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Educational Supervisor Training

Educational supervision involves overall supervision and management of a specified trainee’s educational progress during a programme (or series of periods of training), as opposed to a single period of training. Educational Supervisors are responsible for ensuring that trainees are making the necessary practice‐based and educational progress, through the use of appraisals and review meetings. The ability to effectively review a trainee’s entire portfolio may also be necessary, using a holistic approach, rather than assessing single pieces of evidence.

Roles and Responsibilities

The Educational Supervisor is responsible for the trainee’s Educational Agreement or plan, including formal assessment and sign off. They should have an understanding of the range of learning, assessment and support opportunities for learning in the workplace, work collaboratively with colleagues to monitor and support the trainee's progression and foster learner autonomy. They should also be able to identify and support trainees in difficulty, including interfacing with employment performance management procedures.


The Educational Supervisor Programme

This area is under development, but please see our Educational Supervisor Handbook (Draft Version).

University of Leeds provide a Workplace-Based Tutors and Trainers CPD Study Days Programme


CPPE: Leadership/Supporting Educators and Trainers resources at www.cppe.ac.uk

Future Learn: Clinical Supervision with Confidence (free online course)

Also see Mentor Training Programme for further resources

Further Information

If you would like to contact us please send an email to medicinesoptimisation.yh@hee.nhs.uk 


Funding Information

For information on funding please visit HEE Funding Guide

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