DATES have been set for HC Skills’ Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Education course for next year.

The qualification  – tailored for doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals including the medical device industry – will be hosted in Cambridge on February 8 and 9 and in Leeds on May 2 and 3.

The course equips delegates – who have a responsibility for training colleagues within their professional remit – with the skills and knowledge that will allow them to deliver structured, measured and effective teaching strategies.

To date, it has been delivered by HCS to more than 1,000 people at various venues across the United Kingdom and Europe since 2007.

The qualification – issued by Eduqual – maps directly to guidance for postgraduate medical education referenced by the General Medical Council via the Framework for the Professional Development of Postgraduate Medical Supervisors.

The GMC’s Generic Standards for Training require that doctors with additional designated educational roles must demonstrate ability as effective trainers.

It is delivered through formal presentations, structured delegate participation and clinical skills sessions administered and facilitated by clinical educators with the defining experience and qualifications.

The key elements formally assessed are:

  •  Education theory
  •  Effective lecturing/presentation skills
  •  Ability to instruct participants to teach effectively
  • Teaching a clinical skill
  • Education session plan
  • The art of critique and appraisal

The course utilises blended learning techniques, including an online pre-course component, a two-day classroom-based practical session and a post-course online written assessment. It enables delegates to improve their ability to present, instruct and demonstrate clinical/technical skills to others.

Previous presentations of the course have received high praise from medical professionals who have attended.

For further information, contact HC Skills ( or phone +44 (0) 141 946 6482.


HC Skills International is proud to offer learners an affordable and flexible route to a Master’s degree awarded by a globally recognised UK university.
Learners who successfully complete the Diploma programme will be considered for a “top-up”, culminating in an MSc in Clinical/Medical Education, awarded by a UK university.




Tel: +44 (0) 141 946 6482

Address: Healthcare Skills Training International Ltd
West of Scotland Science Park
Block 7, Kelvin Campus
Glasgow G20 0SP