MANDATORY TEACHING REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL FOUNDATION DOCTORS

 

It is a requirement of your ARCP to attend a MINIMUM of 60 hours teaching - this applies to both F1s and F2s

 

F1s

 

CORE Teaching

 

The 60 hours must be made up of a MINIMUM of 30 hours of Core teaching - this is the weekly F1 teaching provided by the Foundation Team at the PGMC.  It is held every Tuesday from 13:30 to 15:45 (2hr session with 15m break)  You will be notified by email if for any reason a session needs to be cancelled.   If you cannot make the full 2hr teaching (due to exceptional circumstances) then you must attend at least 50% for the time to count.  We will record your attendance as 1hr if you attend at least 50% or 2 hrs if you attend the full session.  Any missed/short sessions due to departmental pressures must be exception reported. 

 

You can, and are encouraged, to do more than 30 hours Core teaching and all core teaching hours will count towards your 60 hour requirement.    Any remaining hours can be made up of a mixture of Core and Non-Core teaching.

 

NON-CORE Teaching

 

Non-Core teaching can be made up as follows:

 

  • Departmental Teaching – this must be FORMAL departmental teaching which means a planned session dedicated to teaching but not part of the day to day clinical work (for example ED run regular sessions dedicated to teaching the trainees off the shop floor) – All formal teaching should be evidenced by a register or attendance certificate, a copy of which should be uploaded to your portfolio.  Trainees also need to complete (on HORUS) an additional achievement; course, seminar, other learning.  Don't forget to populate your teaching log.

  • Grand Rounds

  • Simulation Training (2 x ½ day sessions making a total of 6 hours)

  • E learning you are permitted to record a MAX 12 HOURS - if you do more than 12hrs of e learning, only 12 hours will be counted towards your total teaching hours. PLEASE NOTE: The allowance of 12 hrs e-learning is for the 2019-20 year only.  For 2020-21 onward the max e-learning permitted to count will be 6 hours

 

 

F2s

 

CORE Teaching

 

The 60 hours must be made up of a MINIMUM of 30 hours of Core teaching

This must include a minimum of 24 hours Regional Teaching days (each day is recorded at 6 hours)

The remaining 6 hours can be made up from further regional days or from local Foundation Specific training delivered by the PGMC and these dates are on the teaching calendar.

You can, and are encouraged, to do more than 30 hours Core teaching and all core teaching hours will count towards your 60 hour requirement.    Any remaining hours can be made up of a mixture of Core and Non-Core teaching.

 

NON-CORE Teaching

 

Non-Core teaching can be made up as follows:

 

  • Departmental Teaching (same requirement as F1 above)

  • GP Learning Sets (each day is recorded as 6 hours)

  • Grand rounds

  • Simulation training (2 x ½ day sessions making a total of 6 hours)

  • E learning you are permitted to record a MAX 12 HOURS - if you do more than 12hrs of e learning, only 12 hours will be counted towards your total teaching hours.  PLEASE NOTE: The allowance of 12 hrs e-learning is for the 2019-20 year only.  For 2020-21 onward the max e-learning permitted to count will be 6 hours

 

Additional Information

E LEARNING

 

We are aware that HORUS stipulates a maximum of 6 hours e learning can count to both F1 and F2 non-core teaching,  however locally the Foundation School Committee have agreed FOR THIS YEAR ONLY (Aug 2019-July 2020) a regional maximum of 12 hours will apply.  With effect from next year (Aug 2020) the National standard of a maximum of 6 hours will apply.

 

What Cannot Count towards the 60 hours

 

The following cannot contribute to the 60 hours:

  • Statutory and Mandatory Training (although SIM training is mandatory, it has been agreed that attendance can count towards your 60 hours)

  • Induction Sessions

  • ILS/ALS/equivalent

  • Ward Rounds

  • Bedside Teaching

  • Non formal departmental teaching

  • Other foundation training requirements such as assessments / core procedures / SLEs

If you have any questions or queries please contact the Foundation Programme Team on 30496 or

plh-tr.pgmcfoundation@nhs.net

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