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Accreditation and Re accreditation as a Trainer is available online for all accredited colposcopists who have completed a minimum of 12 months clinical practice.

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Certification of Trainers

Provision of supervision for training can be very rewarding but requires an investment of time and energy. A minimum clinical caseload is required as well as close supervision throughout the training period.

The Society is committed to ensuring that high quality training is the norm.  With this in mind, the Certification and Training Committee have proposed that Trainers in Colposcopy should be able to demonstrate appropriate training in assessing and giving feedback to their trainees, thus complying with PMETB/GMC standards for Trainers. This proposal has been endorsed by the BSCCP Executive Committee. 

With effect from January 2014, it is now mandatory that Trainers apply for certification with the Society, (in the manner described below), and that they maintain their skills as a Trainer by recertifying on a 3 yearly basis. Trainer re-accrediation will occur at the same time as recertification as colposcopists in September 2018.

We have developed a process to achieve certification as a recognised Trainer. Please log in to your account to complete this process. The requirements include one of the following options:

1.  Certification through attendance at a 'Training the Trainers' or 'Educational Supervisor' course within the last 5 years.

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 ( )  and (

2Certified attendance at any 3 BSCCP Trainers Meetings since 2012. Attendance at less than 3 such meetings is not sufficient for certification.

3.  Certification in training through an E-learning course. 

The London Deanery website was decommissioned on the 1st September 2017 and transferred to the eLearning for Health platform and can be accessed via

Please follow the link and click on Educator Training Resources to complete the below modules:

Module 4 "Enhancing Learning Through Assessment"

Module 5 "Supporting and Monitoring Educational Progress". 

Trainer accreditation/reaccreditation will only be accepted on submission of the certificate of completion for both  module 4 and module 5 which should be uploaded to your BSCCP account.

Please note that the Clinical Supervision element is not suitable for trainer accreditation/reaccreditation.

 BSCCP Annual Scientific Meeting - Trainers Seminar

The 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 one BSCCP Trainers meeting.

Trainers will be asked to confirm that they have read and understood the training syllabus.

As a reminder, trainers will be asked to reaccredit at trainers at the same time as colposcopy recertification on 1st September 2018. 

Certified Trainers

Please click this link for a list of trainers who have participated in the process described above and are recognised as BSCCP certified trainers. This list will be updated regularly.

Reaccreditation of Trainers

Trainers will be asked to EITHER:

1.    Attend a BSCCP Trainers Meeting once every 3 years. The BSCCP Trainers Meeting takes place on the Wednesday afternoon before the main BSCCP Annual Scientific Meeting every year.  As a reminder, previous Annual Scientific Meetings acceptable for reaccreditation are as follows:

2017 Cardiff

2016 Bradford

2015 Nottingham


2.    To fulfil conditions 1 or 3 above in 'Trainer Certification' section above every three years

To view the Guidelines for Trainers and Trainees, click here.

Lead Trainers

It has been identified that given the increased responsibilities of all Trainers, the role of Lead Trainer within Colposcopy units is less well defined and in some areas there may be no 'lead' present. The time has come, therefore, for a review to provide more comprehensive back-up for Trainers. 

There is agreement that the Regional Representatives of the BSCCP can be referred to by any trainer who feels that there are issues/or questions relating to trainees for which external advice is needed in their particular region. In future the role of a BSCCP Regional Representative would attract those with educational supervisor skills, although this qualification is not considered essential.