Clinical Educator Programme

GMC Recognition of Trainers manual

Requirements for the recognition of trainers in Scotland.

In 2012, the General Medical Council (GMC)  issued guidelines regarding the Recognition of Trainers, to ensure that trainers in the ‘named’ roles not only had sufficient training for their educational role, but also sufficient time in which to perform that role. 

Trainers requiring to be recognised include:

  • all undergraduate teachers performing one of the ‘named’ roles
  • all secondary-care trainers performing one of the ‘named’ roles
  • GP trainers who supervise foundation trainees only and who are not already approved
  • Non-medically qualified trainers performing one of the ‘named’ roles (e.g. healthcare science, public health).


Related links

Recognition of Trainers manual

 - NHS Lothian guidelines.