Train the Trainer

Postgraduate Award in Clinical Education

MATA are thrilled to now offer the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Education – tailored for doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, including the medical device industry.
The training from Healthcare Skills equips delegates – who have a responsibility for training colleagues within their professional remit – with the skills and knowledge that will allow them to deliver structured, measured and effective teaching strategies.  To date, it has been delivered to more than 1,000 people at various venues across the United Kingdom and Europe since 2007.
The qualification – issued by UK education awarding body, EduQual – maps directly to guidance for postgraduate medical education referenced by the General Medical Council via the Framework for the Professional Development of Postgraduate Medical Supervisors.
The GMC’s Generic Standards for Training require that doctors with additional designated educational  roles must demonstrate ability as effective trainers.
It is delivered through formal presentations, structured delegate participation and clinical skills sessions administered and facilitated by clinical educators with the defining experience and qualifications.
The key elements formally assessed are:
  • Education theory
  • Effective lecturing/presentation skills
  • Ability to instruct participants to teach effectively
  • Teaching a clinical skill
  • Education session plan
  • The art of critique and appraisal
The course utilises blended learning techniques, including an online pre-course component, a two-day classroom-based practical session and a post-course online written assessment. It enables delegates to improve their ability to present, instruct and demonstrate clinical/technical skills to others.
Previous presentations of the course have received high praise from medical professionals who have attended.