PG Cert in Workplace Based Postgraduate Medical Education

All HEE (NW) funded module places have now been taken; if you would like to be added to the waiting list, please contact

All trainees need to develop their portfolios using course attendance and other evidence to demonstrate that they meet the required standards to be a Clinical Supervisor for future consultant practice.  Each year HEE (NW) offers one year group of hospital based higher specialty trainees the opportunity of a funded place to complete module 1 (CPD4706) of this course.  The eligible year group has been identified by the Training Programme Director as the most appropriate time within the training programme to undertake the course; please see the HEE (NW) Funded Places: Specialty Year Group List for the eligible year group for each specialty. There are two intakes per year, one in September and one in February.

Please be aware that the cancellation policy applies for funding for places on this programme. 

Trainees who are eligible for a funded place will be contacted directly by EHU no later than August.  If you think that you are eligible but have not received an email from EHU please contact

More information about the course can be found on Edge Hill University's website.

Due to large numbers and the complexity of the administrative process, this will be the only opportunity to be funded through the programme by HEE (NW). Unfortunately individual requests/swaps between academic years will not be possible without one of the following extenuating circumstances:

  • Maternity / Paternity / Sick / Special Leave
  • Out of Programme
  • Pre-booked holiday
  • Other courses / exam preparation at similar time


Induction and Workshop Dates

Click here to see the induction and workshop dates for the September 2019 and February 2020 intakes.

Please be aware that these are subject to change; visit EHU's website for more information.

Please note: The HEE (NW) funded places for the September intake are now fully subscribed; there is still availability on the February intake.  EHU are offering a waiting list for trainees that still wish to enrol in September, alternatively, you can apply for a self-funded place


Study Leave 

Once you have enrolled onto either the September or February cohort for module 1 (CPD4706) of the PG Cert in Workplace based Medical Education you need to apply for a full day’s study leave for the course induction day and each of the contact days. 

Where the contact days are half-days, HEE (NW) advise trainees to book a full day of study leave as the remaining time is required for independent online study associated with the module coursework.


Outcomes of the programme

Satisfactory completion of module 1 (CPD4706) will provide recognised evidence in the following domains of the GMC’s standards for Clinical Supervisor status:

Domain 1: Ensuring safe and effective patient care

Domain 2: Establishing and maintaining an environment for learning

Domain 3: Teaching and facilitating learning

Domain 4: Enhancing learning through assessment


Satisfactory completion of module 2 (CPD4707) will provide recognised evidence in the following domains of the GMC’s standards for Educational Supervisor status:

Domain 5: Supporting and monitoring educational progress

Domain 6: Guiding personal and professional development


Module 1, Teaching and Learning in the Medical Workplace (CPD4706), has been accredited by the Academy of Medical Educators.

For more information about the course please visit the EHU webpages.

If you are interested in completing a whole PG Cert there are various ways that this can be done depending on your circumstances; please click on the image below to view this helpful document.  If you would like to discuss your individual situation please contact EHU on




Self-Funded Applications

If you would like to self fund your place on this course please visit the EHU webpages to download an application form.  The first module will cost £700 and modules 2 and 3 will cost £680 each. There are 2 intakes per year beginning in September and February.


Frequently Asked Questions

A list of frequently asked questions has been compiled for your information; please see the link in the Key Documents section below.


Key Documents

Promoting Excellence: Standards for Medical Education and Training

HEE (NW) Funded Places: Specialty Year Group List

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)




Dr Alistair Thomson  

Associate Postgraduate Dean for Educator Development 

Health Education England

(Learner Support and Faculty Development Team)   01616257651 
Tracey Lakinson  Head of Function (Training Programme Management) 
Sarah Metcalfe Programme Support Manager

Justin Baker

Programme Officer
Jamie Morgan Programme Administrator
Helen McNeill Programme Leader Edge Hill University


Paula Hunter

Postgraduate Medical Institute Programmes Administrator