Introduction to Learning & Teaching
This course is designed to give an introduction to learning and teaching in General Practice. The course has grown from a ‘Potential Trainers Course’ to the present format designed to give generic skills for all educators in General Practice and has attracted delegates with interests in both postgraduate and undergraduate medical education.
Learning & Teaching in General Practice 2019/20
- L & T Flyer 2019
The course will run as a fast-track course where, upon successful completion, the GP Trainer will be allocated an ST1 trainee to supervise in August 2020.
The course will run on the following dates:
- Thursday 19th September 2019, 9.30am – 4.30pm, Mossley Mill, Newtownabbey
- Wednesday 9th October 2019, 9.30am – 4.30pm, Antrim Civic Centre, Antrim
- Thursday 10th October 2019, 9.30am – 4.30pm, Antrim Civic Centre, Antrim
- Wednesday 13th November 2019, 9.30am – 4.30pm, Dunsilly Hotel, Antrim
- Thursday 14th November 2019, 9.30am – 4.30pm, Dunsilly Hotel, Antrim
Delegates must attend ALL 5 dates of the course
There will also be a mandatory New Trainer Day to attend if you pass the course to prepare you for your ST1 – provisionally the date is 7th May 2020 so please hold in your diary.
Further information and an application form can be downloaded below:
- L&T Introduction & Application 2019 (PDF)
- L&T Application Form 2019 (MS Word)
Closing Date for applications : 26th July 2019
Payment must be made online by 16th August 2019
Please contact email@example.com if you have any queries.
Becoming a GP Trainer
- Becoming a GP Trainer
To be eligible you must;
- Have completed the Learning & Teaching Programme and passed the Portfolio assessment within a suitable timeframe. It is preferred that Trainer applications are made directly after completing Learning & Teaching as the approval process takes one year. In exceptional circumstances a Trainer may take up to 2 years, from the date beginning the L&T course to beginning supervision of a trainee.
- To do L&T – be on the Primary Medical Performer’s List in Northern Ireland for at least 1 year post certification.
- To become a trainer – be on the Primary Medical Performer’s List in Northern Ireland for at least 2 years post certification.
- Not have any current undertakings or conditions applied by the GMC or HSCB. More information available at; http://www.gmc-uk.org/concerns/doctors_under_investigation/undertakings.asp
- Be a partner or salaried doctor in a practice.
- Ensure any clinical sessions worked in General Practice must coincide with Trainees for supervision purposes.For a practice with only 1 trainer –
- The trainer must do a minimum of 5 weekly sessions (one of which can be an administration session)
- These sessions must be split over at least 3 days (of Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays)
- Thursdays do not count as the trainee is usually at day release
- When the trainer is not in the surgery then the trainee must know who is providing clinical supervision (a written timetable should be provided)
- The clinical supervisor should have a permanent role with the practice (partner or salaried GP)For training practices with more than one trainer the trainers must work a minimum of 4 sessions and again a weekly timetable for supervision should be documented.
- Have adequate capacity within the practice for training.
- The premises must also be visited and approved for GP training. Please bear this in mind if the practice is planning a premises move. The standards for a GP Training practice are set out in the RCGP guidance document on Practice Training Standards – available on the NIMDTA website.
Frequently Asked Questions
How often does the Learning and Teaching course run?
Do I have to attend all 5 days of the course or can I miss any training days?
If you are unable to attend Day 1 of the Learning and Teaching course the Specialty Training Team will keep your name on the interested delegates list for the next available Learning and Teaching course.
Most delegates will attend both modules of the L&T course in 1 year but in exceptional circumstances delegates could complete the course over 2 years. Please contact the Specialty Training Team for guidance.