Certification of Trainers


Trainers must have reaccredited as a BSCCP colposcopist and will be asked to recertify as trainers at the same time as colposcopy reaccreditation on 1st September 2021.

How to certify as a BSCCP trainer

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

Educational requirements include one of the following options

One of the following options are necessary for you to certify as a trainer:

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:

2.  Certified attendance at any 3 BSCCP Trainers Meetings within the last 5 years. Attendance at less than 3 such meetings is not sufficient for certification. 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 1 BSCCP Trainers meeting.

3.  Certification in training through an E-learning course within the last 5 years.
The eLearning for Health platform can be accessed here.  
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 certification.

4. Members in the Republic of Ireland can complete the below modules on the RCPI website.

The RCPI Website can be accessed here

Effective teaching skills: Conducting Skills Training in a Clinical SettingSpecially 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
All doctors are welcome to complete this course.

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.