Become an FSRH Registered Trainer

Why Become a FSRH Registered Trainer?

We are pleased that you are interested in submitting an FRT application.  We are keen to receive applications from doctors and nurses interested in delivering training for the FSRH Diploma and Letters of Competence. 

Becoming a FSRH Registered Trainer (FRT) is an excellent way to maintain and develop your educational and SRH skills and knowledge. FRTs are central to the delivery of the Diploma and Letters of Competence, ensuring the provision of safe and effective sexual and reproductive health care in community, primary and secondary care settings.

Please read How to become a FRT before progressing your application.

"Over the years the FSRH has recognized the role nurses could play and has been highly supportive of nurse development. Nurses now have the opportunity to impart their knowledge to those new to the field and we should embrace this opportunity." Read our blog by Caroline Gumbley, a nurse who is a Faculty Registered Trainer for FSRH

The FSRH Diploma is currently being revised and we anticipate that the next medical education training course will take place in the first half of 2020.  Other routes to FSRH Registered Trainer status are available.  Please see the Eligibility Requirements tab below.  The FSRH is offering four £500 bursaries for attendance at alternative medical education courses.

 

Eligibility Requirements

We are keen to receive applications from doctors and nurses interested in training for the FSRH Diploma and Letters of Competence.  Please read How to become a FRT before progressing your application.

You must hold relevant qualification or accreditation in medical education. We accept any of the following:

  • Postgraduate course in Medical Education for Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (University of Keele or Worcester) within the last 5 years.
  • Current GMC recognition as a GP trainer 
  • Current recognition as a GMC Recognised Trainer
  • Successful completion of an NMC approved Nurse Mentorship in Practice Course and continued recognition via annual update.
  • Successful completion of Academy of Medical Educators (AoME) accredited courses (within the last 5 years). We do not accept all AoME accredited courses and therefore may request additional information to support your application.
  • Current Member or Fellow of the AoME. (Associate and Student membership not applicable.)
  • Successful completion of a Advance Higher Education (Advance HE) (formerly known as the Higher Education Academy (HEA)) accredited course (within the last 5 years). We may request additional information to support your application.
  • Current Fellow, Senior Fellow or Principal Fellow of Advance HE
  • Awarded a Post Graduate Certificate in Medical/Clinical/Healthcare Education (within the last 5 years).

How to apply

To apply please complete the application form and submit any requested evidence.  

Please read How to become a FRT before progressing your application.

Before sending your FRT application to us, you will need to find a General Training Programme Director (GTPD) who will need to sign off your application. This GTPD is who you intend to train under. To find your closest Training Programme, please view our 'Find a Trainer/Programme' map. You will need to login to access this. 

Please return your completed application to education@fsrh.org

Fee

There is no fee for an application for FSRH Registered Trainer status. Course fees vary according to the provider (see Eligibility Requirements for the list).

 

Contact Us

For further information or enquiries please use education@fsrh.org.

FRT Policies

FRT recertification

Requirements for recertification of FSRH Registered Trainer (FRT) status for trainers holding the  FSRH Postgraduate Course in Medical Education (SRH) (previously delivered by Keele University) or LoC MEd

How to apply

You can apply for recertification via the relevant forms which you can download, fill in and send back to FSRH when complete. Or, you can fill in the form online. Before filling in the online form, please have all the relevant information to hand before starting, you will not be able to save the form and then revisit later, the form must be completed in one sitting. You will also need a stable internet connection while completing the online form.

Please make sure to apply for recertification not more than six months before your recertification date and no later than six weeks afterwards. To recertify as an FRT, you need:

  • To hold a current license to practice from GMC/NMC.
  • Each yearly subscription paid when due.
  • Recertification of primary qualification up-to-date.
  • 50 credits in core SRH (in this total you may count the credits used to recertify your primary qualification).
  • 10 credits for participation in approved training in adult educational techniques including those approved by other Colleges (RCOG/RCP/RCGP/RCN).
  • Evidence of at least 15 teaching activities over 5 years

You can find a calendar of CPD courses, meetings and events on our website.

Evidence of CPD activity

You do not always need evidence of CPD activity when you are applying for recertification. However, the General Training Committee audits 10% of all applications and reserves the right to ask for supporting documentation for all your activity.

 You should also keep your CPD documentation for your annual appraisals, which form part of your GMC Revalidation (every five years) or NMC registration (every three years).

Useful resources - RCGP's Women's Health Library

 Bringing together national guidance, resources produced and accredited by the RCGP, and resources from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH), the Women's Health Library is a resource relevant to GPs and other primary healthcare professionals.

The Library is divided into four sections for ease of use with the free resources clearly marked:

  • Maternal Health
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Pre-Menopause
  • Peri/Post Menopause

Access the library here.

Failure to recertify when due

Please also see the recertification homepage.

If you do not apply for recertification within six weeks of the date due, your qualification is deemed to have lapsed.  Your FRT status must be current for you to continue as an FRT.  If you apply to be recertified more than 12 months after your recertification date, the General Training Committee has the discretion to approve your application, under two conditions: 

1. you have met all the CPD requirements 
2. you provide a letter from your General Training Programme Director supporting your application.

You can apply for an extension of your recertification date by filling in this online form. We will get back in touch with you shortly.  

Requirements for recertification of Faculty Registered Trainer (FRT) status for NHS Education local Deanery approved GP Trainers (not holding the FSRH Postgraduate Course in Medical Education (SRH) or LoC MEd)

How to apply

You can apply for recertification via the relevant forms which you can download, fill in and send back to FSRH when complete. Or, you can fill in the form online. Before filling in the online form, please have all the relevant information to hand before starting it, you will not be able to save it and then revisit it later, it must be completed in one sitting:

Please make sure to apply for recertification not more than six months before your recertification date and no later than six weeks afterwards.

FRTs who came through the Deanery approved GP Trainer route

The General Training Committee recognises that current GP Trainers (as approved under the NHS GP training framework across the UK) undertake ongoing medical education as part of the requirements to maintain their skills and knowledge as GP Trainers. To reflect the need to show competence in specific FSRH training qualifications, FRTs who are approved GP Trainers and do not possess the FSRH Postgraduate Course in Medical Education (SRH) or LoC MEd will be required to recertify as FRTs using a modified form of the requirements for non-GP Trainers.  Should you cease to be an approved GP Trainer, you may continue as an FRT provided you are able to fulfil the recertification requirements for holders of the LoC MEd or FSRH Postgraduate Course in Medical Education.

Recertification for a GP Trainer who also holds the LoC MEd or FSRH Postgraduate Course in Medical Education (SRH)

GP Trainers who possess a FSRH Postgraduate Course in Medical Education (SRH) or LoC MEd should recertify using the form for trainers holding the FSRH Postgraduate Course in Medical Education (SRH) or LoC MEd. FRT status achieved through the LoC MEd or FSRH Postgraduate Course in Medical Education (SRH) route cannot be recertified once it has lapsed. 

To recertify as an FRT, you need:

  • To hold a current license to practice from GMC/NMC.
  • Each yearly subscription paid when due.
  • Recertification of DFSRH/MFSRH/FFSRH.
  • 50 credits in core SRH (in this total you may count the credits used to recertify your FFSRH/MFSRH/FSRH Diploma qualification).

Failure to recertify when due

If you do not apply for recertification within six weeks of the due date, your qualification is deemed to have lapsed.  Your FRT status must be current to continue as an FRT.

 

Intellectual Property Rights

All intellectual property rights for any FSRH qualification including documents, materials and content belonging to and produced by the FSRH should not be used for purposes other than FSRH training. Should you wish to use any of the IPR for purposes other than FSRH training you must seek the FSRH’s approval in writing with your request via our copyright request form. We aim to respond to submissions of this nature within one working week.

Contact US

Please contact the Education and Development Officer on 020 7724 5620 / edassistant@fsrh.org to discuss this.