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.
"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.
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
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).
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- Personal beliefs guidance: to have read the 6 principles of care as outlined in the “Guidance for those undertaking or recertifying FSRH qualifications whose personal beliefs conflict with the provision of abortion or any method of contraception” and agree to abide by them in practice.
- All FSRH related practical training must be conducted in suitably approved clinical premises that meet Care Quality Commission (CQC) standards, local health and safety and Trust provisions.
- All clinicians, teachers and assessors are expected to work within their professional standards and guidelines. You are referred to the statements on probity and teaching and training, appraising and assessing in the ‘Good Medical Practice’ document published by the General Medical Council the standards for mentors, practice teachers and teachers in the ‘Standards to support learning and assessment in practice’ published by the Nursing & Midwifery Council (2008)
- Intellectual Property Rights; all intellectual property rights for any FSRH course 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.
- Compliments and Complaints; if you have any feedback about the FRT application process, please visit our compliments and complaints webpage.