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.

How to certify as a BSCCP trainer

Since 2014, it is mandatory that Trainers apply for certification with the Society,  and that they maintain their skills as a Trainer by recertifying on a 3 yearly basis. Trainer recertification will occur at the same time as reaccreditation 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. Trainers will be asked to confirm that they have read and understood the training syllabus.

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

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 London Deanery website was decommissioned on the 1st September 2017 and transferred to the eLearning for Health platform and 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/recertification.