Educational Supervisors Training Package

Delivery Method: Blended Learning

Effective educational supervision is at the core of postgraduate training in all medical specialties. It follows that a clear understanding of the roles and responsibilities is fundamental to effective educational supervision. There are a number of competencies required to facilitate good educational supervision so that the trainee’s opportunities for professional development are maximised. Unfortunately, a small percentage of trainee’s experience problems during the course, of their postgraduate training. In these circumstances skilled help is required to assess and enable progress. 

Health Education England's blended learning course is designed to provide consultants new to educational and clinical supervision with the skills to support our trainees in the workplace.  We also welcome onto the programme senior trainees that are close to CCT that will be soon undertake the role of Educational Supervisor.

Support for Educational Supervisors around LTFTT

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has developed an e-learning session for Educational Supervisors of less than full time (LTFT) trainee doctors. The session aims to equip healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills to effectively supervise a LTFT trainee and raise awareness of the supervisors’ responsibilities.

HEE is committed to improving Junior Doctors’ working lives and championing flexible working more broadly. With work/life balance highlighted as a mounting concern to doctors in training, and the risk of “burnout” affecting recruitment and retention in some specialties, the need for increased understanding and positive promotion of Less than Full Time Training is essential.

Course Outline

  • 20-25 minute e-learning session for supervision of a less than full time trainee

  • Your duties as a supervisor of a LTFT trainee under the Equality Act 2010

  • The implications of LTFT training in relation to Certificates of Completion Training (CCT) dates, Annual Reviews of Competence Progression (ARCPs) and training extensions

  • What LTFT training is and reasons why trainees may wish to apply

  • The benefits of LTFT training

  • How LTFT training is arranged and the different types of post arrangements available.

    Target Audience

  • Highly recommended for completion by all Educational Supervisors, Training Programme Directors and Heads of School

  • All information on the Educational Supervisors learning package can be found on the following Trainer Resources SharePoint site

  • If you already have an account with e-LfH you can log in at this stage to access the content. Otherwise please register for an account using your work email address. 

Medical Supervisors e-learning

The eLearning elements of the course can be accessed via the eLearning for Healthcare Educator's Hub.  If you do not already have a login for eLearning for Healthcare, you can easily register using your NHS email address.  

Course Outline

The format of blended e-learning & face to face delivery will consist of online modules and a half day face to face classroom session to complete the course. 

The online learning will take approximately 3 hours to complete.  Please note that you must be logged into the eLfH site for these links to work.

You can find the mandatory e-learning modules, along with some optional modules which can be taken in the Trainer Resources SharePoint site. 

It is important to complete all sections of e-learning before attending the half day face to face training session and to bring evidence of completion to the face-to-face session.  You can download an activity report in eLearning for Healthcare by visiting the 'my activity' section.

HEE recognise that there are many ways for educators to evidence their training as a supervisor and that training will be discussed as part of Trust appraisal.  We have added a document at the bottom of this page setting out some suggested equivalent training that may be undertaken to avoid the need to refresh training provided by HEE.

Please note that HEE are unable to resolve enrollment or password reset issues on the eLfH Hub. Should you encounter an issue, please use the following link 

ES Face to Face - on-line booking - MaxCourse

All course dates are available to view via MaxCourse.  

To book your place at one of the Face to Face Sessions to complete your training, please click on this link:  MaxCourse  or below to create your user account, following the instructions below: 

Click on ‘New user – start here’

After you have created your account, you will need to ensure that the following additional fields in ‘User Details’ are completed in order to be able to book onto a course:

Profession – Select Educational Supervisor, plus any additional professions that apply.  This will be used to confirm you are applying for courses relevant to your current grade i.e. not all courses are open to all to attend.  Some are specific to your professions, grades etc.

The following fields can be found under ‘Personal details’ in the ‘User Details’ section:

  • Gender

  • Main occupation – please select the one that best describes your current grade

  • Specialty – Select from drop down list

  • Trust – Select appropriate trust or ‘Not trust based’ if that is applicable

Once you have created your account, you can search for the available dates:

  • Log In

  • From the right hand-side of the screen enter 'Educational Supervision Half-Day Face-to-Face Workshop' in the search courses field.  This will then bring up all current course dates

  • Select the date you wish to book

  • Then at the top of the screen, next to availability click 'Add to Basket'

  • Select 'View Basket'

  • And then finally 'Checkout'

Click on ‘My Courses’ to see the list of courses you are booked to attend.