FSRH Registered Trainers (FRTs) and General Training Programme Directors (GTPDs) will find a resource library below of various documents and information which will support the delivery of the FSRH Diploma and Letters of Competence.
Clinical Experience and Assessment Materials for the FSRH Diploma (2013) pathway
The information below is only relevant for FRTs who are supporting trainees on the Diploma 2013 pathway which has been extended due to COVID-19. This pathway will finally close on 1 December 2021 so your trainees must complete all assessments before then.
The Diploma 2013 pathway is not open to new applicants. Please see our separate Education & Training pages about the Redesigned FRSH Diploma (DFSRH) for information about current requirements.
*The full range of Diploma clinical experience and assessment forms are available in the NES e-portfolio. Please log into your NES e-portfolio and select Menu, then Blank Forms to generate examples.
Completing assessments remotely during COVID-19 for current DFSRH candidates
In order to support current Diploma candidates completing their assessments, we have agreed that clinical assessments can be carried out remotely under certain circumstances:
For Assessments of Clinical Practice (ACPs), face-to-face, telephone or video consultations are all acceptable.
The candidate may not use any templates or pro-formas.
The FSRH registered trainer (FRT) must be in the same room as the candidate.
For Reflections and Discussions of Clinical Practice (RDCPs), the candidate and FRT do not need to be in the same room. These may be conducted remotely using telephone or video conferencing facilities.
Guidance on resumption of training during COVID-19
We recognise that many GTPDs and FRTs have questions about how to safely restart the delivery of training. We have developed some guidance which you can read below.
Top Tips for FRTs who are delivering training outside of their usual place of work
Top Tips for FRTs who deliver Letters of Competence training
Please find below two useful short summary documents giving top tips for Letter of Competence trainers:
General Training Programmes
This pack contains the information about the organisation and governance of the FSRH General Training Programmes (currently the FSRH Diploma and Letters of Competence), including Peripatetic General Training Programmes, as well as descriptions of the roles of the General Training Programme Director (GTPD) and, when applicable, the Associate General Training Programme Director.
The relevant forms for the appointment, resignation and recognition of a new GTPD are included in our General Training Programme Registration handbook.
The General Training Committee (GTC) review applications for General Training Programme Directors quarterly.
The deadline for applications each quarter is as follows:
- 27 August 2021 to be reviewed on 16 September 2021
- 19 November 2021 to be reviewed 9 December 2021
This is to allow for applications to be reviewed at GTC. The outcome of any decision will be communicated no later than 2 weeks after the date of the General Training Committee. Interval applications will not be considered unless there are exceptional circumstances. Existing GTPDs who are approaching retirement or are due to leave their service are encouraged to consider workforce planning issues with these dates in mind in order to allow for new GTPD to be appointed in time for their planned departure.
Top tips for GTPDs and interview form for use with potential FRTs
Our Top Tips for GTPDs document may be useful for GTPDs who want some tips to help their training programme run smoothly.
Our interview form may be helpful for General Training Programme Directors (GTPDs) who are interviewing potential applicants who wish to become Faculty Registered Trainers (FRTs).
FSRH Regional Training Advisors (FRTAs)
FRTA roles were completed at the end December 2019. FSRH will no longer fund local FRT meetings. We are now providing a series of online drop-ins and other events for FRTs to attend during the year. These opportunities will be announced in our newsletter.
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.