We provide free training workshops and events throughout the academic year.

These are designed to help GP clinical placement supervisors and members of the practice team develop their teaching skills and knowledge of the MBChB course.

All PRiMEGP Core, PRiME Network and Advanced, and PRIMEGP Team sessions count towards the yearly training requirement of six hours for the practice that is written into your tutor contract, and they can be used for your GP appraisal. We do not charge you or your staff to attend these courses.

PRiME GP Core (Parts 1 and 2)

This course is designed for all GP tutors and nurses who teach medical students. It comprises two free workshops (Parts 1 and 2), each lasting for three hours.

Currently, we require at least one GP tutor at your practice to attend, but all GP tutors who work directly with our students are encouraged to attend this course. If you are a postgraduate trainer, you are only required to attend Part 1.

The course comprises six hours of high-quality CPD and often comes with a free lunch, depending on timings.

Core Part 1 covers:

  • the Manchester medical programme
  • developing a good learning environment
  • teaching clinical reasoning to students.

Core Part 2 covers:

  • assessing students in theory and practice
  • how to give effective feedback.

The course also provides hints and tips to help tutors deliver successful placements for our students, and the opportunity to discuss teaching with other tutors.

Sessions have consistently received good feedback from attendees, and tend to be relaxed and informative.

Details of upcoming sessions can be found below.

Upcoming sessions

Click on the links below for more information about each session and to book your place.

PRiME Core: GP CPS Part 1

PRiME Core: GP CPS Part 2


PRiME Network

PRiME Network is for more experienced placement supervisors to revise and update their teaching skills.

It begins with a learning needs assessment where the group of tutors can tell the facilitator what they want to know, and where they can share tips on what works well.

There will also be a short presentation on how to improve your teaching and feedback skills. It should also help with improving your own feedback from the students.

Network sessions are open to placement supervisors from both primary and secondary, helping to create a more collaborative approach to undergraduate teaching.

Details of upcoming sessions can be found on the PRiME website.


This three-hour session has been developed to introduce practice managers and allied healthcare professionals to the Manchester MBChB course, and reflect on how you can add to the student experience.

Details of upcoming sessions can be found below.

Upcoming sessions

Click on the links below for more information about each session and to book your place.



We also provide PRIMEGPST training as part of the Vocational Training Scheme for postgraduate trainees and support registrars teaching undergraduates, as long as the GP tutor is the overall supervisor and does the end of placement assessment.

PRiME: Professionals in Medical Education

If you are interested in developing your teaching further, we have a number of roles and courses on offer that you might be interested in. To find out more, visit the PRiME website.

“Support and training from the University has been excellent.”
Practice Manager

Leadership in Education Awards Programme (LEAP)

LEAP supports GPs who teach our students in documenting and evidencing teaching excellence. It is an opportunity for you to receive a formal, national qualification for your teaching.

The programme is accredited by AdvanceHE (formerly the Higher Education Academy or HEA) and can award Associate, Fellowship, Senior and Principal HEA Fellowships.

If you join LEAP, you’ll be assigned a mentor and a peer support group. You will also have access to a range of online resources and optional support workshops.

We can provide you with more details once you start teaching for the University.

Clinical placement supervisor away days

These are one-day events with a briefing about changes to the MBChB programme from a member of the senior leadership team, with the opportunity to attend relevant workshops for CPD purposes.

There are two workshops planned for the 2019-20 academic year, which you will be able to attend if you are currently teaching our students.