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Process for the Certification of Trainers

How to certify as a BSCCP trainer

We have developed a process to achieve certification as a recognised Trainer. Please log in to your learning zone account to complete this process. Trainers will be asked to confirm that they have read and understood the training syllabus.

Complete one of the following

Attendance at a Training the Trainers or Educational Supervisor course

A Training the Trainers course or Educational Supervisors course which cover the subjects of supporting and monitoring educational progress and enhancing learning through assessments will be approved.

Please submit a copy of the programme with your certificate as evidence of attendance.

  • Educational Supervisor courses are organised by local deaneries.
  • Training the Trainers courses are organised by many organisations including the RCOG

Certified attendance at any three BSCCP Trainers Meetings

BSCCP Annual Scientific Meeting - Trainers Seminar is held on the Wednesday afternoon before the Annual Scientific Meeting. Attendance at the whole afternoon training and QA session will count as 1 BSCCP Trainers meeting. Attendance at less than three such meetings is not sufficient for certification.

Completion of E - Learning courses on e-learning for health website

Available to those who work with the NHS, follow the link and select Educator Training Resources to complete the below modules:

  • Module 01 "Supervision of Learners" - First six modules
  • Module 02 "Teaching Methods". First four modules
  • Module 03 "Assessment and Progression" - All modules apart from the GP and pharmacy section
  • Module 04 "The Learning Environment" - First module - facilitating learning in the workplace

Trainer certification/recertification will only be accepted on submission of evidence of completion for all modules which should be uploaded as one document to your BSCCP account.

Completion of E - Learning courses on RCPI website

Effective teaching skills: Conducting Skills Training in a Clinical Setting

Specially developed for doctors, this one-hour online course has been designed to enhance your knowledge of conducting skills training in a clinical setting. By the end of this course you should be able to

  • Outline the factors influencing adult learning
  • Prepare for a clinical skills training session
  • Describe the key steps to follow when teaching a skill
  • Prepare trainees for skills training

Effective Teaching Skills: Feedback

This course will help you give constructive feedback to Trainees, so that they can to identify their strengths and areas for improvement. By the end of this course you should be able to

  • Explain the importance of feedback and why it is necessary to provide feedback
  • Apply best practice principles when providing feedback
  • Adopt effective tools in giving constructive feedback

Clinical Supervision
This short online course will help you become a more effective clinical supervisor. You will learn about the roles, responsibilities and competencies required for clinical supervision. On completion of the course you will be able to improve your approach to assessing performance and competencies. This course is suitable for all doctors who have an interest in training.