GP Supervisor Course

Are you an aspiring GP supervisor / GP educator in primary care?

NHS England Workforce, Training and Education Directorate (WT&E) provides a fully funded GP supervisor course for GPs who want to become a GP educational supervisor (GP trainer) or clinical placement supervisor for health care placements in primary care in London. This GP Supervisor Course has replaced the former ISLA Course and GP Educational Supervision Course. This interactive course runs over 11 weeks (3 hours contact per week) on a virtual platform and has approximately 45 hours' time commitment (33 hours contact plus preparation).

Eligibility and Suitability

To be eligible to apply, participants will need to provide evidence of:

  • Being in a substantive GP post in South East London (Salaried GP or partner working a minimum of 4 clinical sessions a week).
  • At least 2 years post CCT (or equivalent).
  • Capacity to attend all online sessions.
  • Capacity and support to train Foundation Doctors and/or GP specialty trainees within 1 year of completion.
  • Engagement with your local clinical and educational supervisor workshop.

To meet the eligibility criteria for this funded course, delegates are required to commit to attending all eleven sessions of the cohort that they have booked. The courses are booked to capacity. If you are not able to commit to attending all sessions of the cohort that you are planning, you are advised to cancel your place and rebook when you can commit to all the sessions of a later cohort.


The purpose of this course is to prepare you for your role as an educator in primary care:

  • We explore core educational principles that form the foundations of how we learn and how we relate to each other professionally in the myriad of interconnecting contexts and networks that we find ourselves in.
  • We consider the relational, psychological, and sociocultural aspects of learning from an interactional perspective.
  • We explore the principles underpinning reflective practice, supervision, assessments, supporting learners and supporting educators in primary care to enable a high-quality learning culture and environment.
  • We prepare you for your role as a “supervisor”, a facilitator of learning for doctors and other professionals in clinical practice.
  • We use the context of the GP Speciality Trainee trajectory in London GP training as the terrain to navigate our journey together.

Through your engagement and commitment to each other on this course by the end we expect that you will be prepared to take up the role of clinical or educational supervisor in General Practice.

Sessions are held virtually on Zoom so ensure you have good internet connectivity on laptop or desktop and are in a stationary confidential space protected from predictable interruptions for the duration of the 3 hours contact time.

Course intakes

There are two course intakes each year for new GP supervisors in London.

  • September to January (Expressions of interest open in May and are open for 4 weeks. Places confirmed by 2nd week of June)
  • February to June (Expressions of interest open in October and are open for 4 weeks. Places confirmed by 2nd week of November)

To express an interest in attending the GP Supervisor Course please complete this form You will then be contacted by your local borough training hub quality lead.

For more information please visit the HEE website.

If you have any questions please contact