About etft

etft (Education & Training For Tomorrow) is a generic, open access, interactive e-learning platform which uses video clips and self-assessment to deliver training to trainers. It is linked to a database which records details of those who have completed the training modules; this list can be accessed by employers.

The etft SLE/workplace based assessment courses (hospital, pharmacy and GP specialty training) consist of modules which have drawn on relevant publications, such as Improving Assessment, published by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (2009), Learning and assessment in the clinical environment – the way forward, published by the GMC (2011), the 2012 Foundation Programme Curriculum, the Pharmacy Joint Programmes Board Foundation Curriculum (2012) and the Curriculum for Specialty Training for General Practice (2006).

This freely available educational initiative has been developed to support the professional development of trainers on behalf of the NHS and other partner organisations by South Thames Foundation School / HEKSS.

Why Online?

The GMC require that anyone supervising or assessing learning encounters in the workplace must be trained in assessment methodology, in providing feedback and in equality and diversity awareness. Lists of those trained are also required.

There are 500-1000 potential assessors of postgraduate doctors/medical students within an individual NHS trust. It is not always feasible to train everyone via workshops whereas an open access, online package, linked to a database of those trained, is a more cost effective and practical way to deliver this training in order to meet the national requirement.

  Data use and privacy policy

Local deanery, trust and medical school administrators have the ability to produce reports detailing who within their locality has successfully completed e-training for trainers modules. It is therefore important that you update your personal details within the ‘My Profile’ section on a regular basis. Your data is used to verify that you have completed the relevant training modules, as well as for anonymised analysis and research. Your data will not be shared with any third parties without your consent.

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