Tier 2b Educators - also known as Associate Trainers - can provide Clinical Supervision to Foundation Doctors or GP Trainees (up to ST2) in in-hours GP Services.
They are also automatically approved as Tier 2a Educators so can provide Out-of-Hours Clinical Supervision.
To become an Associate Trainer please follow the 5 steps below:
The first stage in becoming approved as a Tier 2 educator is completion of a series of e-learning modules.
Please note - you will be required to submit evidence of completion and reflect on your personal learning points as part of your approval form so would be advised to keep records as you complete the modules.
Once the e-learning is complete you will need to attend Tier 2 learning day(s) at one of the regions Higher Education Institutes. These events help you learn about the key ideas underpinning clinical education.
Again, please keep records of your learning and reflection - they will help you to complete the application form.
To help you put theory into real world practice you will then need to attend one of the Health Education England contact days - held at one of the training hubs across the region.
Details of these days and booking can be found here.
And then to learn about the specifics of supervising a GP trainee including using the GP ePortfolio you will attend a GP school specific training day - the details of which will appear on the courses page here.