RCoA Webcasting Tips and FAQs

RCoA Webcasting Tips

We recommend veiwing webcasts using Firefox web browser. If you are experiencing technical difficulties please consider using an alternative web browser or location if you are attempting to access webcasts at your hospital as security settings may block access to the webcast player.

RCoA Webcasting FAQs

Do I need to be a Fellow/Member of the College to access webcasts?
There are no joining requirements to access College webcasts. The webcasts can be found on the College website and are available to all.

Do I need to register/Do I need login details to access webcasts?
You do not need to complete a registration process to access the webcasts. They can be accessed directly from the College’s website.

Does the College charge a fee for accessing webcasts?
The webcasts are free for all to access.

Can I watch webcasts on a mobile/tablet?
The webcast player is compatible with tablets.  It is not designed to be accessed on mobile phones, however it may be visible on some smart phones. We recommend you view webcasts on a computer or tablet.

Can I watch webcasts on a Mac computer?
The webcast player works on PCs, Macs and tablets. We recommend that you download the latest version of your web browsers – Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari.

Do I need to download any software to watch webcasts?
The webcasts can be streamed from our webcast player without the need to download any software. You will need an internet connection and we do recommend these web browsers in order of compatibility: Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari. If you are experiencing issues with any of these browsers please try an alternative browser or you can contact us on 0207 092 1673.

Can I access webcasts from overseas?
You can access webcasts overseas as long as you have a stable internet connection.

Can I claim CPD credits for viewing webcasts?
You can claim CPD credits for viewing webcasts. You can claim 0.5 credits for every 30 minutes viewed. You will have to reflect on your learning to claim your CPD credits. For further information on reflection and maximum credits to be claimed for this activity please see the College CPD Guidelines.

Will viewing webcasts automatically log my CPD credits?
If you view the webcast of the month through e-LA, your time spent will be logged. For more information on this please see the e-LA guidance.  You can also manually log your credits for any webcast on the College CPD System.