Faculty development is a significant element of the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust education strategy. It focuses on ensuring that our medical staff are able to develop the best possible supervision and training to our trainees.

Faculty development is a significant element of the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trusts education strategy. It focuses on the ensuring that our medical staff are able to develop the best possible supervision and training to our trainees.

Teaching Improvement Course

This is an interactive two day course focusing on the theory & practice of teaching and learning.  

This course is suitable for those with teaching experience, including Consultants, Associate Specialists, senior trainees/trust grade doctors and senior nurses or AHPs. There is a charge for this course which is reduced for UHL employees.

Course content

Day 1: Introduction to learning theories, Learning styles, Setting aims and objectives, Models to structure your teaching sessions, Dealing with difficult learners/challenging situations.

Day 2: Questioning techniques, giving feedback, Microteach.

On day two of the course, participants will be expected to deliver a 10 minute “Microteach” session on a non-clinical topic. Participants will therefore have the opportunity to try out the techniques learned on day one of the course, and to receive feedback on their teaching delivery.

Content of the course meets some of the GMC Recognition and Approval of Trainers domains highlighted below. Supervisors who have attended TIMP should upload their certificate onto the appraisal system to contribute to their CPD evidence.

GMC Domains for Supervisors



Ensuring safe and effective patient care through training


 Establishing and maintaining an environment for learning


Teaching and facilitating learning


Enhancing learning through assessment


 Supporting and monitoring educational process


Guiding personal and professional development


Continuing professional development as an educator

You can book your place on the course here.

For more information, you can email the course directors:

Feedback from previous courses

“Very well done, enjoyable and learnt a lot!”

“Great learning opportunity. Will definitely recommend to colleagues”

Foundation Year Tips

This course is only open to FY2 doctors as part of ‘choices’ options.

This interactive one day course will help you to explore the following:

  • The ‘How and Why’ of Teaching and Learning.
  • How to structure your teaching.
  • The benefits and disadvantages of different teaching methods and how to use these effectively.
  • Strategies that you can use to avoid and manage difficult teaching situations and challenging learners.

You can book your place on the course here.

For more information, you can email the course directors: or

Feedback from previous courses

“Really useful establishing the aims and objectives and how to structure a teaching session.”

“Enjoyed using non-medical topics to put the above knowledge into practice. Helpful knowing different theories we can read about to further inform and improve our teaching.”

“Really useful sessions, well structured, lots of breaks and variety.”

Clinical and Educational Supervision

The GMC require all Supervisors to keep up to date in order to remain on their list of ‘Recognised and Approved’ trainers.  Requirements are summarised in the ‘At a glance‘ document.

The Department of Clinical Education keep a list of all Supervisor training information that is shared with the GMC on a regular basis. If you complete training or have a CPD portfolio of educational evidence that is discussed and documented at appraisal, please send the date of training or appraisal to mary.hoyes@ or

There are several ways of updating yourself both online and face to face, please see below.


Clinical Supervisor Training:

eUHL/ online training/ Clinical Supervisor      online training (medical).

Educational Supervisor Training

UHL offers face to face courses for UHL Supervisors which can be booked by emailing for forthcoming course dates.

These courses are funded by the Department of Clinical Education and Supervisors’ whose training is due to expire will be given priority as well as newly appointed Consultants in the trust.

The course provider is ‘Doctors Training’ and feedback from previous courses has been excellent.


Feedback from previous courses

“Course facilitator was great, very engaging Much better than the last supervision training I attended (which was run by RCP).”

“Liked the scenarios, small group work was pitched well, glad there was no role play. Liked learning about other people’s experiences.”

“Very knowledgeable and engaging (facilitator). Clearly has significant experience and investment in the subject and was able to involve the whole room in discussions.”

Face to face courses are also offered by      HEE-EM/ Specialty Schools and are advertised, when available, at

On-line Educational Supervisor training is available at eLearning for Health (elfh) at

Please note: the link on elfh for ‘Clinical and Educational Supervisors’ is only related to the new junior doctor contract and is not CS/ES training.

CPD requirements-

Every 5 year Revalidation cycle you may attend relevant training courses , master-classes or education conferences and reflect on this within your appraisal. This might include further e-learning rather than face to face learning.

Examples of appropriate courses/CPD activities could include

  • Trainers Days / Masterclasses for trainers developed by Specialty Schools within HEEM.
  • Specific courses run by HEEM, such as ARCP chair training etc
  • A training event for supervisors delivered by your own Royal College
  • Training events delivered by Local Education Providers (trusts)
  • Formal Teaching the Teachers courses or modules as part of formal qualifications, (Postgraduate certificate, diploma, Masters, in medical education)
  • Attendance at specific sessions at education conferences, ASME , NACT UK, etc
  • Attendance at National or local trainees recruitment training events
  • Subject to approval by your PDP group, and subject to attendance, participation and reflection on ARCP panels, named educational supervisors may include this as a CPD activity.
  • Applications and membership of accrediting bodies, Academy of Medical Educators, Faculty of Surgical Trainers etc.

(HEE-EM suggest that for an Educational Supervisor this should be a minimum of 4 days (24 hours of CPD) of high quality training every 5 years).