AaE: Teaching and Training in the Workplace

Course Overview
Anaesthetists as Educators: Teaching and Training in the Workplace builds on the knowledge and skills gained in the Anaesthetists as Educators: An Introduction course. It is intended for senior trainees, SAS doctors and consultants, who already have experience of teaching and supervising trainees in the clinical environment. To be eligible to attend, participants must have attended Anaesthetists as Educators: An Introduction course in the last two years or have at least two years’ experience of teaching and training others in the workplace.

The course looks at the education and assessment of trainee anaesthetists and raises awareness of some of the key concepts associated with education.

Topics to be covered:

  • Learning theories and styles
  • Feedback
  • Planning learning in the workplace
  • Teaching in the workplace
  • Assessment
  • Practice teaching

This highly interactive workshop relies on the participant bringing their real-life experiences of teaching in the workplace, to the course in order to gain the most benefit.

The RCoA Anaesthetists as Educators Programme can support trainers in meeting the requirements for GMC Recognition and Approval of Trainers. The course content is mapped to the GMC’s seven domains and participation in this course will provide supporting evidence towards the GMC approval process for named educational supervisors and named clinical supervisors.

See GMC Recognition and Approval of Trainers for more information.

Academy of Medical Educators Course accreditation

AaE: An Introduction and AaE: Teaching and Training in the Workplace have been officially accredited by the Academy of Medical Educators. This means, that anyone who completes both courses and the associated homework (from January 2014) in the designated time period* will be able to apply for Membership of the Academy without the need to complete the full application form. Instead, you will only be required to provide confirmation from the College (e.g. your CPD certificates) that you have successfully completed the accredited courses and to sign a declaration that you support the aims and values of the Academy.

For more information on the Anaesthetists as Educators AoME Course Accreditation and the benefits of becoming a member of the AoME please click here.

*In order to be eligible for the accreditation you will have had to complete the AaE: Teaching and Training in the Workplace course within 18 months of attending AaE: An Introduction and have completed the associated homework for each course in the stipulated timeframes. Details on the homework for AaE: Teaching and Training in the Workplace can be found below.

Anaesthetists as Educators: Teaching and Training in the Workplace - Homework

The task: Supervise a less experienced colleague in the clinical environment. Have a developmental conversation afterwards that includes constructive feedback. Write a reflective piece. Try to focus on the elements of the conversation that enabled the interaction between you and your colleague.

Format: A Word document consisting of 500–1000 words.

Submission and assessment: The assignment will be submitted via email. It must be submitted within one month of the course, after which, it will not be accepted. The instructors present on the day of the course will assess the homework and the delegate will be informed of approval within 6 weeks of their submission.

Booking information
Please see our events calendar (link provided in the ‘Booking’ box, above right) for the latest dates of the courses on the AaE Programme.

Event organisers:
Faculty of AaE

Anaesthetists as Educators Course Articles


A series of articles designed to complement the RCoA Anaesthetists as Educators courses. The articles cover key educational topics relevant to teaching and learning within the context of clinical anaesthesia. However, each article is written from the perspective of the ‘developing educator’ and it is hoped that any grade or level of anaesthetist could make use of the material and find it both stimulating and challenging.


The purpose of this series is about developing yourself as an effective clinical educator equipped with the necessary toolkit that will enable you to meet, and evidence, your own professional development in relation to Postgraduate Medical Education in the UK, as defined by the GMC.


To view the entire set of Course Articles, please click here.


Please refer to the articles below that are relevant for the AaE: Teaching and Training in the Workplace Course.