Becoming an Educator

Please note that the opportunities listed below are open to Bedfordshire and Luton at the moment but we are talking to Thames Valley to try to replicate a similar offer for Milton Keynes. If you are a practice or aspiring trainer in Milton Keynes, please do still contact us and we can register your interest with Thames Valley. If you are already scheduled to attend a training cohort with Thames Valley please contact us.

Funded offer for new Educators or Learning Organisations 

BLMK ICS Primary Care Training Hub is pleased to be able to offer a funded route to new Trainers or Training Practices to train and gain approval. There are only a limited number of spaces available and the deadline for applying with the Training Hub is 1st October 2022.

Applications will be reviewed, and places given based on current demand for expansion.

We would encourage new trainers to consider training to Tier 3 level as we can facilitate an introductory first 6 months or first placement working at a Tier 2 level to help you gain confidence if required.

Please see below for the details of this opportunity:

Funding

New Tier 2 Trainers

The Training Hub will reimburse the practice £1,000 which covers approximately 13 hours of time to complete the required training.

The funding can be used to either pass onto the Trainer for them to complete the training requirements in their own time or for the practice to release the Trainer for additional study leave to enable completion of the training. This is to be decided between the Trainer and their practice.

New Tier 3 Trainers

The Training Hub will reimburse the practice £2,000 which covers approximately 26 hours of time to complete the required training.

The funding can be used to either pass onto the Trainer for them to complete the training requirements in their own time or for the practice to release the Trainer for additional study leave to enable completion of the training. This is to be decided between the Trainer and their practice.

New Training Practices

The Training Hub will fund £500 to each new Training Practice to cover approximately 10 hours of Practice / Placement Manager time to work on the approval and work with an established Training Practice to gain support and advice.

The Training Hub will fund a reciprocal £500 to each established Training Practice to cover approximately 10 hours of Practice / Placement Manager time to support the new Training Practice prepare for approval.

All funding offers will be paid to the relevant practices upon confirmation of approved application.

Training requirements

The training required for each of the training levels is described on the HEE Primary Care School website. Please see below for links and routes.

Training Link
Tier 2b Associate Trainer Training Tier 2b Associate Trainer | East of England (hee.nhs.uk)
Tier 3 GP Trainer Training Tier 3 GP Trainer | East of England (hee.nhs.uk)
New Learning Organisation process Prospective Organisations | East of England (hee.nhs.uk)

The training can be undertaken in any order with the exception of the Tutorial session which needs to be attended last.

It is advised that you complete your Educator application form as you progress through your training ready for your interview after completion. The application form can be found here: New Educator Application Form v1

The application form for new Learning Organisations can be found here:

New Learning Organisation Approval Form v1

We have previously held an information event and we would invite you to watch the recording here to help answer any queries you may have. If you have any remaining questions after watching this session please email Dr Sadaf Javed sadafjaved@nhs.net or Hannah Baker Hannah.baker11@nhs.net and we will be happy to answer any questions individually.

There is an application form that will need to be returned to express your interest and intent to meet the commitments. The application form is at the end of this document Funded offer to become a GP Trainer or Training Practice – information sheet and EOI form (Feb 2024).

There are some commitments attached to receiving these funded offers and they are set out in the information sheet and application form linked to above.