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					TRAINING FOR MEDICAL EDUCATORS IN THE NORTH WESTERN DEANERY
POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN WORKPLACE BASED POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION

Background: PMETB have set out standards for trainers which must be met by January 2010. The NW Deanery has issued guidance, based on these standards, outlining the knowledge and skills needed by Clinical and Educational Supervisors (www.nwpgmd.nhs.uk/edudev/edroles.html). A review of current ‘Train the Trainers’ provision in the NW Deanery has taken place, following which a strategy for training and supporting supervisors in the future and to meet the standards has been developed. This strategy includes development of new training materials and resources including an online resource (http://vlc.nwpgmd.nhs.uk/); development of a wider educational team to cascade training locally; and the development of a bespoke educational programme. Bespoke Educational Programme: The development of the ‘Postgraduate Certificate in Workplace Based Postgraduate Medical Education’ will serve the following main objectives: 1. To provide a route for the accreditation of clinical and educational supervisors in the NW Deanery. This will enable supervisors to meet PMETB standards and act as a mark of quality. 2. To provide a route for education progression for those clinicians wishing to further develop within medical education. 3. To provide a mechanism for the future whereby all higher specialty trainees will have had accredited training in clinically based postgraduate medical education in order to meet the PMETB standards prior to the award of a CCT and consultant appointment. 4. To provide a mechanism for evidencing that the NW Deanery is compliant with the PMETB requirements to support educator development. This programme is currently being jointly developed with Edge Hill University, following a competitive tender process, and will commence in September 2009. Key features: Overall programme: • The PG Certificate will consist of three modules, each relating to a key educator group: o Module 1: Clinical Supervisor o Module 2: Educational supervisor o Module 3: Educational Lead (e.g. DME, TPD) • Flexible pathways, to allow for different progression rates • Blended delivery based on existing work place activity with minimal face to face commitment • Online tutor groups, minimising travel to face to face sessions and eliminating the need to change group when trainees rotate to new placements. • Wider deanery educator team being developed to jointly deliver the programme alongside University staff.

• Full evaluation will be embedded and further development of the programme will take place as appropriate. Key features: Module 1 Clinical supervision: • All higher specialty trainees from an agreed year group will be funded by the NW Deanery and invited to enrol on module 1 • Module 1 will replace all existing and historical training the trainers courses • Specialty trainees completing module 1 will gain NW Deanery Clinical Supervisor accreditation • Content and delivery are designed around existing work place based activities. • Module content is based on existing deanery teaching materials • Two intakes each year approximately 150 trainees in each cohort • A process for Accreditation of Prior (including experiential) Learning will be available to minimise duplication of study where comparable input from other master level programmes is already in place. Module 1 arrangements: • From September 2009 one year group of higher specialty trainees from each training programme will be enrolled on the programme each year. • Once identified, each year group will then be split into two cohorts: half commencing in late September and half in March • The Deanery will contact each trainee with information to enrol on the course with Edge Hill University. • Training programmes have been consulted to identify the most appropriate year group to avoid clashes with study for membership exams and other heavy study commitments. • Although not compulsory the deanery strongly recommends that trainees take up this opportunity to become accredited as a Clinical Supervisor – without which they will not be able to supervise trainees after consultant appointment • In order to allow the practical delivery of the programme to large numbers of individuals this will be the only opportunity for trainees to have this training funded by the Deanery. • Face to face elements are minimal (1 full day and 3 half days) and will be delivered on multiple dates and at a variety of locations across the Deanery. • It is suggested that study leave is sought to attend these face to face elements. • Arrangements will be available for trainees with special circumstances to defer assessment elements of the programme. • Individuals successfully completing module 1 will become a ‘NW Deanery accredited Clinical Supervisor’ and receive 20 credits towards the full certificate programme.

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Completion of all 3 modules will lead to the award of a Postgraduate certificate in ‘workplace based postgraduate medical education’. The full programme is outlined below:

Postgraduate Certificate in Workplace Based Postgraduate Medical Education

Module 1 Title

Module 2

Module 3 Managing & Developing Medical Education Educational Lead (e.g. DME, TPD) Two cohorts a year from Sept 2010 Edge Hill Postgraduate certificate

Teaching & Learning in the Supporting the Medical Workplace Postgraduate Learner in the Medical Workplace Content relevant Clinical Supervisor Educational Supervisor to Intakes Two cohorts per year from Sept 2009 Deanery Clinical Supervisor certificate Two cohorts per year from March 2010 Edge Hill certificate of achievement Deanery Educational Supervisor certificate Medical Education Fellows Independent applications from Consultants, trainees & SAS doctors

Award on completion

Participants

All higher specialty trainees. Medical Education Fellows Independent applications from Consultants & SAS doctors 20 6-12 months 1 full and 3 half days

Independent applications from Consultants, trainees & SAS doctors

Credits Duration Face to face sessions Accreditation

20 6-12 months 3-4 days

20 6-12 months 3-4 days Higher Education Academy. (Academy of Medical Educators when approval processes are published) Independent applicants £350

Costs

Trainees from identified year group funded by NW deanery. Independent applicants £350

Medical Education Fellows funded by NW Deanery Independent applicants £350

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