The Royal College Certificate in Clinical Education covers all essential trainer prerequisites and provides learning opportunities specifically tailored to suit the needs of all clinical trainers from first time teachers to experienced course managers.

The 2-day course covers all aspects of the GMC 2016 guideline competency framework and may be recognised as leading to the award of up to 10 credits towards further study on the University of Dundee, Certificate/Diploma/Master of Medical education (MMEd) programme.

The programme covers:

Teachers and Teaching: Principles and practice
Learners and Learning: Principles and practice
Applying education theory in practice (including learning outcomes)
Delivery approaches
Current trends in feedback in medical education
Introduction to educational supervision
Introduction to assessment
Learning and teaching professionalism
The outcome of the course is to enable participants:

To gain knowledge of learning and teaching techniques and apply to own role
To master the techniques for skills teaching
To meet the required standards for effective course management
To effectively represent your organisation in all required training roles
Pre- and post-Course Work

It is a mandatory requirement of the programme to undertake pre-course reading and learning.

Two weeks prior to attending the course, you will be asked to participate in a discussion topic via My College Online, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow’s eLearning platform. Recommended reading can also be accessed from this site.

Within six weeks following the course, you will be required to produce and submit a 1,000 word reflective essay which allows participants to comment, observe and reflect on how their learning has affected their practice.

Please note: This course is not suitable for Foundation Year postgraduates.