Becoming an Educational Supervisor 2022 - 2023

PLEASE NOTE - THE APPLICATION WINDOW FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS

FOR MARCH 2022-2023 SCHEME HAS NOW CLOSED.

 

THE APPLICATION WINDOW FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS FOR

THE SEPTEMBER 2022-2023 COHORT WILL OPEN IN NOVEMBER 2021.

 

The Dental Foundation Training Scheme (DFT) aims to provide new graduates with an introduction into general practice.  The one-year training period takes place primarily in a training practice under the guidance of an experienced practitioner and involves the Foundation Dentist (FD) attending a study programme equating to thirty days during the training year. 

 

There are several reasons for wanting to become an Educational Supervisor (ES).  Educational Supervisors agree that the Dental Foundation Training Scheme is an invaluable introduction to general practice post-qualification.  Educational Supervisors want to pass on their experience and help new graduates to become effective and efficient general dental practitioners.   An FD would generally need about half the workload of an associate. 

 

FDs currently attract a contract value of approx. £106,920.24 though this may be subject to nationally published figures.

 

As an ES you will be required to attend 14 sessions of approved postgraduate education during the year.  These include meeting with other ES’s, help with the training role and joint sessions with FDs on the study programme.  In addition, it is a requirement that you put aside 1 hour per week within clinical hours as a tutorial period with your FD.  It is also a requirement that the practice has an NHS commitment of 30% or more and that the ES completes at least 1,000 UDAs per year, on a wide range of patients, not child only contract.  Further details can be found in the Educational Supervisor Handbook.

 

Any successful applicant that is not a practice owner, must have agreement in writing with the practice owner regarding the training commitments and financial arrangements before applying for the post.

 

As part of the quality assurance process for foundation training it is a requirement of the Deanery to ensure that all education supervisors that are appointed provide high quality education and training.  To enable this process COPDEND (Committee of Postgraduate Dental Deans and Directors) have produced ‘Standards for Dental Educators’.  Details of these standards can be found on the COPDEND website http://www.copdend.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/COPDEND_Standards-high-resolution.pdf 

 

HEE NW require all educational supervisors to undertake a formal qualification in the area of education but are not being prescriptive on the qualification attained.  All applicants must be up to date with their CPD requirements in line with GDC recommendations.

 

Further information on expressions of interest can be directed to  karen.stowell-smith@hee.nhs.uk

 

The timeline for the recruitment process is expected to be as follows:

  • Application Window – 10th September to 26th September 2021
  • Deadline for CPD Evidence Submission – 4th October 2021
  • Practice Visits and Interviews – 11th October – 29th October 2021
  • Successful Applicants will be notified W/C 1st November 2021
  • FD will start in practice in March 2022

 

To acess the Educational Supervisors Handbook please click here