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During Year One you will be expected to pass the following mandatory training of which you will received notifications of your specified dates once we book them in with your rota coordinator/department: 

  • 2 half day SIM sessions

  • Intermediate Life Support - ILS

  • Advanced Life Support - ALS 

All this training is organised by the Foundation Team here at PGMC - you do NOT need to book this directly yourselves.


F1 teaching takes place every Tuesday from 13.30 - 15.45 at the PGMC.  This is mandatory, bleep free, protected teaching time and starts in August each year.  Confirmation of dates will be sent out to all F1s.  If for any reason the a session needs to be cancelled, you will be notified by email. 

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We want you to get the most out of your weekly teaching sessions, which is protected, bleep free time. Therefore, please note the following guidelines, please read these guidelines in conjunction with our formal teaching policy.

  • Your department has to release you for teaching.  If, for any reason, you can not be released, then you must complete an exception report, for more information contact Karen Cummings.

  • When you are released for teaching you must attend teaching and not use the time for personal matters.  You are welcome to take your lunch in to the teaching session - Please make sure you give yourself time to purchase/prepare your lunch before the start of the session and take any rubbish away with you.  

  • You must sign in and out at reception.  If you do not sign in then the session will not be counted as attended teaching 

  • It is mandatory for you to attend 60 hours of all teaching sessions available, this is an ARCP requirement - this must be made up of a minimum of 30 hours core teaching with the other 30 hours made up of additional core teaching or non-core teaching.  

  • If you are late or have to leave early, due to exceptional circumstances, as long as you have attended at least 50% (1hr) of the session (not including the break), a min of 1hr will be counted towards your 60 hours.  If you think you will be below the 50%, then you must exception report as non-attendance.  

You can find the full teaching policy HERE

More details on Exception Reporting

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