UCL Medical School


Training to Teach

"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

Training to Teach is a one day online course aimed at health professionals who are new to teaching and want to learn some skills and those who already have practical teaching experience but want to underpin their teaching with a bit of educational theory and further hone their skills.  It is a very interactive course, so you will find that the majority of your time is spent working collaboratively with your peers and tutors, and more didactic information is shared as resources that you can read/watch and revisit as much as you need to, skip through bits you already know and tailor the learning to your learning needs.

The emphasis is on practical teaching skills, underpinned by a "hidden veg" approach to theory - that is, we role-model teaching underpinned by theory and evidence.  We have also added a video giving a brief introduction to some key learning theories and perspectives of learning and links to further reading.

Structure of the course

The course will take place on Zoom.

How to apply

Follow this link to book your place

The course fee is £245.00 and payment must be made at the point of application. 

Please note: 

  • We are unable to offer any fee exemptions or discounts for individual applicants. 
  • If you are a UCLH or Royal Free NHS Trust staff member, you can apply for one of the (limited number of) funded place on specific courses.  Please contact uclms.trainingtoteach@ucl.ac.uk for further information. 
  • Please ensure you have approved study leave and are able to attend before booking.