Welcome to our webpages for Trainers (Educational and Clinical Supervisors)

This section of the website contains information and resources for consultant trainers and those who are interested in being approved as an educational or clinical supervisor.

To be eligible to be an Educational Supervisor in Core Psychiatry Training you need to be in a consultant post. You can be employed as a locum or in a substantive post.

To be eligible to be an Educational Supervisor for Advanced Psychiatry Training (all programmes) you will need to be in a substantive consultant post. You would not usually be approved for training until you have been in the post for a year. Exceptions are sometimes made for Consultants who move to a similar post within the same Trust. This requirement is to make sure you are well embedded into your post before you start supervising a trainee. Consultants are usually expected to hold a CCT in the sub-specialty that they offer training in. We have an agreed process to approve training outside of the CCT.

Any Consultant (locum or substantive) can be approved as a clinical supervisor, but in psychiatry is it uncommon for the Clinical and Educational supervisor roles to be separated.

Use the links on the left to find advice about becoming a trainer, how to apply, and for information to support you in your educational role.

If you are a current trainer and your clinical post is changing, e.g. you are moving to a different post within your Trust, please get in touch with the TPD as soon as possible.  If you have a trainee on placement with you or have a trainee starting soon, it is even more urgent so that appropriate arrangements can be made for your trainee(s). If your new post is significantly different from your current post then it will not automatically be approved for training. You will remain accredited as an educational supervisor but you will need to apply for your new post to be approved for training.