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Trainer Workshop


The Course will be delivered in two parts - the 1st part is an eLearning module which is to be completed prior to the start of the course with the 2nd part being an online workshop.

The online workshop will be held on the Adobe Connect app.  By booking onto this programme you are committing to download the Adobe Connect app (instructions will be given upon booking) and using Adobe Connect as instructed.  You will be expected to have your webcam visible during the course.  It is the delegate's responsibility to ensure they can access the workshop appropriately and have sufficient connection speed to participate.  NES reserves the right to remove anyone from a course if they are unable to fully participate.

Delegates should take part in a short audio-visual test with a course facilitator, in advance of the workshop.  Test dates and times will be made available upon booking.




Target Audience

This entry-level workshop is aimed at those consultants, public health consultants and SAS-grade doctors who are about to undertake an educational role and covers the fundamentals of both Clinical and Educational Supervision.  

It is also a prerequisite for all GP ESs wishing to move into a training role within their practice, prior to undertaking the Scottish Prospective Educational Supervisor Course (SPESC).

This course is suitable for initial recognition as a trainer only.  It is not suitable for those seeking to be re-recognised and will not be accepted as evidence for re-recognition purposes.

Course Content

The Trainer Workshop consists of an online module and a virtual workshop (although some are now being delivered locally, by regional faculty groups – see below for details).

The online module - which must be completed before attending the workshop - covers the following areas:


  • Recognition of Trainer requirements  
  • The Educational Governance Structure
  • The NES Quality Management Framework

The Learning Environment

Educational Activities

  • Departmental / Practice Induction
  • Educational Meetings
  • On-the-job teaching
  • Assessment & Feedback

There are tasks to complete from the module. These will be used for discussion at the workshop to follow.

The workshop will focus on the following areas:

  • The Learning Environment
  • Giving Effective Feedback
  • The Educational Supervisor’s Report

Course Costs - Free

To book please see details below the table. New dates to be listed soon.


 Time  Venue  Availability

 Thursday, 16th June 2022

 8.45 - 12.30  Online - Adobe Connect  FULLY BOOKED - waiting list only

 Wednesday, 29th June 2022

 8.45 - 12.30  Online - Adobe Connect  FULLY BOOKED - waiting list only

 Friday, 15th July 2022

 8.45 - 12.30  Online - Adobe Connect  FULLY BOOKED - waiting list only

 Thursday, 28th July 2022

 8.45 - 12.30  Online - Adobe Connect  FULLY BOOKED - waiting list only

 Wednesday, 3rd August 2022

 8.45 - 12.30  Online - Adobe Connect  FULLY BOOKED - waiting list only

 Tuesday, 23rd August 2022

 8.45 - 12.30  Online - Adobe Connect  FULLY BOOKED - waiting list only

 Friday, 9th September 2022

 8.45 - 12.30  Online - Adobe connect  Limited places available

 Monday, 3rd October 2022

 8.45 - 12.30  Online - Adobe connect  Places available to book 




Please note that you do not have to complete Trainer Workshop if you have recently completed the Pre-CCT Trainer Workshop.  The link for the eLearning module will be sent out with joining instructions only after delegates have booked onto the course.

Places can only be booked through the FDA IT Platform, by creating an account and accessing 'entry level resources'.  If a course is fully booked, you would still be able to add yourself onto the waiting list. 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.  

To assist you with registering for our courses, please use the Booking Guides below.  Please note there is a separate guide for Public Health consultants




A number of regional faculty groups are now running FDA Trainer Workshops locally. Contact details are as follows:

Region                              Contact

Dumfries & Galloway          TBC

Forth Valley                        fv.postgraduatemedicaleducation@nhs.scot

Grampian                           gram.medicaleducationteam@nhs.scot

Highland                            Nhshighland.medicaleducation@nhs.scot



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