The five-day Prospective Educational Supervisor Course (PESC)

Category: GP - Other

Date: January 31st 2013 until March 28th 2013

Location: Eastwood Park, Fairfield, Gloucestershire GL12 8DA

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In order to become an Educational Supervisor/GP Trainer you need to attend a 5-day Prospective Educational Supervisor Course (PESC).

These are held about twice a year and are a requirement to apply to become an educational supervisor. They are five days long; the first two are residential followed by three further single non-residential days with two weeks between each one. There are usually about 18 to 24 participants.

The format is a mixture of small and large group work. Most of the time is spent in a small group of about six participants. The small groups are led by experienced facilitators. The work is mostly experiential and will equip you well to start on your journey as a GP Educational Supervisor. You will discover about your own learning style and also some adult education theory.

You will be asked to bring a DVD of some of your own consultations and also one teaching session that you have conducted. You will have lots of opportunities to teach your peers and get useful feedback in a structured way from your peers. On one of the days GPSTs and F2s will bring DVD consultations, ethical and management problems to be taught by you.

You will spend time learning about the MRCGP exam from experienced examiners and recent successful candidates. Afterwards, you will be required to complete an assignment based upon what you have learnt on the course.

The next Prospective Educational Supervisors (Trainers) Courses are
  • 31 January and 1 February (residential), 28 February, 14 March and 28 March
  • 17 and 18 October (residential), 7 November, 21 November and 5 December

These are held at Eastwood Park, Fairfield, Gloucestershire. The cost of the course is £500, but this will be reimbursed after initial approval as a GP Educational Supervisor.