Tier 3 Educator - GP Trainer - Training Pathway

A Tier 3 Educator in General Practice (also known as a GP Trainer) can provide both Clinical and Educational Supervision to Foundation Doctors and GP Trainees at all stages of training. 

Tier 3 approval also enables a GP Educator to provide Clinical Supervision in Out-of-Hours settings. 

There are different routes to initial approval - depending on whether the applicant has completed a PGCert in Medical Education or is already a Tier 2 Educator.

Route A: Details the process for a new starter.

Route B: is the process for an applicant already holding a PGCert.

Route C:  Details the conversion process for an existing Tier 2 Educator. 

If you trained as an Associate Trainer (Tier 2a) in the new HEE Tiered System from 2018 onwards, then you don’t need to complete the material you’ve already completed. You can complete a brief Refresher Pack and the Advanced Pack to become a GP Trainer (Tier 3). The Online Webinar will be unchanged, so you only need to attend the part of that morning that you haven’t already completed.

If you trained as an Associate Trainer before the new Tiered Educator system in 2018 was introduced, then you will need to complete all elements for the Tier of GP Educator you wish to become as if you were a new starter. This is because so many of the elements of training have fundamentally changed in that time and so have the challenges in supporting our trainees. The feedback that we’ve had from delegates so far is that they’ve found this additional learning valuable, and that any additional time taken is probably saved in knowing how to most efficiently and effectively help the group of learners that they’re trying to support.

 

Route A - New Starter

Stage 1. Contact your local Training Hub

If you are interested in becoming a GP Educator, please contact your local Training Hub who will support and guide you through the process. 
Contact details are available here.

Stage 2. E-Learning

The first stage in becoming approved as a Tier 3 educator is completion of a series of e-learning modules. 

To be able to access online learning you will need to register on  www.e-lfh.org.uk . Once you are logged on please search for a relevant programme (you either use search box or browse programmes list). To access specific modules please follow the pathway: Programme/Catalogue/Module

ELFH module for the tier 3 GP educator FCP traininghttps://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/top-up-training-video-for-gp-educational-supervisors/

 

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. 

 

Stage 3. University (HEI) Training Days

Once the e-learning is complete you will need to attend Tier 3 learning day(s) at one of the regions Higher Education Institutes, which will help you to learn about the key ideas underpinning clinical education. 

Please note that due to current restrictions on holding meetings in person these training days are being converted into online training days. A list of the courses and application details can be found here

Again, please keep records of your learning and reflection - they will help you to complete the application form. 

 

Stage 4. Health Education England (HEE) Hub Training Days - now a video pack

This is now an online video pack which can be found here.

 

Stage 5. GP School Specific Educator Training

And then to learn about the specifics of supervising a GP trainee including using the GP ePortfolio you will need to complete the GP School Specific Educator Training. 

Please complete the video packs found here: 'Fundamental', 'Intermediate' and 'Advanced'. The content in these combined video packs amounts to around 11 hours. 

If you are a New Starter for Tier 3 you will need to complete the 'Fundamental', 'Intermediate' and 'Advancedvideo pack, followed by a short online tutorial. 

For further details on GP School Specific Educator Training and to book an online tutorial please click here. 

 

Stage 6. Applying for Approval/Reapproval

Once you have completed the steps above then you are ready to apply - details about the application form and process can be found here. 

 

Route B - Those with a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education

Those seeking to become a Tier 3 educator who have already completed a PGCert in Medical Education will then only need to complete:

Stage 1. Contact your local Training Hub

If you are interested in becoming a GP Educator, please contact your local Training Hub who will support and guide you through the process. 
Contact details are available here.

 

Stage 3. Health Education England (HEE) Hub Training Days - now a video pack

This is now an online video pack which can be found here.

 

Stage 4. GP School Specific Educator Training

And then to learn about the specifics of supervising a GP trainee including using the GP ePortfolio you will need to complete the GP School Specific Educator Training. 

Please complete the video pack found here: 'Fundamental', 'Intermediate' and 'Advanced'. The content in these video packs combined amount to approxiamtely 11 hours. 

If you are a New Starter for Tier 3 you will need to complete the  the 'Fundamental', 'Intermediate' and 'Advanced'  video pack, followed by a short online tutorial. 

For further details on GP School Specific Educator Training and to book an online tutorial please click here. 

 

Stage 5. Applying for Approval/Reapproval

Once you have completed stage 4, then you are ready to apply - details about the application form and process can be found here.

Route C - Conversion for an existing Tier 2 Educator (Associate Trainer to Trainer)

Tier 2 educators converting to become Tier 3 educators (without a PGCert) need to go through the 4 stages (1-4) outlined below - but at each step are only required to undertake the additional learning for Tier 3 (repetition of Tier 2 sections is not required). 

Stage 1. Contact your local Training Hub

If you are interested in becoming a GP Educator, please contact your local Training Hub who will support and guide you through the process. 
Contact details are available here.

Stage 2. E-Learning

The first stage in becoming approved as a Tier 3 educator is completion of a series of e-learning modules. 

To be able to access online learning you will need to register on  www.e-lfh.org.uk . Once you are logged on please search for a relevant programme (you either use search box or browse programmes list). To access specific modules please follow the pathway: Programme/Catalogue/Module

Supervision 

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. 

 

Stage 3. University (HEI) Training Days

Once the e-learning is complete you will need to attend Tier 3 learning day(s) at one of the regions Higher Education Institutes, which will help you to learn about the key ideas underpinning clinical education. 

Please note that due to current restrictions on holding meetings in person these training days are being converted into online training days. A list of the courses and application details can be found here

Again, please keep records of your learning and reflection - they will help you to complete the application form. 

If you have recently completed a combined Tier 2/3 University (HEI) Training Day as part of your Tier 2 approval, then you will not need to complete this again 

 

Stage 4. Health Education England (HEE) Hub Training Days - now a video pack

This is now an online video pack which can be found here.

 

Stage 5. GP School Specific Educator Training

 

And then to learn about the specifics of supervising a GP trainee including using the GP ePortfolio you will need to complete the GP School Specific Educator Training. 

Please complete the video packs found here:  'Advanced' and 'Refresher'. This content amounts to approximately 7 hours.  

If you were previously a Tier 2a you will need to complete the 'Advanced' and 'Refresher' video packs, followed by a short online tutorial. For further details on GP School Specific Educator Training and to book an online tutorial please click here. 

 

Stage 6. Applying for Approval/Reapproval

Once you have completed the steps above then you are ready to apply - details about the application form and process can be found here. 

 

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