GP Trainers & Educators

Below you will find a collection of information and resources to support GP Trainers and Educators.

Please do get in touch via the ‘Contact Us’ tab or email if you are looking for something that’s not listed.


Overview of Process

Being involved in the training of GP Trainees or Foundation Doctors in GP posts can be one of the most rewarding and stimulating aspects of a GP career.

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

You will need to undertake 5 elements to qualify as an educator – these can currently be undertaken in any order and build upon educational theory. Most elements are available for remote learning, at your own pace, or you can get in touch with the Training Hub ( if you’d like to join up with other local GPs developing together through the CPTH Supporting Future Educators Programme.

Here is an explanatory 9 Minute video with Brendon O’Leary, which explains the steps needed to become a GP Educator.

More Information

If you are interested in becoming a GP Educator or Learning Organisation, please click here for more information.

Available Funding

We do not currently have any funding on offer for becoming a Tier 2b/Tier 3 Trainer or Learning Organisation.


Click on the links for details of the course and the bursaries offered by HEEoE:

University of Cambridge Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education

HEEoE Educator Bursaries – PG Certificate/PG Diploma

The next round of bursary applications opens 29th March 2021 (closes 19th April 2021) for courses commencing in September/October 2021.


New Educator Support

Find your local training group:

Peterborough: contact and

  • Formal sessions – 16th March, 19th May, 20th July, 15th Sept
  • Informal drop-ins (if people have queries) – 17th Feb, 20th April, 16th June, 17th Aug

All sessions run between 1-2.30. Currently on zoom.

Cambridge: contact

  • Small groups 2-4pm Wednesday Feb 2nd (locations TBA)
  • Small group 2-4pm Wednesday March 2nd (locations TBA)
  • Trainers study day: May11th. 9am-4:30pm Barrington Hall, Barrington.

The small groups are informal sessions where attendees can speak openly with each other.

West Cambs: (awaiting info)

Reapproval Information

Click here to access all the documents you need and guidance on the new reapproval process for GP Educators/Learning Organisations.

Training Updates for Current Trainers:

CPD/ ESR Payments and Debrief times- Talking Heads video

First in a series with Janet Rutherford, Primary Care Dean and Sally Derrick, Head of School for General practice

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Bystander Training

As part of their Anti-racism strategy, Primary Care School have commissioned 12 Active Bystander Training workshops, facilitated by the Active Bystander Training Company. The first 3 dates are available to book now.

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Top up Training Video for GP Educational Supervisors

This video resource provides an overview of the differences between a first contact practitioner and an advanced practitioner and also explains what masters level practice is and how it is evidenced in a portfolio. The video also provides additional information for GP trainers to understand how best to support allied health professionals moving into primary care at masters level of practice.

Watch Here

Webinars and Videos from HEEoE

Now available on HEEoE website.


FCP Supervisor Training Course

New training opportunities for Advanced Clinical Practitioners and GPs to become First Contact Practitioner Supervisors, to support the new Primary Care workforce.

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GP Educator Development Day

A development day for GP Educators working across the East of England- 18th May 2022

Book Here

Additional Resources:

CRUK GP Trainer Hub

Supporting GPs in England delivering the RCGP curriculum for prevention, screening and early diagnosis of cancer. Cancer Research UK's 'One-stop' hub for GP trainers to use with their GP trainees and other primary care clinicians is free, quick and easy to access.

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Resources for GP Educators

An excellent channel of videos for e-portfolio for GP educators from Fourteen Fish.

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