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General Practice Managers Vocational Training Scheme

Find out more about the General Practice Managers Vocational Training Scheme and how to apply

Educational Facilitators (Trainers)

Facilitators on the GPMVTS are experienced Practice Managers with a proven commitment to education and training. Facilitators are appointed by way of a one day assessment centre.

The Trainer's Practice is allocated a supportive training grant of £4,000, which is held by NES and claimed quarterly.

The recruitment process is updated annually The information here relates to 2015.  Application is by a letter of application, and completion of application form.

Please follow the link to the Job Advert here.

Please follow the link to the Applicant Guidance Notes and VTS and training dates for 2015- 2016 here.

Please follow this link to the on line Application Form here.


Trainees undertake training while working in their current Practice and may be new, assistant or aspiring Practice Managers.

They must be employed in either a supervisory or management role within general medical practice, and must have the support and commitment of their practice. With hard work and commitment from the Trainee, support from their Practice and Facilitator support and mentoring, those with a demonstrable commitment to their CPD and equivalent work /life experience to SCQF level 6 or N/SVQ level 3, can achieve satisfactory results.

Each trainee's practice is allocated a CPD Allowance to meet the assessment fees.

Applications (usually in the spring of each year) are by letter of application, CV, a supportive statement from the Practice, and a reflective 500 word essay on "What I want to achieve in the next five years." The links below give information on the application process, the details are reviewed and updated annually. Please check the advertisement to ensure you provide the information requested.  The information here relates to 2015 /2016

How to apply

Applications for PMVTS - 2016/17

Recruitment is open until 12.00 midday 4th April 2016.

Feedback from past trainees

  • "On a daily basis within the practice I have greater confidence and feel I can delegate tasks to other colleagues with greater authority thanks to the PMVTS"
  • "I thoroughly enjoyed the experience especialy meeting up with my peers and learning and sharing our own experiences. The course gave me confidence in my own abilities and helped me grow as both a PM and a team member"
  • "Being new to management I feel the content of the course, tutorials from my trainer and NES have given me a good solid foundation for my future in General Practice"