    16 February

    Delivery Practical – part one

    16 February

    Morning Break Day 2

    16 February

    Delivery Practical – part two

    16 February

    Lunch Day 2

    16 February

    Introduction to Educational Supervision

    16 February

    Principles of Assessment

    16 February

    The Hidden Curriculum in Clinical Education

    16 February

    Afternoon Break Day 2

    16 February

    Learning and Teaching Professionalism

    16 February

    Final Thoughts and Next Steps
  • Category Product Amount
    Member Registrations £995
    Non-Member Registrations £1200

    You could save £205 on this event by becoming a member! Read more about becoming a member here.

  • Online

Closing date: 14 February 2021

Other dates

30 November - 17 December 2020
30 November - 16 December 2020
11 - 28 January 2021


Joanna Robertson
+44 (0) 141 241 6210

Email Coordinator

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