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New GP Trainer Programme

London GP Trainer Programme

In order to meet the Department of Health 2020 targets for expanding the numbers of GPs working in primary care and increase training capacity, the approaches to becoming a GP educator have been revised across London.

This new regional training course aims to prepare general practitioners to become GP Trainers, complement learning that will take place within trainer workshops and provide further professional development for GP educators.


This course is only available to London general practitioners who:

· wish to apply for approval as a GP Trainer in primary care,

· achieved MRCGP at least 2 years ago.

Participants are expected to have joined their local trainer workshop by the time the course starts.  You can find more information about Trainer Workshops here.

Programme Structure

The course is delivered via a blended learning approach consisting of five, face-to-face taught days, five hours of self-directed learning between each course day, and completion of a reflective portfolio. Evidence of completion of all components of the course will be needed as part of the GP Trainer application process


Please note: You may only book a place on the upcoming courses if you have received an email confirmation of your place.

Details of the next cohort are not yet available. .

Important Information: It is an essential requirement that participants attend all five taught days.  Should you fail to attend a course day, you will not be able to continue with the programme and will lose your £500 refundable deposit.

Please ensure therefore that you can attend all five days before confirming your booking.

If you would like to receive the dates for future cohorts, please email:

Programme Content

The programme will include:

· Facilitating learning in the primary care setting

· Developing working relationships and creating an environment for learning

· Developing skills for effective supervision

· Developing skills for giving and receiving effective feedback

· Identifying and managing challenges with learners

· Understanding the principles of assessment

· Reflecting on practice and development as an educator

· Introducing the role of evidence, theory and critical thinking in guiding educational practice

· Guiding and supporting the development of trainees

· Approaches to inter-professional education and multi-professional teamwork.

The course maps to the seven Areas of the Professional Development Framework for Educators.

Cost: The programme is free of charge however a £500 refundable deposit is required to secure your place and will be refunded once you have completed the course.

How to book:

Please note: You may only book a place on this cohort if you have received an email confirmation of your place.

A list of available dates is available from .

The Multiprofessional Faculty Development Team endeavours to schedule all course dates within term time and on dates which avoid major religious holidays. However, due to facilitator availability, the demands of the programmes, and the need to secure an even spread of activity throughout the calendar year, this is not always possible .Most courses and programmes are run at least twice per year. Please contact if you are interested in information on future course dates. Please check all course dates prior to booking your place.