Intending Trainers


Are you thinking of becoming a trainer?  Do you want to use your knowledge and experience to inspire others? 

Becoming a trainer is a rewarding experience. Before you make your decision to apply for the course you may find our course information guide a useful source of material. Alternatively if you have any questions please contact


We run an Intending Trainers' course twice a year in spring (starting February) and autumn (starting September). Each course will be in a different geographical location. 


The standard course consists of:

  • 3 modules of taught training by a course tutor
  • 6 sessions of Supervisory Training
  • Completion of a written reflective account by yourself containing everything you have learned. 


Successful completion of the course will lead to a trainer appointment panel. 


In order to apply for the course you must:

  • Meet eligibility criteria for the course
  • Ensure you can commit to ALL of the module dates
  • Read in full the course information guide
  • Read the Trainer Competencies 
  • Complete the Application form
  • Successfully complete, submit and pass 1 pre-course task consisting of a patient consultation recorded session
  • Pay the course fee


Further information and guidance on all of the above can be found in our course information guide

Useful documents:

For details on forthcoming courses, please click here.


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Potential Applicant

For more information on what it's like to be a GP trainee in the North East and Cumbria please visit our recruitment section.

Please use the above icon for more information on our vacancies and the application process through the National Recruitment Office page. Information on our allocations process can be found within this document.