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 within primary care, and will be the first step on a primary care educators journey. Please note that the level 1 course is not intended for Clinical Supervisors in Hospitals. 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 post CCT GPs and is free to attend.

Please note this course is only available to clinicians in the North East & North Cumbria region.

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.  You will then be required to apply for reappointment.


We recognise that ideally face to face teaching would be preferred but to enable accessibility to the courses and to continue to offer it for free, the level 1 courses will continue to be delivered via video conferencing.


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


Friday 3rd December 2021

Online via video conferencing 18th November 2021


Tuesday 11th January 2022

Online via video conferencing 16th December 2021
Wednesday 9th February 2022 Online via video conferencing 25th January 2022
Thursday 17th March 2022 Online via video conferencing 2nd March 2022
Friday 1st April 2022 Online via video conferencing 17th March 2022
Tuesday 3rd May 2022 Online via video conferencing 18th April 2022
Wednesday 1st June 2022 Online via video conferencing 17th May 2022


Registration will start at 9.15am and the session should finish by 4pm. Please ensure you have a working computer camera and microphone as there is a lot of group interaction.

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.