Level 1 Clinical Supervisor Training  


We are looking to create a cohort of Primary Care Clinical Supervisors to support GP Trainers. This will enable more trainers to consider hosting multiple trainees.

We have launched a series of one day ‘Level 1’ Clinical Supervisor training days (dates below).

This training will cover:

  • The nature of workplace learning – what is being learnt and how
  • Learning from experience and how the educator facilitates this, in particular using skills of questioning and feedback
  • Key factors that influence the learning process, such as motivation, safety, self-efficacy 
  • Learning from observation and modelling
  • Patient safety

The lesson plan can be found here.

This level is appropriate for OOH clinical supervisors, and those supervising Advanced Clinical Practitioners, Physician Associates, Clinical Pharmacists and Foundation Drs, and will be the first step on a primary care educators journey. This level of training is also for those setting up a hub and spoke model with a neighbouring training practice/network.

It is available for any post CCT GPs and is free to attend.

Those who attend receive a certificate confirming they are registered with the School of Primary Care as a Primary Care Clinical Supervisor, which will be valid for 5 years.  

If you have completed a Certificate in Medical Education from a University within the last three years, you may be eligible to be registered with us as a Level 1 Clinical Supervisor, without needing to attend this training. If you think this may apply to you, please complete the relevant section on the application form.  If you would still like to attend the session, there is no need to complete this section. The lesson plan for the day is available here.


Date Venue Application deadline
Tuesday 7th July 2020 Online via video conferencing FULLY BOOKED
Friday 4th September 2020 Online via video conferencing FULLY BOOKED
Thursday 15th October 2020 Online via video conferencing FULLY BOOKED
Thursday 5th November 2020 Online via video conferencing FULLY BOOKED
Thursday 10th December 2020 Online via video conferencing FULLY BOOKED
Thursday 28th January 2021 Queens Campus, Stockton 13th January 2021
Wednesday 24th February 2021 Coach Lane Campus, Northumbria University 9th February 2021
Tuesday 16th March 2021 Queens Campus, Stockton 1st March 2021
Thursday 29th April 2021 Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle 14th April 2021
Thursday 13th May 2021 Queens Campus, Stockton 28th April 2021
Wednesday 23rd June 2021 Coach Lane Campus, Northumbria University 8th June 2021


Registration will start at 9.15am and the session should finish by 4pm.

Please apply to IntendingTrainers.NE@hee.nhs.uk using the application form


Level 2 Training

Level 2 training is for GPs working in a training practice or linked to a training network e.g. Hub & Spoke model. Applicants are eligible to apply for the Level 2 training course once they have completed Level 1.