The 4 Levels

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INTRODUCTORY LEVEL

This level provides an introduction to key concepts in medical education and requires that you are teaching University of Edinburgh undergraduate (MBChB) medical students. If you are in any doubt about how to become involved with teaching MBChB students, please contact us for redirection. The Introductory Level is endorsed by the South East Scotland Deanery Foundation Programme.  Completion of this level is not required before completing Levels 1, 2 or 3.

Who this level is for

This level is suitable for you if you are teaching undergraduate medical students and are unfamiliar with medical education or teaching concepts. 

What you need to complete:

If you are looking for teaching opportunities, Clinical Skills and MBChB Assessment in Edinburgh Medical School are always on the look-out for people who are keen to help with teaching and exams.  They can be contacted at clinical.skills@ed.ac.uk and MBChbAssessment@ed.ac.uk respectively. 

What you will get

A certificate of completion endorsed by University of Edinburgh and your local health board. 

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LEVEL 1

This level is aligned with the GMC requirements for Recognition and Approval of Trainers, Framework Areas 1-4 and 7.

Who this level is for 

This level is suitable for you if you are a clinician who is developing their educational practice 

Which courses you need to complete: 

What you will get 

A certificate of completion endorsed by the University of Edinburgh and your local health board 

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LEVEL 2

This level is aligned with the GMC requirements for Recognition and Approval of Trainers, Framework Areas 1-7

Who this level is for 

This level is suitable for you if you would like to develop your clinical educator skills further, and you are a clinician who has a significant educational role 

What you need to complete: 

What you will you get 

A certificate of completion endorsed by the University of Edinburgh and your local health board  

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LEVEL 3

This level is aligned with the GMC requirements for Recognition and Approval of Trainers, Framework Areas 1-7 

 It is accredited by the Advance HE (formerly Higher Education Academy) and the Academy of Medical Educators. You should familiarise yourself with the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) and the information about its purpose, because the Framework underpins a great deal of the programme. In particular, the:

Who this level is for 

This level is suitable for you if you are a clinician who has several significant educational roles, and you want to develop advanced skills in clinical education. 

What you need to complete: 

What you will get 

A certificate of completion endorsed by the University of Edinburgh and your local health board 

●      eligibility to carry 20 SCQF credits at postgraduate level 11 towards the University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) or the MSc in Clinical Education (via Recognition of Prior Learning)

●      entitlement to Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy and membership of the Academy of Medical Educators. These entitle you to use the post-nominals AFHEA and MAcadMEd.

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*  We do not yet have a fully developed course for Framework Area 4.  Until such a time as one is available, we will accept completion of one or more of the modules contained within the new Assessment and Progression Course on the e-Learning for Healthcare site.  The course can be found in the NEW Educator Training Resources here. Please email a copy of your certificate(s) to cep@ed.ac.uk as evidence.