Training the trainers of tomorrow

Our ‘training the trainers of tomorrow’ (T4) programme has been developed to ensure North West London faculty staff and trainees have up-to-date clinical teaching skills and adhere to GMC training standards. The programme has also been set to improve the quality of postgraduate medical training and patient safety across the region. The training is delivered locally by highly experienced clinical trainers, specialty tutors and higher trainees.

T4 training has four levels:

  • Level one is a customised introduction to supervision and leadership and is suitable for core trainees
  • Level two is suitable for clinical supervisors and senior registrars (ST5+)
  • Level three is suitable for educational supervisors and those continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Level four is a master class

Levels two and three are accredited for continual professional development (CPD) points. The GMC will require documented proof of completion for your appraisal and revalidation.

Module Domains 

Revalidation requirements

To suppport the revalidation requirements for all postgraduate trainers the T4 course has been mapped to the professional development framework.  Compliance is monitored by the strategic body for training, Health Education England and regional representatives including the postgraduate dean for Health Education North West London, in partnership with sector Lead Providers.

Click here to view the professional development framework.


The T4 programme is free of charge for clinical and educational supervisors and higher trainees who are working in North West London.

How to apply

Please contact the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust Lead Provider team here for more information.


Programme achievements:

  • The T4 programme received a London Deanery Elisabeth Paice Award for the Best Faculty Development Programme in July 2012
  • The programme was a finalist in the BMJ Group Quality Awards, Excellence in Healthcare in July 2013
  • Imperial College Healthcare
    Lead Provider

    We provide pioneering core, specialty and GP medical postgraduate training across North West London.

    To support you throughout your professional development, we have a range of integrated training options across 28 specialties, which are led by expert faculty staff.

    Find out how to apply

Further Information