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Advanced Medical Educators Course (AMEC)

In light of the COVID-19, we are in the process of redeveloping the course for an online version and new dates will be advertised as soon as available. 




Updates will be posted as and when the situation changes.



Advanced Medical Educators Course (AMEC)


Aims & Objectives:

This is a one-day course for Primary* and Secondary care clinicians. For those in Primary care you may be a Foundation supervisor, a Retainer Mentor, or acting as a Clinical Supervisor in the OOH setting only. For those in Secondary care you will either be a Clinical or an Educational Supervisor for Foundation, Specialty or GPSTs.

The course aims to assist you to develop your skills and confidence in those roles and to take on new challenges. 

It can be used to demonstrate ongoing development in relation to the Recognition of Trainers process at appraisal and revalidation and is mapped to all 7 of the AoME framework areas. It is particularly suitable for trainers of more than 3 years’ experience.

The main areas of focus are  

1) Giving difficult feedback

2) Non-violent communication

3) Role modelling

4) Reflection

5) The use of narrative

*This course is not for GPs who are GPST Educational Supervisors, as this group of trainers would be served by the Approved and Experienced Educational Supervisor Workshops.


 Course cost = £150 (Please be aware that course costs are currently under review and may be liable to change)

 Please note: We request that anyone attending these courses not be on call and ensure mobile phones & devices are switched off for the duration of the course


 2020/2021 Course Dates - TBC


 Time  Venue    Availability
 Friday, 25th September 2020  09:00 - 16:30  2CQ, Glasgow    COURSE CANCELLED !!!    COVID-19
 Thursday, 26th November 2020  09:00 - 16:30  Ninewells, Dundee   COURSE CANCELLED !!!   COVID-19
 Thursday, 3rd December 2020  09:00 - 16:30  Westport, Edinburgh    COURSE CANCELLED !!!   COVID-19


Bookings: Places can only be booked through the FDA IT Platform, by creating an account and accessing 'Resources for Experienced Trainers'.  Please note that some smartphone browsers may not support this site.  For more information please contact the admin team at fda.admin@nes.scot.nhs.uk

Please ensure both The Knowledge Network and the NES Portal have your most up to date details, using the same contact email address for both.  


Booking Guide

Cancellations and Refunds: Please note that full automated refund can be generated from the Portal for cancellations up to 4 weeks prior to the course.  Within 4 weeks of the course date, refunds may be given in exceptional circumstances only.


This page was last updated on: 31.03.2021 at 13.57