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In response to the changing (GMC) requirements for the training of trainers: NES has merged the SCOTS Management Group and the National Trainer Development Group (NTDG) into the Faculty Development Alliance (FDA).  The FDA has responsibility for the development and delivery of training for trainers in both primary and secondary care. 

Trainer recognition and approval

GP trainers are already recognised and approved by the GMC therefore there will be very little change to their training requirements.  However, the Recognition & Approval of trainers in secondary care is new and requires a new approach.

The FDA have developed entry-level resources, to support trainers and assist in the recognition process.  These include:

Once recognised or approved, trainers must provide evidence of their continuing professional development for their training role.

Other resources available include:

A new way to access your learning resources ...

The FDA IT Platform

Hosted on The Knowledge Network and linked to the NES Portal, the new FDA IT Platform will offer access to all FDA resources. Once registered, the platform will allow trainers to ...

  • Browse, search and book places on courses/workshops, recording details in an online training record
  • Launch online learning modules
  • View and print certificates from the training record
  • Upload certificates to SOAR

Once registered, you will also be able to access your certificate from your online training record. 

FDA courses / workshops will no longer be accessible directly from the NES Portal.

To register, visit www.fda.nes.scot.nhs.uk or for more information, contact the FDA team at fda.admin@nes.scot.nhs.uk

Please be aware that course costs are currently under review and may be liable to change.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you are a Public Health user, please email the administrator on fda.admin@nes.scot.nhs.uk

This page was last updated on: 22.06.2021 at 09.08