Training to Teach

New Training Course for Teaching in the Clinical Environment

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"Teaching is a skill and like any skill it can be learnt. Those with a special responsibility for teaching need to make every effort to develop and maintain the skills of a competent teacher".
Good Medical Practice, GMC, 2006

The Academic Centre for Medical Education is delighted to introduce a new teacher training course for healthcare professionals who teach in the clinical setting, adapted from feedback received from the TIPS teaching course that was ran previously.

This new one-day course offers practical guidance on developing your teaching skills by improving interaction and applying structure to your teaching sessions with the opportunity to practice these newly acquired skills in a mini-teaching session of your own. The course incorporates core aspects of clinical teaching with small group teaching and consistently links to medical educational theory.

The course will run from registration and introduction at 8.45am until 5.30pm, with coffee breaks and lunch provided (meat, vegetarian and halal options).

Course dates

The course will be held on the following dates at the Clinical Skills Centre, Royal Free campus, London NW3 2PF.

  •  Wednesday 27th April 2016
  •  Tuesday 3rd May 2016
  •  Thursday 19th May 2016
  •  Wednesday 22nd June 2016

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Course fee

The course fee is £185.00 and payment instructions will be sent shortly after we receive your application.  Payment must then be made within 14 days of the course date or your place will be offered to another candidate.

Fee exemptions are only available to staff who are directly employed by:

  • Central North West London NHS Trust (CNWL)
  • Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (including Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust)

We are unable to offer any discounts or exemptions to any other applicants.  This includes:

  • North Central Thames Foundation School doctors
  • North London Deanery staff
  • Those who teach UCL medical students at on of our DGHs
  • Those who teach on the CPP modules at UCL Medical School
  • Ex-UCL Medical School students
  • Staff with honorary contracts at UCLH, UCLMS, Royal Free or Barnet Hospitals
  • Staff from other UCL departments
  • Students on postgraduate programmes within other UCL departments

We now have an agreement with UCLH to provide courses specifically for their staff only.  Please contact your Education Manager for more information.  Please DO NOT apply for this batch of course dates if you are employed by UCLH NHS Trust. 

Please ensure you have approved study leave and are able to attend before booking, as the courses are very popular and places could otherwise be taken by another candidate.

If you have any questions please contact