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Performance Support Course

Previously 'Supporting Trainees with Difficulties' course.

Aims and objectives

 To increase participants' confidence in recognising and managing trainees requiring additional support.

Specific Learning outcomes

  • Recognise the multi-factorial influences on individual performance and conduct.​
  • Differentiate between the roles of those directly involved in managing poor performance or allegations of misconduct.​
  • Implement locally, processes for remediation, assessment and management.​

Course content

  • Introduction​
  • Identification – Diagnosis​ 
  • Management - Practical Support & Outcomes  

Course Commitments

  • Pre-Course online module to be completed by 12:00 midday a week before the course​
  • All day face to face workshop 

Target audience

Educational Supervisors, Clinical Supervisors, Foundation Programme Directors, Training Programme Directors, General Practitioners and Directors of Medical Education who are involved in the management of trainee doctors experiencing difficulties. 



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.  


Register and Book

When choosing to book on to your selected course, please be mindful of the time commitments required to complete pre-course online module and attendance at the  workshop. 

For successful completion of this course, you must complete the course in its entirety and with the online components completed within the timeframe specified by the course organisers. Failure to complete any part of this course will lead to you being removed from the course.  No refunds will be given unless there are exceptional circumstances. 

Payment for the course must be made at the time of booking to confirm your place.  Please ensure your TURAS Learn account has been updated and includes your current email address and GMC number, along with any dietary or accessibility requirements.  

Please note: If you require to cancel your place on a course, and it is more than 30 days from the date of the course, then a refund will be provided and you may book an alternative course.  We are unable to transfer bookings from one course to another.  


All bookings are made through TURAS Learn


Course dates

Available for booking now:






09:00 – 16:30 

Aberdeen - Forrest Grove House

Waiting List


09:00 - 16:30

Lochgilphead - Mid Argyll Community Hospital

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09:00 – 16:30 

Dundee - DDEC

Waiting List

September, 2024

09:00 – 16:30 

Edinburgh - West Port



09:00 – 16:30 

Inverness - UHI House

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09:00 – 16:30 

Forth Valley Royal Hospital

Waiting List

December, 2024

09:00 – 16:30 

Glasgow - 2CQ


 *Please note that these are provisional dates and are subject to change. Once we have all the details confirmed, we will update availability and it will be available to book on Turas Learn



Please contact us at: nes.tdc.admin@nes.scot.nhs.uk


This page was last updated on: 18.07.2024 at 13.41