Training the Clinical Trainer

 09/03/2022 - 23/03/2022    


 12 CPD Approved

This course aims to enhance your knowledge of, and skills in, educational practice within a clinical setting.

Book Now Closing date: 09 March 2022


This course aims to enhance your knowledge of, and skills in, educational practice within a clinical setting. Designed for senior trainees across all specialties and mapped to CCT requirements, it will provide attendees with knowledge and skills to meet the criteria set out in the GMC’s recognition and approval of trainers requirements. It introduces participants to some of the key theoretical frameworks that underpin contemporary educational practice and demonstrates how these may be applied constructively and flexibly in clinical teaching. By highlighting the benefits of reflective practice and of sharing and developing good practice with colleagues, it will contribute to the continuing professional development of clinicians with training responsibilities.

This course is delivered by a lecturer in adult education and clinicians with a wealth of experience in clinical education.

Format of the course:

To provide necessary flexibility to potential participants, the College has restructured the course content to enable remote delivery and participation. It will, however, retain interactive small-group elements that enhance the quality of the learning experience.

The programme has two live elements: a 1-hour introductory sessions and a 3-hour interactive session which concludes the course. In addition, participants will be required to undertake 8 hours of individual online learning over a period of 2 weeks: this can be done at a convenient time and pace but should be completed before the final live session. Another requirement for successful completion of the course is that each participant will be asked to prepare a reflection on their own educational practice and present this for extended discussion at their small-group session. Full details of the requirements of this exercise will be provided in the introductory session, and within the online learning resources.

Dates and times:

Wednesday 9 March, 15:00 - 16:00 - Live introductory session

Tuesday 22 & Wednesday 23 March - Live small-group interactive sessions

A choice of time slots will be available. The College will endeavour to accommodate participants' preferences but slots will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Tuesday 22 March, 09.30-12.30 or 14.00-17.00
  • Wednesday 23 March, 09.30-12.30 or 14.00-17.00

Please contact the course coordinator to book your place on one of these sessions.

At the end of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an enhanced understanding of the nature and characteristics of the clinical learning environment
  • Identify the needs of learners within the clinical environment
  • Apply relevant educational principles and theory to their teaching practice
  • Align their training practice with GMC standards for training
  • Utilise a range of methods for providing targeted, constructive feedback to trainees
  • Identify the applicability of different small and large and group teaching methods to training within the clinical environment
  • Identify and define the benefits of reflective and collaborative practice in clinical teaching

Dental enhanced CPD development outcomes:

A and B






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Other dates

26 January 2022 - 10 February 2022