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Educational Supervisors

Educational Supervisors are responsible for the overall supervision and management of an individual trainee's educational progress during a training placement.

All doctors and dentists in training are allocated an Educational Supervisor who offers educational supervision, undertakes appraisal and provides regular, ongoing feedback.

Educational Supervisors are responsible for ensuring the trainees whom they supervise maintain and develop their specialty learning NES E-portfolio and participate in the relevant specialty assessment process.

Educational Supervisors perform the structured Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP) of trainees, which is a detailed review and synopsis of the trainee's learning portfolio.

Educational Supervisors provide trainees with support, advice and access to career management.


There is a Faculty Development Alliance (FDA) course for those intending to become or are existing educational supervisors.

This page was last updated on: 11.12.2023 at 10.31