“This popular interactive course will deepen your skills as a trainer, improving your approach to planning, developing, delivering and evaluating surgical training.

Covering the latest methods in surgical education across two days of practical sessions, plus two eLearning components, Training the Trainers will enhance your skills as a surgical educator and deepen your understanding of how adults learn.

2 days
12.00 CPD Points
After attending this course, you should be able to:

Identify the stages of learning
Recognise both facilitators and barriers to learning
Discuss the impact of learning style on teaching and learning
Describe and use a four step approach to teaching a practical skill
Describe a model of the learning process (Kolb’s learning cycle)
Explain the benefits of reflection and identify opportunities to use reflection as a learning tool, plus use a model of reflection to improve your teaching practice
Differentiate between different types of assessment
Describe and use a model of effective feedback
Discuss reasons for, and ways of dealing with, some of the common challenges you might encounter in your work as a trainer

Course content
You will cover a variety of topics during each component of this course.

Component 1 – eLearning
This component takes up to 7 hours to complete. It covers:

Key educational theory concepts and how these apply to clinical education
Short tests to consolidate your knowledge of these concepts
Preparation for Component 2
Component 2 – Two face-to-face days
A deeper look at the educational theories underpinning adult learning and how these apply to surgical education
One-to-one instruction, varied teaching methods and an introduction to assessment
The participants deliver a one-to-one training session and a seven minute talk. This needs to be prepared in advance.

Component 3 – eLearning
This component takes up to 4 hours to complete. It covers:

Review of your teaching practice and of the feedback you were given
How to plan and implement change in your teaching
Reflection on the changes in your teaching practice and the impact of these changes
Participants deliver one-to-one training and a seven minute talk. This needs to be prepared in advance.

Take a look at a sample Training the Trainers programme.

Registration closure dates
Please note that registration for this course closes one week before the start of the face-to-face component. This is to ensure you have time to complete the first eLearning component before the face-to-face days.

10% discount on this course for RCS members
Members, Fellows and Associates benefit from a 10% discount on this course when held at our Education Centre in London.

Your discount will be applied automatically when booking.

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PGCert in Surgery Associated Course
You will be awarded 4 credits toward the Postgraduate Certificate in Surgery upon booking this course. (The inclusion of courses in the PGCert in Surgery is subject to availability