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Teach the Teacher Course for Doctors

Our Teach the Teacher Course / Train the Trainer Course for Doctors is the most popular medical teaching skills course in the UK, attended by more than 1000 doctors every year. This practical 2-day course covers the teaching theories, principles and teaching tools you will need to be an effective doctor. We run courses almost every week in London with other regular courses in Oxford, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow.

Two-day Teach the Teacher course outline

On Day One of the Teach the Teacher course we explore formal teaching theories, principles and teaching tools. The small-group format, with no more than 18 people on each course, keeps the course interactive. Your tutor, from our expert teaching faculty, supports you through 1-to-1 teaching sessions and then a small group tutorial, building your confidence and applying learning theory. On day two you work as part of a small team to prepare and deliver a larger teaching session to the rest of the group. The different approaches required for each of these situations are discussed in depth, using methods designed to meet your individual requirements.

Supporting materials

In keeping with the principles which we share with you on the course, we continue to supporting your learning long after the event.  Every delegate on the Teach the Teacher course receives a copy of Teaching Skills for Doctors, our popular 120 page guide book (retail price £49.99). We use this to support your learning at the course and it provides you with a valuable resource for future reference. In addition, we send you a series of Top Tips for Great Teaching Practice by email during the weeks and months after the event. Each Top Tip email includes a link to a short 3 minute reminder of some of the courses key messages. You can therefore read these anywhere you have an internet connection, so you are supported long after the event.

Booking this course

More than 1,000 doctors attend our Teach the Teacher Course every year. The courses run regularly throughout the year in London, Oxford, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow. Our website shows live availability for all dates and, subject to availability, we accept bookings for courses right up to the morning of the course.

Is this course suitable for me?

Our Teach the Teacher course is suitable for all doctors involved in teaching and mentoring, either formally or informally. It is relevant whether you seek development for revalidation, to fulfil a CCT requirement or to gain points for ST/CT/GPST selection. The best reason for attending is that this course improves your ability to support the development of others. Our structure ensures doctors of all levels learn from each other as well as from your tutor.   We therefore regularly see delegates of all grades from FY and ST to SAS and Consultants.

Continuous professional development

This Teach the Teacher / Train the Trainer course is externally validated and accredited by CPD Healthcare. We send you an email with a link to download your certificate for 12 CPD points within two working days from the end of the event.

Further options from Oxford Medical Training

The two-day course explores teaching individuals, small group teaching and large group teaching. Other services which you may wish to consider as alternatives or additions include:

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Course Overview

  • 2 day interactive course
  • Key theories of adult education
  • Constructing effective teaching sessions
  • 1-2-1 teaching skills
  • Small group tutorial skills
  • Large group teaching skills
  • Accredited for 12 CPD points
"Best course on the market. Previously I purchased another online course and also attended a course with other companies. This was way superior."
"I feel improved, encouraged, supported and motivated to flourish as a better teacher."
"Personalised and tailored to the needs of the group. Honest feedback!"
"Amazed by how much depth was covered. Definitely recommend."
"Interactive, comprehensive and inclusive."
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