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Training the Trainers

This course has been awarded 10 CPD Points

To book on this course please visit the JAGS website

This course is interactive and relies on delegate participation. There is a day of classroom/ seminar and model based teaching aimed at developing a training framework to apply to endoscopic training. Seminars, model work and group teaching are used. Day 2 is used to apply the knowledge from day 1 teaching in a clinical environment. 

Application criteria/ Target audience

You must complete a Clinical Access Form for NHS Tayside in order to receive a Letter of Clinical Access that will authorise you to have patient access while participating on the course.  Along with your completed form you must also supply;


  1. Evidence of Eligibility to work in the UK eg Passport / Visa
  2. Evidence of GMC Registration
  3. Copy of Curriculum Vitae
  4. Photocopy of current Disclosure Clearance Certificate
  5. Date of last Occupational Health Check

All independent endoscopists who are involved in teaching and training in endoscopy. The course may also be suitable for senior accredited trainees that who wish to further develop their teaching skills. This course is essential for those wishing to become faculty at endoscopy training centres or train on JAG courses. Individuals must be independent and competent in the skills they are intending to train in before applying for the relevant training the trainers course. 


The learning outcomes are to:

Demonstrate techniques for coaching basic practical endoscopy skills

  • In the skills lab environment
  • In the clinical setting

Use approved methods for assessment of competence/ performance

  • In the skills lab environment
  • In the clinical setting

Describe effective means of providing feedback to trainees

Formulate a strategy for dealing with lack of progress or slow learning curve

The faculty are drawn from a group of Scottish, JAG approved Endoscopists with several years experience of coaching trainees. The state of the art facilities in the Surgical Skills Centre provide an excellent learning environment for acquiring the necessary knowledge and skills during this course.

For Scottish trainers, there may be funding available as part of an NHS Education for Scotland initiative, to support attendance at this course.