Training the Trainers - New Edition

Training the Trainers is a well established course which is run by The Royal College of Surgeons of England.  This essential course has recently been reviewed and re-developed to incorporate the latest developments in education and to meet the changing needs of educators.

The overriding aim of the Training the Trainers course is to develop participants as educators. They will develop a deeper understanding of how doctors learn, so that they can plan, deliver, evaluate and develop training effectively. The course has been designed to be learner focused, and to use innovate teaching methods to help participants to learn about educational theories, while developing an understanding of how to apply them in practice. This first module is focusing on developing the necessary knowledge and skills needed when delivering training in a formal setting.

    Who Can Apply?

The course is open to doctors from all specialties at the following grades:

Core trainees; ST trainees; SAS Grades, Clinical/Research Fellows, SpR; Consultants

    Course Brief Outline

      The programme for this course will include:
  • Identify appropriate opportunities for small group teaching
  • Discuss techniques for facilitating the group process
  • How to plan and structure a teaching session
  • Demonstrate a four stage approach to the teaching of clinical skills
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Develop an action plan for change in practice
  • Highlight relevant issues arising from the Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum Programme (ISCP)


  • Group work
  • Interactive sessions
  • Practical exercises with a focused session on teaching clinical skills
  • Participant lectures and group work

     Dates & Duration - this is a two day course.


20 & 21st January
21 & 22nd April
20 & 21st September
1st & 2nd of December

      Contact for this course is Yvonne Harrison