Becoming an Educator or Learning Organisation

Becoming an Educator or Learning Organisation in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is a rewarding way of enhancing your skills and supporting the next generation of local Primary Care staff.

PCN Training Teams

HEE have funded a pilot for 11PCNs to help build PCN training teams, expanding local support for all roles in General Practice. We have received applications and places have been accepted with the project kicking off in February 2023.

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Becoming a Learning Organisation

What are the benefits for your organisation

Becoming a learning organisation in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is a rewarding way of supporting the next generation and recruitment in Primary Care. Hosting learners that offer a wealth of enthusiasm can have a positive impact across your practice and provides opportunities to keep in touch with new developments. It is also an extra pair of medical hands for appointments with patients. Being recognised as a Learning Organisation is an indication of high standards of organisation and educational support.

What is required as a Learning Organisation

Click here for more information from HEE about becoming a Learning Organisation. You will also find some useful information to support you in your application below:

  • Supporting new Educators when applying as a Learning Organisation
    Before submitting your application as a Learning Organisation, you will need to ensure you have approved Educators. To support your GP Educators in what is involved for each tier visit HEE’s website here, and for more information on how to support an ACP Educator click here.
  • Supporting your learner as a Practice Manager
    Here is a helpful guide of all the things you need to consider as a Practice Manager.

 

How do you become a Learning Organisation

Now you are ready to become a Learning Organisation, get in touch with your local Training Programme Directors, to discuss your application and complete the form.

As part of your application, you will need to provide the name of the placement manager as well as the named educational lead for each of the professional groups (this could be the same person for all).

Learning Organisation Application Form

 

Where we can help you

We are excited to support your practice in becoming a Learning Organisation, if you have questions before you send your application through, please get in touch via the ‘Contact Us’ tab or email cpth.qualityteam@nhs.net.

We are currently offering funding for first time Learning Organisation applications: If you are in a Practice that is not currently an approved Learning Organisation, the Practice will receive £2,000. Please note funding will be paid for applications submitted by Sunday 30th April 2023 and interviews completed during May and June for approval in July 2023. Application submission is not a guarantee of funding being reserved and paid, this will be reviewed alongside any other funding applications to become a Learning Organisation and we will be in touch to confirm the funding allocation.

 

 

What happens once you are approved

Great news, you have been approved!! Next, you will receive a recognition letter, results of the formal assessment as well as your approval anniversary date.  The Training Hub will inform the Training Programme Director of your approval status, who will then be in touch to arrange your placements.

On-going quality monitoring will form an important part of your approval and collecting regular learner feedback for your organisation will support you in the process of ensuring high standards of training are maintained in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area.

There are a number of payments that Practices may be entitled to, click here for more information from HEE .

Becoming an Educator

What are the benefits?

Being involved in the training of GPs and ACPs can be one of the most rewarding and stimulating aspects of a career. Becoming an Educator in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is an opportunity to enhance your skills, remain up to date with clinical development, offers variety and supports the next enthusiastic generation.

What is required?

Educator training is designed by, and mainly delivered by HEE, either directly or in collaboration with local universities.

Applicant Checklist

  • Applicants must be working within the East of England
  • Tier 3 educators must have MRCGP. For tier 2 educators this is desirable.
  • Applicants must be at least 1 year post-CCT if applying to become a tier 2 educator
  • Applicants must be at least 2 years post-CCT if applying to become a tier 3 educator and working in an existing learning organisation, or, 3 years post-CCT if not working in an existing learning organisation.
  • Applicants should ordinarily be on the Medical Performers List
  • Educators previously approved by other deaneries are recognised by the East of England
  • Applications should be made within one year of completing the relevant tiered educator training. Eligibility outside of that timeframe would have need to have been granted by the Head of School

Before you reach the application & interview stage, there are 5 stages you will need to undertake. These stages can be completed in any order and build upon educational theory. Most elements are available for remote learning so you can complete at your own pace.

1. E-Learning: via eLfH

2. Educational theory: University Day (ARU) (unless you have a previous educational qualification) here – NEW DATES ADDED

3. Medical Education Fundamentals: (HEE) General Educator Training Videos– details here

4. GP School Specific Educator Training(HEE) Video Packs here:
Fundamental Pack – for all Tiers; 2a, 2b and 3
Intermediate Pack – for Tiers 2b and 3 only
Advanced Pack – for Tier 3 only

5. Online Tutorial (HEE):
After you have completed the video packs relevant to your Tier, you will need to book an online tutorial with HEE to discuss your learning. The length of the online tutorial will vary depending on the Tier you wish to apply for but will be between 1 and 3.5 hours. You can find dates and booking details here. 

 

For more detail on the work that is involved for each of the tiers visit. Here is a helpful 9 Minute video with Brendon O’Leary, which helps to explain the steps needed to become a GP Educator.

If you have any questions or queries or concerns about the process please email c.tilbury@nhs.net or for general questions communityschools.eoe@hee.nhs.uk

Multi-professional advanced practitioners are a growing part of the modern healthcare workforce, click here for more information on what is required as an ACP Educator.

Applicant Checklist

  • You are a Coordinating Educational Supervisor of Advanced Practice (AP) trainees
  • You have been working in an Advanced Practitioner role for at least 3 years
  • Have the agreement of your line manager to become a Coordinating Educational Supervisor for Advanced Practice trainees in the future

Before you reach the application & interview stage, there are several stages you will need to undertake, click here for more details on training requirements .

How to become an Educator

Now you are ready to become an Educator, get in touch with your local Training Programme Directors, to discuss your application and complete the form.

New Educator Approval Form

Where we can help you

We are excited to support you in your journey as an Educator, if you have questions before you send your application through, please get in touch via the ‘Contact Us’ tab or email cpth.qualityteam@nhs.net.

If you’d like to join up with other local GPs and develop as Educators together, click here to join our second Supporting Future Educators cohort. We are pleased to be able to offer funding to support this, visit the link above for further information.

 

 

What happens once you’re approved

Great news, you have been approved!! Next, you will receive a recognition letter, results of the formal assessment as well as your approval anniversary date.  The Training Hub will inform the Training Programme Director of your approval status, who will then be in touch with you and your Learning Organisation to arrange learner placements.

On-going quality monitoring will form an important part of your approval and collecting regular learner feedback will support you in the process of ensuring high standards of training are maintained in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area.

There are a number of payments that Educators may be entitled to, click here for more information.