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General Practice Managers Vocational Training Scheme

Find out more about theThe General Practice Managers Vocational Training Scheme and how to applyis a NES fundedpractice based learning programme for newly appointed, assistant and aspiring Practice Managers in Scotland. 

The Practice Managers Vocational Training Scheme (PMVTS) is delivered over 15 months and includes mandatory participation in a series of funded central study days (13 taught days) and regular tutorials. Participants will be paired with a Practice Manager Educational Facilitator who is a highly experienced Practice Manager; and they will tailor a programme of tutorials to meet participants individual learning needs.

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.

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

The PMVTS has been accredited by The university of West of Scotland and participants who successfully complete the programme will be awarded 80 credits at SCQF level 9. 

Learning will be assessed by a variety of methods including a 2,500 word management report, a 5,000 word work based project, submission of a portfolio of reflective evidence, and a professional dialogue/viva voce. This is an intensive programme of study however participants are well supported in their learning by a NES Programme Leader and Practice Manager Educational Facilitators.

 

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 especially 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"

 

How to apply

Applications for short listing to attend a selection event for the annual intake of this programme are advertised in April each year.

Applicants be educated to N/SVQ level 3, SCQF level 6, or have equivalent work life experience. They should be employed in a supervisory or management role within General Practice and normally they should work for 20 hours / week to access sufficient learning opportunities to complete the programme successfully. Applicants must be highly motivated, willing to learn, and committed to their self-development. They must be able to commit to personal study of approximately seven hours per week. It is important to have good communication skills and to demonstrate commitment to the delivery of quality person centred care. This is an intensive programme of study however participants are well supported in their learning by a NES Programme Leader and Practice Manager Educational Facilitators.

Recruitment is open until 12.00 midday 22nd May 2017. (Advert, Guidance and application form below).

Practice Managers Vocational Training Scheme Application 2017-18

Advertisement for PMVTS Trainees 2017/18

Trainee Applicant Guidance Notes Apr 2017

Becoming a GP Practice Manager

 

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