What is faculty development?
Faculty development can be defined as a process by which supervisors within a clinical setting work systematically to improve their skills as educators. Faculty development is important for meeting individual revalidation requirements and for helping supervisors to succeed as facilitators of effective and efficient learning.
GMC recognition of trainers
The GMC check that its required standards for secondary care training are met through quality assurance activity. As such, the trainer recognition process is a key component of the GMC's regulatory framework designed to provide assurance to patients and others that medical education and training produces doctors with the appropriate knowledge, skills and behaviours.
Requirements to become a named supervisor
To become accredited as a named educational or clinical supervisor, doctors need to be trained in all seven of the domains of the Academy of Medical Educator's Framework for the Professional Development of Postgraduate Medical Supervisor:
Ensuring safe and effective patient care through training
Establishing and maintaining an environment for learning
Teaching and facilitating learning
Enhancing learning through assessment
Supporting and monitoring educational process
Guiding personal and professional development
Continuing professional development (CPD) as an educator.
How you can achieve this
Doctors will need to have completed the following courses:
Educational and clinical supervision
Trainees in difficulty
Workplace based assessment/e-portfolio
Equality and diversity (to be updated every three years).
Once the courses have been completed, you will need to complete a Educational and Clinical Supervisor Portfolio [docx] 779KB and sent it to:
Deputy Medical Education Manager
Postgraduate Medical Centre
St Helier Hospital
Full guidance on completing the portfolio can be found with the Professional Development Framework for Educators [pdf] 1MB.
Current in-house training courses
St Helier PGMC
No date currently available.
To book a place on a training course, contact:
Deputy Medical Education Manager
Tel: 020 8296 4008
Faculty development FAQs
What courses do I need to complete to become accredited as a named educational or clinical supervisor?
To become accredited as a named educational or clinical supervisor, doctors need to be trained in all seven of the domains of the Academy of Medical Educator's Framework for the Professional Development of the Postgraduate Medical Supervisor. To achieve this, doctors need to have completed the following courses:
Trainees in difficulty
Equality and diversity (needs to be refreshed every three years).
Do the courses which I have taken in the past count towards becoming a named educational or clinical supervisor?
You need to meet the requirements of all seven of the domains of the professional development framework.
If you feel that the courses you have previously completed contribute towards this, then you need to set out the evidence in your educational and clinical supervisor portfolio.
Do I need to re-take the courses every three years?
Once undertaken, it is not necessary to repeat the training. However, educational supervisors are expected to demonstrate ongoing commitment to their development as a medical educator through participation in a three-yearly cycle of review. It is therefore advisable to refresh the training every three years.
The only exception is equality and diversity which needs a mandatory refresh every three years.
Why are the supervisor courses on my WIRED record showing as red?
Your courses will show as red if you have never taken the courses or if you have not provided evidence that you have completed the courses.
I have recently completed the supervisor courses online so why are the courses on my WIRED record still showing as red?
The courses will be red as the online course facility does not directly feed into the WIRED system. To remedy this you must send copies of your online certificates to Paul Andrews, Deputy Medical Education Manager in the Education Centre so that the information can be loaded onto the WIRED system.
Are these supervisor courses mandatory?
The courses are mandatory for all consultants that have educational and clincal supervisor duties. The courses are non-mandatory for consultants that do not have educational or clinical supervisor responsibilities.
How do I fill out my professional development portfolio?
Guidance on completing your portfolio can be found in the Professional Development Framework for Supervisors 2018.
Once you have completed your portfolio you will need to send it to Paul Andrews, Deputy Medical Education Manager in the Education Centre (St Helier).
The Director of Medical Education, will then consider whether or not you meet the requirements to be accredited as an educational or clinical supervisor.
Why is it important that I fill out my educational and clinical supervisor portfolio?
It is important that you complete a portfolio as we need to ensure that all our educational and clinical supervisors are appropriately trained to carry out these responsibilities and are being educationally appraised.
How do I pay for external training courses?
Funding for external courses comes from your service area budget and needs to be approved by your service manager. To do this you will need to complete an application for study leave form, which is available from your service manager.
What elearning courses are available?
You can complete these courses online at the e-Learning for Health website which now has consolidated all of the online training modules. It doesn’t take long to register (make sure you put yourself down as a non-training grade doctor).
There are several modules under Educator Training Resources of which the key ones are:
01 – Ensuring Safe and Effective Patient Care Through Training
04 – Enhancing Learning Through Assessment
06 – Guiding Personal and Professional Development