GP Trainers and Educators

Training Approval Forms

TA1-Training Practice Approval Form

Needs to be submitted to at least two weeks before the visit. Please Note that Training Practice approval in the old format/version will no longer be accepted

TA2-Paper Re-Approval Form

Needs to be submitted to at least 6-8 weeks before approval expire date


Needs to be submitted with TA1 to at least two weeks before the visit

TA4-PD Question

GP admin will ask the PDs to fill out the form ahead of the visit

TA5-GP Training Practice Visit FEEDBACK

For completion after the visit

TA6-Generic Trainer approval schedule

TA7-Criteria for New and Existing Trainers

Prospective trainers need to fill out the form and send it to their local PDs for approval, who then will send it to GP admin to prompt the approval visit

TA8-Pre-Approval Visit form

The criteria that all Prospective Trainers need to fulfill to become trainers and for Existing Trainers to be assessed at Re-approval.

GP Trainers and Educator Courses 2022

Coaching skills: Aimed at GP Trainers, new or experienced, these case-based workshops will draw on and demonstrate coaching skills in a highly supportive and safe small group environment. For Dates and Registration Here

Combined Supervisor Course: The Combined Supervisor Course (CSC) combines elements of the old ‘Training for non – Trainers’ course, OOH new / refresher courses and the Foundation Supervisors Course. The core part of the CSC course combines the overlapping elements of supervision in the morning before separating into three afternoon streams: • New Foundation (Clinical) Supervisors. • GP’s working in training practices who wish to develop greater expertise in the supervision of GP and Foundation trainees. • OOH Supervisors. For Dates and Registration Here

Nuts and Bolts: A hands-on practical sessions on best practice and simple guides for WPBA and the portfolio. Includes instruction, bench marking exercises, Q&A, small group work and expert feedback. Flexible to the needs of the group and often includes changes proposed, updates etc. as requested by attendees. For Dates and Registration Here

Physician Heal Thyself workshop: This programme is aimed at doctors wishing to develop their skills for recognising and managing their stress. This is a practical course with a coaching approach. We aim to equip you with those skills and strategies to help you identify and address symptoms of stress in your life. For Dates and Registration Here

Programme Directors’ Advanced Course: This course is aimed at Programme Directors of GP Training Schemes with at least one year’s experience in the post. It is advertised across the UK and attended by PDs usually from England and Wales. The focus is to share experiences, new ideas and techniques and keep up to date with the latest developments in GP Training, regulation and assessments. 2 days residential ££. For Dates and Registration Here

Supporting Trainees with Dyslexia: Trainees with Dyslexia or similar difficulties can face specific challenges in the workplace and in training. This session will look at understanding what dyslexia is, how the Working Memory functions and how this might impact on the type of support that you may offer a trainee diagnosed with dyslexia. For Dates and Registration Here

The Experienced trainers’ course: Designed to provide trainers with an inspiring and revitalizing 3 days, aiming to deepen educational skills. The course is relaxed and mainly experiential, with the opportunity to practise and hone teaching, feedback, and coaching skills; in small groups and pairs, and with role players (real registrars- well trained). There will be maximum 20 attendees. 3 days residential ££. For Dates and Registration Here

RCA UPDATES FOR TRAINERS: Session for GP Educators on RCA updates and how best to support and prepare your trainees. For Dates and Registration Here

GP School Multi Professional Faculty Day

Save the Date for upcoming Faculty Day: 8 March 2022 and 27 September 2022

5 October 2021

Thames Valley GP School Update Recording

HEE Thames Valley and Wessex Recording + Slides

All things ARCP, WPBA and the new portfolio Recording+ Slides + Mandatory Evidence Sheet

Introducing Upcoming Changes to Training Approval Visits Slides

How can we enhance the training experience for International Medical Graduates in Thames Valley? Slides

Additional Roles in Primary Care Slides

Wellbeing session Presentation

Foundation Supervisors Guide

To see up to date F2 Guide for Wessex and Thames Valley please click here.