Training Resources for Trainers

Please note that this page is under development

The below list represents examples of courses that East Midlands office of Health Education England (HEE EM) for trainers to evidence that they are continuing to develop and remain up to date as Clinical/Educational Supervisors in.line with GMC policy These courses may be local or national. Please be aware that we do not have capacity to review every possible training opportunity for suitability, and Trusts/appraisers should exercise appropriate judgement when reviewing CPD. However, if you need to discuss a specific case, please contact and we will be happy to discuss.

Trainers may also seek recognition of their status through external bodies. HEE EM is currently aware of 2 separate organisations.

1. Academy of Medical Educators
2. Faculty of Surgical Trainers 

We are aware that the lists below are not exhaustive. If trainers find examples of good other quality courses locally or nationally please email us on and we will ensure that these are added to this resource.

Accrediting Course  Provider  Description Contact
HEE Trainers Day HEE working across the East Midlands

A one day course delivered by Health Education England working across the East Midlands. This covers the role of the Educational Supervisor in the ARCP process, Revalidation of trainees, Careers discussion, and Supporting Trainees in Difficulty.

DOMAINS: 1-7 (Educational/Clinical Supervisors)

NOTE: All face-to-face sessions are currently suspended during the COVID-19 crisis.  - This course can be delivered in Trusts across the East Midlands

You can also book onto courses run by HEE directly on Course Manager:

HEE EM Clinical Supervision Course HEE EM An online learning course which examines all of the key aspects required to undertake the role of clinical supervisor

DOMAINS: 1-5 (Clinical Supervisors)
E-Learning Modules Health Education England An online learning course which examines all of the key aspects required to undertake the role of educational supervisor

DOMAINS: 1-7 (Educational/Clinical Supervisors)

Developing Expert Educators for Healthcare Professions

University of Nottingham (HEE EM funded) A 'Massive Online Open Course' (MOOC) which is evidence-based and practical, and which runs several times a year.

DOMAINS: 1-5 (Clinical Supervisors)
Training Orthopaedic Clinical & Educational Supervisors British Orthopaedic Association

A one day course for educational supervisors in Trauma and Orthopaedics

DOMAINS: 1-7 (Educational/Clinical Supervisors)
Train the Trainer for New Clinical Supervisors


Train the Trainer for new educational Supervisors

Dedici Ltd
2 separate courses delivered by Dedici Ltd, which meet the GMC recognition project for clinical and educational supervisors

DOMAINS: 1-5 (Clinical Supervisros) and 1-7 (Educational/Clinical Supervisors) respectively.

Laurence S. Wilson, Chartered MCIPD
Director of Business Development
Training and Assessment in the Clinical Environment (TrACE)  Royal College of Surgeons of England  Through a number of interactive sessions and practical activities, this one day course will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed for the roles and responsibilities of ES and CS. Mapped against the seven areas of competency as outlined in the GMC Standards for the Recognition and Approval of Trainers, TrACE is a route to the required formal recognition as a CS or ES.  

DOMAINS: 1-7 (Educational/Clinical Supervisors)

Suitable for the formal recognition of named clinical and named educational supervisors in surgery 

Clinical or Educational Supervisor Course 

Royal College of Physicians of London

Clearly sets out the training offered to named CS or named ES.  

DOMAINS: 1-5 (Clinical Supervisros) and 1-7 (Educational/Clinical Supervisors) respectively. 

Anaesthetists as Educators (AaE) Programme Royal College of Anaesthetists Series of training days available. Including specific course on educational supervision that can be used as accreditation. Other courses may be appropriate for ongoing CPD. 

Supervisor Skills workshops Royal College of Radiologists


The days will cover:

  • Supervisor roles and skills
  • Appraisals and Personal Development Plans
  • Effective feedback
  • Multisource Feedback
  • The Clinical Radiology Curriculum and Assessment system

Effective Educational Supervision Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

In June 2013 the RCPCH launched this training programme, Effective Educational Supervision, specifically targeting paediatric trainees, SAS and consultants. It has been devised to fulfil the GMC’s requirements that all educational supervisors who work with junior doctors and medical students must have received training in educational supervision by July 2016.

DOMAINS: 1-7 (Educational/Clinical Supervisors)


Courses for Ongoing CPD   Provider  Description Contact
Various Educational Events / Conferences AMEE Attendance at any of these events or conference could be used as ongoing CPD for educators

Various Educational Events / Conferences ASME Attendance at any of these events or conference could be used as ongoing CPD for educators

Various Educational Events / Conferences Academy of Medical Educators Attendance at any of these events or conference could be used as ongoing CPD for educators 

Annual Meeting of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Attendance at this conference could be used as ongoing CPD for educators in surgery

Training the Trainers: Developing Teaching Skills Royal College of Surgeons of England This course aims to meet the changing needs of surgical educators and to incorporate the latest developments in education. It comprises of three components; two of which are delivered via e-learning approximately one month either side of the two face-to-face days. These additional components will help you gain the maximum benefit from the contact days, deepening your understanding of how adults learn and enabling you to plan, develop, deliver and evaluate training more effectively. Full details of the relevant dates will form part of the formal joining instructions which will be sent closer to the start date.

Suitable for the ongoing training needs of named clinical and named educational supervisors in surgery

Supporting the Underperforming Trainee Royal College of Physicians of London

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

•  recognise the early warning signs of a trainee getting into difficulty

•  identify what early steps to take

•  identify who to contact about concerns

•  describe the legal and employment framework within which they will be operating

•  recognise the roles and responsibilities of relevant supporting bodies

•  identify what help is available to support underperforming trainees

•  describe the factors that help to prevent disputes and misunderstandings.

Training Courses on Coaching skills, WPBAs, Revalidation Royal College of Psychiatrists Series of courses for Psychiatrists on Personal development

Education Conferences Various Royal Colleges   Various Royal colleges do run education conferences that may be appropriate for ongoing CPD for clinical and educational supervisors.
Postgraduate Qualifications in Medical Education Various Universities   Various options exist across the country for face to face, elearning, or blended learning approaches.

CPD Requirements for Named Educational Supervisors

Whilst the requirements above are important for individuals starting as educational supervisors, it is important that existing educational supervisors remain up to date with new developments in individual curriculum, training programmes, national developments, and new educational theory and methods.

We have agreed the following minimum standards for remaining up to date. These minimum standards need to be repeated every 5 year Revalidation cycle.

  1. Your annual appraisal and PDP must reflect your role as an educational supervisor, and you must demonstrate how you are continuing to develop and remain up to date as an educational supervisor. Your PDP should consider evidence of GMC domains 1-7.
  2. Every 5 year Revalidation cycle you must attend relevant training courses, master-classes or education conferences and reflect on this within your appraisal. This should be a minimum of 15 hours of CPD of high quality every 5 years (we would recommend aiming for 8 hours per year). This might include further e-learning rather than face to face learning.
  3. You do not have to do an accrediting course every 5 years. However as an named Educational Supervisor you will need to provide evidence of how you are staying up to date. 

Examples of appropriate courses/CPD activities could include

  • Trainers Days / Masterclasses for trainers developed by Specialty Schools within HEE EM.
  • Specific courses run by HEE EM, such as ARCP chair training etc
  • A training event for supervisors delivered by your own Royal College
  • Training events delivered by Local Education Providers (trusts)
  • Formal Teaching the Teachers courses or modules as part of formal qualifications, (Postgraduate certificate, diploma, Masters, in medical education)
  • Attendance at specific sessions at education conferences, ASME , NACT UK, etc
  • Attendance at National or local trainees recruitment training events
  • Subject to approval by your PDP group, and subject to attendance, participation and reflection on ARCP panels, named educational supervisors may include this as a CPD activity.
  • Applications and membership of accrediting bodies, Academy of Medical Educators, Faculty of Surgical Trainers etc.

If individual supervisors do not keep up to date, and do not attend relevant updates within the 5 year revalidation cycle, they should no longer be able to act as named educational supervisors, and will need to complete the training required to start as an educational supervisor again.

Equality and Diversity Training

All named clinical and educational supervisors should also remain up to date with equality and diversity training. This needs to be completed every 3 years.