Please note

This course will be delivered via blended learning, consisting of:

– Pre-course reading (sent out two weeks before course)
– 2 day course at the Hemingford Pavilion on 22nd and 23rd Oct

– Department visits
– Clinical placement with an in-house mentor
– Final assessment undertaken by Clinical Training Limited

This accredited course runs 3 times a year for Nurses employed by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough GP Practices.

The course is 9 months in length from the core days.

The Course:

  • Open to Practice Nurses and Registered Nursing Associates employed by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough GP Practices.
  • Self-directed learning e.g library access
  • Duration – 9 months, two core days
  • Visits – 2 half days
  • Clinical placement – a minimum of 5 directly supervised sessions of clinical skills development (this may vary depending on the progress of the student) by a mentor
  • 100% attendance at study day and practical sessions are required
  • Content – A balance of theory and clinical skills


  • 85% pass is required of multi-choice exam prior to allocation to clinical placement
  • External assessor from Clinical Training Ltd will undertake a final assessment of 3 complete consultations undertaken.
  • Evidence based portfolio – all students are required to submit an evidence-based portfolio with the student’s interim and final assessment, completed competencies, reflective pieces, audit and visits (this has to be submitted to qualify).

The Process:

  1. Book your place
  2. Pre-course reading pack will be sent out 1 – 2 weeks prior to core days
  3. Core Days – these will include an exam, theory and the opportunity to have practical experience prior to their placements.
  4. In-House Mentor – every student must have a mentor to support them with the clinical aspect of the course
  5. Course leader – all students will be encouraged to use the course leader as a resource
  6. Final Assessment – This is undertaken in the students GP Practice by Clinical Training Limited
  7. Visits – all students are required to attend the cervical screening laboratory, cellular pathology and colposcopy