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Advanced Medical Educators Course (AMEC)


Aims and 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 should 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.


Learning outcomes

The main areas of focus are:

  • Giving difficult feedback
  • Non-violent communication
  • Role modelling
  • Reflection
  • The use of narrative


*This course is not for GPs who are GPST Educational Supervisors, as this group of trainers would be served by other FDA courses.


Target audience

It is particularly suitable for trainers of more than 3 years’ experience.




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

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.  NES reserves the right to remove anyone from a course, without the offer of a refund, if they are unable to fully participate. 


Course dates





8 December 2023


 Westport, Edinburgh




Register and book

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. 

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



Please contact us at fda.admin@nes.scot.nhs.uk


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