The 4 Levels

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The Clinical Educator Programme: the 4 Levels

INTRODUCTORY LEVEL

This level provides a basic introduction to key concepts in clinical education and requires that you be teaching undergraduate medical students, for example, as part of the PULSE programme. It is endorsed by the South East Scotland Deanery Foundation Programme.  Completion of this level is not required before completing Levels 1, 2 or 3.

Overview of the Introductory Level

Who this level is for

This level is suitable for you if you are:

●      teaching undergraduate medical students and are unfamiliar with clinical education concepts. It is recommended that you are participating in the PULSE programme.

      Curriculum Map

What you need to complete:

●      3 workshops/online modules (attendance at a minimum of one workshop is required) for Framework Areas 1, 2 and 7)

●      delivery of at least 8 hours of teaching to undergraduate medical students. We recommend that this is achieved by participating in the PULSE programme.

What you will get

A certificate of completion endorsed by your local health board. 

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

●       Named Clinical Supervisor who must be GMC recognised and approved as a trainer

       Curriculum Map (choose your role from the dropdown menu) 

What you need to complete:

 ●       4 workshops/online modules (attendance at a minimum of two CEP workshops is required) for the CEP Framework Areas 1-4)

●       an online module in Equality and Diversity (eg, LearnPro Online Foundation Equality and Diversity, or the eLearning for Healthcare Diversity, Equal Opportunities & Human Rights module) 

What you will get

A certificate of completion endorsed by your local health board

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

●      need to be GMC recognised and approved as a trainer in one of the following roles: 

  • Named Educational Supervisor
  • Lead Coordinator of undergraduate training at local education providers 
  • Doctor Responsible for Overseeing Students' Educational Progress for each medical school 

      Curriculum Map (choose your role from the dropdown menu) 

What you need to complete: 

 ●      6 workshops/online modules (attendance at a minimum of three CEP workshops is required) for the CEP Framework Areas 1-6

●      an online module in Equality and Diversity (eg LearnPro Online Foundation Equality and Diversity, or the eLearning for Healthcare Diversity, Equal Opportunities & Human Rights module module) 

●      a teaching observation and feedback session with one of the CEP Tutors 

What you will you get

A certificate of completion endorsed by your local health board 

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 Higher Education Academy. 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:

●      learning outcomes

●      teaching observation and feedback

●      reflective portfolio assignment

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.

      Curriculum Map (choose your role from the dropdown menu) 

What you need to complete:

 ●      7 workshops/online modules (attendance at a minimum of three CEP workshops is required) for the Framework Areas 1-7

●      an online module in Equality and Diversity (eg LearnPro Online Foundation Equality and Diversity, or the eLearning for Healthcare Diversity, Equal Opportunities & Human Rights module) 

●      a teaching observation and feedback session with one of the CEP Tutors

●      a Reflective Portfolio Assignment

What you will get

●      a certificate of completion endorsed by your local health board, including recognition of you as a NHS Fife/Lothian/Borders/Forth Valley Clinical Educator

●      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.