How to become a GP Tutor
1. Requirements for new tutors/practices
You do not have to have any formal teaching qualifications in order to teach for us but we do require you to undertake the two day Introduction To Teaching in Primary Care (ITTPC) course within 6 months of starting teaching. If you do decide to become a GP Tutor you will also have the opportunity to enroll, at no cost, on two nationally recognised courses which link with HEA (Higher Education Academy) membership:
- Certificate in Learning and Teaching (CILT) http://www.learninginstitute.qmul.ac.uk/lta/courses/cilt: which leads to Associate Membership of the HEA.
- Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) http://www.learninginstitute.qmul.ac.uk/lta/courses/pgcap/ which leads to Full Membership of the HEA.
These courses are suitable for both new and established teachers, and offer workshops in subjects that are relevant and practical. Tutors may choose from a range of workshops and modules those sessions most applicable to their professional context.
Once you sign up for teaching, we will provide you with course specific as well as offering year specific tutor training sessions throughout the year (please see upcoming events on the Front Page). You are expected to attend at least one of these training days annually.
There are a range of ways in which we assure the quality of the teaching and learning facilitated by our GP Tutors. We aim to support our new practices through a member of the CBME department making a formal visit to discuss becoming an undergraduate teaching practice. This also part of our Quality Assurance process, to download this document. The purpose of this visit is to provide initial contact with CBME, to review your application form, and to identify any actions to be taken to enable you to meet the requirements for a teaching practice.