Part of STP trainee induction 2020 – Webinar 1 – Training planning

Tips for good training planning

Last Updated: 17th September 2020

This section covers what makes a good training plan and how you can achieve it.

  • You should use the Curriculum Library extensively in order to understand the competencies and workplace-based assessments that need to be achieved.
  • Your Training Officer should map out when the workplace-based modules will be undertaken in your department over the 3 years.
  • It is a good idea to set up a learning agreement (although this is not mandatory) with clear expectations of what the Training Officer is expecting of you and what you should expect from your Training Officer.
  • Ensure there is good, clear and frequent communication and collaboration between you and your Training Officer and all other departments involved with your training.
  • Request regular review meetings with your Training Officer to discuss your progress and next steps. You could take the minutes in these meeting and define actions for the next meeting.
  • Get to know your Training Officer as an individual and make them aware of what your skills you have, so that your Training Officer knows what your strengths and weaknesses are and make opportunities for you to close any skills gaps.
  • Try and create your own opportunities to get involved with patients and the public in your training.
  • Even though you are just starting the programme, it is a good idea to start thinking about ideas for your research project in the first year.
  • Communicate your training plan to others in your department involved with training, giving them as much information as possible.