Become a FSRH Registered Trainer (FRT)

Are you an educator, interested in delivering training on Women’s Health in General Practice? Find out more about becoming an FSRH Registered Trainer below

How to become a FSRH Registered Trainer (FRT)

Interest is welcomed from doctors and nurses who would like to be involved in delivering training for the FSRH Diploma and Letters of Competence as part of the Training Hub’s Clinical Skills Programmes.

Becoming an FRT is an excellent way to maintain and develop your educational and SRH skills and knowledge. FRTs are central to the delivery of the Diploma and Letters of Competence, ensuring the provision of safe and effective sexual and reproductive health care in community, primary and secondary care settings.

Trainers directly deliver teaching and assessments to ensure that those undertaking the
qualifications are achieving the required knowledge, skills and behaviours to become safe and
competent practitioners. FRTs must have the skills to provide one-to-one clinical teaching, carry out teaching in small groups, set learning objectives and carry out both formative and summative
assessments in the context of the relevant syllabus and curriculum.

FRTs work alongside the Training Hub’s Training Programme Director and FSRH staff to support the delivery of local training.


Eligibility Requirements

Those who wish to apply for FSRH Registered Trainer (FRT) status are required to meet the
following entry requirements:

  • Current GMC/NMC registration with licence to practise.
  • Current DFSRH, MFSRH or FFSRH with your membership subscription current, and
    recertified/up to date with all CPD).
  • At least 12 months’ current experience providing sexual and reproductive health care.
  • At least 12 months’ current experience of intrauterine contraception and/or sub-dermal
    implant provision if wishing to teach Letters of Competence (LoCs).


You must hold relevant qualification or accreditation in medical education. FSRH accept any of the following:

  • Current listing on the GMC register as a “trainer recognised by the GMC (named
    ©FSRH 2021, published by General Training Committee (updated 27 October 2021) Page 2 of 4 educational or clinical supervisors)”
  • Current listing on the GMC register as “Approved by the GMC as a GP trainer”
  • Successful completion of the Postgraduate course in Medical Education for Sexual
    and Reproductive Healthcare (University of Keele or Worcester) within the last 5
  • Successful completion of a university accredited postgraduate course in medical/
    clinical/ healthcare teaching or education and been awarded a minimum of 15 credits
    at Level 6 or 7 within the last 5 years.
  • Successful completion of Academy of Medical Educators (AoME) accredited courses
    (within the last 5 years). FSRH do not accept all AoME accredited courses and
    therefore may request additional information to support your application.
  • Current Member or Fellow of the AoME. (Associate and Student membership not
  • Successful completion of an Advance Higher Education (Advance HE) (formerly
    known as the Higher Education Academy (HEA)) accredited course (within the last 5
    years). FSRH may request additional information to support your application.
  • Current Fellow, Senior Fellow or Principal Fellow of the Advance HE.


*Please note that where the qualification was achieved more than 5 years ago, the FSRH will require additional evidence that you have maintained your competence.


You will need to be knowledgeable about the syllabus, regulations, e-portfolio and other documentation related to FSRH qualifications and be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the following documents which you will find on the FSRH website:

  • Duties and tasks of a General Training Programme Director
  • Training requirements for the FSRH Diploma
  • Guidelines for primary trainer for clinical experience and assessment
  • Guidelines for assessors for clinical experience and assessment
  • LoC IUT application and requirements
  • LoC SDI application and requirements
  • FRT recertification requirements
  • Managing Trainees in Difficulty


Personal beliefs guidance:

  • You should read the 6 principles of care as outlined in the Guidance for those undertaking or recertifying FSRH qualifications whose personal beliefs conflict with the provision of abortion or any method of contraception and agree to abide by them in practice.
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If you are working within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and are interested in becoming an FRT with the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough DFSRH Programme, get in touch with us via email at