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 below 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. 

 

Route A - New Starter

Stage 1. Contact your TPD

If you are interested in becoming a GP Educator, please contact your local Training Programme Director who will support and guide you through the process. 

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

 

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

To help you put theory into real world practice you will then need to attend one of the Health Education England Hub days.

Please note that due to current restrictions on holding meetings in person these training days are being converted into online training days. Details of these days and booking 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. 

If you are commencing training after 19th May 2021, please complete the video packs found here: 'Fundamental', 'Intermediate' and 'Advanced'

If you commenced this training prior to 19th May 2021, please continue to complete the video pack found herePlease note that this link will expire in 6 months and will no longer be available after 19th November 2021. We expect that this will allow enough time for anybody currently going through the process to complete the training without having to duplicate any parts. However, if anybody thinks that they may not be able to complete in this time frame please email communityschools.eoe@hee.nhs.uk to discuss. 

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 3. Health Education England (HEE) Hub Training Days

To help you put theory into real world practice you will then need to attend one of the Health Education England Hub days.

Please note that due to current restrictions on holding meetings in person these training days are being converted into online training days. Details of these days and booking 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. 

If you are commencing training after 19th May 2021, please complete the video pack found here: 'Fundamental', 'Intermediate' and 'Advanced'

If you commenced this training prior to 19th May 2021, please continue to complete the video pack found herePlease note that this link will expire in 6 months and will no longer be available after 19th November 2021. We expect that this will allow enough time for anybody currently going through the process to complete the training without having to duplicate any parts. However, if anybody thinks that they may not be able to complete in this time frame please email communityschools.eoe@hee.nhs.uk to discuss. 

 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. 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

 

 

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 2. 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 3. Health Education England (HEE) Hub Training Days

To help you put theory into real world practice you will then need to attend one of the Health Education England Hub days.

Please note that due to current restrictions on holding meetings in person these training days are being converted into online training days. Details of these days and booking can be found here.

If you have already attended a recent HEE Hub Training Day as part of your Tier 2 training then repetition is not required 

 

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. 

If you are commencing training after 19th May 2021, please complete the video pack found here:  'Advanced' and 'Refresher'

If you commenced this training prior to 19th May 2021, please continue to complete the video pack found herePlease note that this link will expire in 6 months and will no longer be available after 19th November 2021. We expect that this will allow enough time for anybody currently going through the process to complete the training without having to duplicate any parts. However, if anybody thinks that they may not be able to complete in this time frame please email communityschools.eoe@hee.nhs.uk to discuss. 

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 5. 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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