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Educational Supervisors can normally be classified as named senior/experienced clinicians or practitioners with allocated time in their week or month to support a supervisee who is on an educational course or portfolio/training pathway, in addition to providing support for trainees with other training and professional development such as peer support, giving feedback/coaching or identifying/supporting a trainee in difficulty.   

The scope of these pathways do not currently extend to apply to clinical (or professional) supervisors (normally classified as a named or on-the-day duty, more experienced clinicians who are available to answer immediate questions and debrief after patient contact about issues arising from clinical practice, including support for ARRS roles who are post-accreditation/no longer in a training programme). More information about supervision for these roles can be found on the NHS England website here

To understand these pathways, please select the supervisor profession from the options below. 

GP

GP providing Educational Supervision for the following roles: 

GP Trainee (F1, F2, ST 1, 2, 3) 

  • Pre-requisite training, qualifications & experience to become a GP trainer:  

  • At least 2 years post CCT 

  • Work minimum 4 sessions a week in the same practice 

  • Mandatory NHS England course: GP Supervisor Course  

  • Recognised historical courses: GP Supervisor Course not required where GP has completed a PG Cert in Medical Education. 

  • Approval required: Apply for NCL Educator approval. 

Clinical ARRS Roles, including: Advanced Practitioners, First Contact Practitioners, Pharmacists & Physician Associates 

  • Pre-requisite training, qualifications & experience to become an educational supervisor to ARRS roles: 

  • At least 2 years post CCT 

  • Work minimum 4 sessions a week in the same practice 

  • Mandatory NHS England course: GP Supervisor Course 

  • Recognised historical courses: GP Supervisor Course not required where a GP has completed a PG Cert in Medical Education; or completed a recognised historic course., e.g. Roadmap Supervision Course, or HEE GP Educational Supervision Course before March 2023. 

  • Approval required: Apply for NCL Educator approval. 

  • Exemptions: approval not required if a GP has completed a recognised historic course listed above before March 2023 and can show evidence of ongoing learning, feedback and reflection

Nurse

Nurse providing Educational Supervision for the following roles: 

Advanced Nurse Practitioner 

  • Pre-requisite training, qualifications & experience: 

  • Completed SSSA training 

  • In an Advanced Nurse Practitioner role with at least three years’ experience and be able to demonstrate expert knowledge and capability in the area of practice to be supervised. 

  • Mandatory NHS England course: Multi-Professional Supervisor Course 

  • Recognised historical courses: Multi-Professional Supervisor Course not required where a nurse has completed a PG Cert in Medical Education, or holds an HE fellowship, or has completed a mentorship programme with a sign off component, or has completed Roadmap Supervisor training before March 2023. 

  • Approval required: Apply for NCL Educator approval. 

  • Exemptions: approval not required if a nurse has completed pre-requisite training above before March 2023 and can show evidence of ongoing learning, feedback and reflection. 

GP Nurse Trainee (General Practice Nurse, Nurse Associate, Trainee Nurse Associate) 

  • Pre-requisite training, qualifications & experience: 

  • Completed SSSA training  

  • Mandatory NHS England course: Multi-Professional Supervisor Course 

  • Recognised historical courses: Multi-Professional Supervisor Course not required where a nurse has completed a PG Cert in Medical Education, or holds an HE fellowship, or has completed a mentorship programme with a sign off component, or has completed Roadmap Supervisor training before March 2023. 

  • Approval required: Apply for NCL Educator approval. 

  • Exemptions: approval not required if a nurse has completed pre-requisite training above before March 2023 and can show evidence of ongoing learning, feedback and reflection

Pre-registration Nurse 

  • Pre-requisite training, qualifications & experience: 

  • Completed the SSSA training 

  • Mandatory NHS England course: Multi-Professional Supervisor Course 

  • Recognised historical courses: Multi-Professional Supervisor Course not required where a nurse has completed a PG Cert in Medical Education, or holds an HE fellowship, or has completed a mentorship programme with a sign off component, or has completed Roadmap Supervisor training before March 2023. 

  • Approval required: Apply for NCL Educator approval. 

  • Exemptions: approval not required if a nurse has completed pre-requisite training above before March 2023 and can show evidence of ongoing learning, feedback and reflection

Healthcare Assistant 

  • Pre-requisite training, qualifications & experience: 

  • Competed SSSA training 

  • Mandatory NHS England course: Multi-Professional Supervisor Course 

  • Recognised historical courses: Multi-Professional Supervisor Course not required where a nurse has completed a PG Cert in Medical Education, or holds an HE fellowship, or has completed a mentorship programme with a sign off component, or has completed Roadmap Supervisor training before March 2023. 

  • Approval required: Apply for NCL Educator approval. 

  • Exemptions: approval not required if a nurse has completed pre-requisite training above before March 2023 and can show evidence of ongoing learning, feedback and reflection. 

Pharmacist

Pharmacist providing Educational Supervision for the following roles

Pharmacist 

  • Pre-requisite training, qualifications & experience to become a Designated Supervisor:  

  • Registered Pharmacist with the GPhC for at least three years, be able to demonstrate expert knowledge and capability in the area of practice to be supervised and work at least 28 hours over 4 days per week (a ‘joint tutoring’ arrangement with more than one Designated Supervisor can be made, subject to be pre-arrangement with GPhC). 

  • Completed Foundation Pharmacist Training Year  

  • Completed Pre-registration Pharmacy Training 

  • CPPE Primary care pharmacy education pathway  

  • Mandatory NHSE WTE course: Multi-Professional Educator Course 

  • Recognised historical courses: Multi-Professional Supervisor Course not required where Designated Supervisor has completed a PG Cert in Medical Education, or completed the pre-requisite training courses listed above before March 2023. 

  • Approval required: Apply for NCL Educator approval. 

  • Exemptions: approval not required if a Designated Supervisor completed the pre-requisite training listed above before March 2023 and can show evidence of ongoing learning, feedback and reflection. 

Pharmacy Technician 

  • Pre-requisite training, qualifications & experience to become a Designated Supervisor:  

  • Registered Pharmacist with the GPhC for at least three years, be able to demonstrate expert knowledge and capability in the area of practice to be supervised and work at least 28 hours over 4 days per week (a ‘joint tutoring’ arrangement with more than one Designated Supervisor can be made, subject to be pre-arrangement with GPhC). 

  • Completed Foundation Pharmacist Training Year  

  • Completed Pre-registration Pharmacy Training 

  • Mandatory NHSE WTE course: Multi-Professional Educator Course 

  • Recognised historical courses: Multi-Professional Supervisor Course not required where Designated Supervisor has completed a PG Cert in Medical Education, or completed the pre-requisite training courses listed above before March 2023. 

  • Approval required: Apply for NCL Educator approval. 

  • Exemptions: approval not required if a Designated Supervisor completed the pre-requisite training listed above before March 2023 and can show evidence of ongoing learning, feedback and reflection. 

Pre-registration Pharmacy Technician 

  • Pre-requisite training, qualifications & experience to become a Designated Supervisor:  

  • Registered Pharmacist with the GPhC for at least three years, be able to demonstrate expert knowledge and capability in the area of practice to be supervised and work at least 28 hours over 4 days per week (a ‘joint tutoring’ arrangement with more than one Designated Supervisor can be made, subject to be pre-arrangement with GPhC). 

  • Completed Foundation Pharmacist Training Year  

  • Mandatory NHSE WTE course: Multi-Professional Educator Course 

  • Recognised historical courses: Multi-Professional Supervisor Course not required where Designated Supervisor has completed a PG Cert in Medical Education, or completed the pre-requisite training courses listed above before March 2023. 

  • Approval required: Apply for NCL Educator approval. 

  • Exemptions: approval not required if a Designated Supervisor completed the pre-requisite training listed above before March 2023 and can show evidence of ongoing learning, feedback and reflection. 

ACP/FCP roles: Paramedic, MSK, Podiatrist, Dietician, Occupational Therapist

Advanced Contact Practitioner/First Contact Practitioner: Dietician, MSK, Occupational Therapist, Paramedic & Podiatrist providing Educational Supervision for the following roles: 

Advanced Clinical Practitioner Paramedic 

  • Pre-requisite training, qualifications & experience: 

  • In an Advanced Clinical Practitioner role with at least three years’ experience and be able to demonstrate expert knowledge and capability in the area of practice to be supervised. 

  • Mandatory NHS England course: Multi-Professional Supervisor Course 

  • Recognised historical courses: Multi-Professional Supervisor Course not required where an Advanced Clinical Practitioner has completed a PG Cert in Medical Education, or has completed Roadmap Supervisor training before March 2023. 

  • Approval required: Apply for NCL Educator approval. 

  • Exemptions: approval not required if an Advanced Clinical Practitioner has completed the pre-requisite training listed above before March 2023 and can show evidence of ongoing learning, feedback and reflection.

First Contact Practitioner Paramedic 

  • Pre-requisite training, qualifications & experience either: 

  • In an Advanced Clinical Practitioner role with at least three years’ experience and be able to demonstrate expert knowledge and capability in the area of practice to be supervised. 

  • Or in a First Contact Practitioner role and has completed Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the Roadmap to Supervision. 

  • Mandatory NHS England course: Multi-Professional Supervisor Course 

  • Recognised historical courses: Multi-Professional Supervisor Course not required where an Advanced Clinical Practitioner has completed a PG Cert in Medical Education, or where an Advanced Clinical Practitioner or First Contact Practitioner has completed Roadmap Supervisor training. 

  • Approval required: Apply for NCL Educator approval. 

  • Exemptions: approval not required if an Advanced Clinical Practitioner or First Contact Practitioner has completed the pre-requisite training listed above before March 2023 and can show evidence of ongoing learning, feedback and reflection. 

Physician Associate

Physician Associate providing Educational Supervision for the following roles: 

Trainee Physician Associate 

  • Pre-requisite training, qualifications & experience trainer:  

  • Qualified Physician Associate 

  • Mandatory NHS England course: Multi-Professional Supervisor Course 

  • Recognised historical courses: Multi-Professional Supervisor Course not required where Physician Associate has completed a PG Cert in Medical Education before March 2023. 

  • Approval required: Apply for NCL Educator approval