The Day Release Course for ST3 GP Trainees

ST3-B February 2024 – July 2024

Welcome to the ST3 B Course page for 20243.

Here is the provisional timetable for Wednesday sessions, please note, at this stage, there may be changes to rooms or sessions, especially those highlighted with italics. Sessions will run in all allocated slots, however.

Timetable last updated:

7th FebSCA Practice (Existing ST3s only)Education CentreSCA Practice (Existing ST3s only)Education Centre
14th FebWelcome Session / SCA PracticeEducation CentreSCA PracticeEducation Centre
21st FebSCA Prep 1: Examinations / SCA PracticeEducation CentreSCA PracticeEducation Centre
28th FebSCA Prep 2: How to Approach the SCA / SCA PracticeEducation CentreSCA Prep (Existing ST3s only)Education Centre
6th MarchSCA Prep 3: Cases with First 5sEducation CentreAdvanced Consultation Skills Course 1&2 (Existing ST3s only)Education Centre
13th MarchMock SCAZoomAdvanced Consultation Skills Course 3 (Existing ST3s only)Zoom
20th MarchHeartsink PatientsEducation CentrePractice Administration & CQCEducation Centre
27th MarchSexual HealthEducation CentreSexual AssaultEducation Centre
3rd AprilEaster Break
no sessionEaster Breakno session
10th AprilEaster Breakno sessionEaster Breakno session
17th AprilFitness to Practice & ComplaintsEducation CentreSCA Prep 4: Critique & BenchmarkingZoom
24th AprilSupervision of Other StaffEducation CentreUsing LanguageEducation Centre
1st MayCV & InterviewingEducation CentreDermatologyMS Teams
8th MayManaging UncertaintyEducation CentrePrep for Practice VisitsEducation Centre
15th MayPractice VisitsPractice Visits
22nd MaySCA Prep 5: Cases with ActorsEducation CentreSCA PracticeEducation Centre
29th MayLeadership Course 1Education CentreLeadership Course 2Education Centre
5th JuneAppraisalEducation Centre Practice FinancesEducation Centre
12th JuneLeadership Course 3Education CentreLeadership Course 4Education Centre
19th JuneDeveloping Teaching SkillsEducation CentreHow to Be a Locum/Sessional GPEducation Centre
26th JuneCourse Round Up
ST3-B 2024 Timetable

In the first few weeks of the day release programme, we run two concurrent courses depending on what stage of ST3 you are in. For those new to ST3, you should attend the RCA course sessions. Those who are already ST3 should attend the Advanced Consultation SKills Course and/or use the time to work in small groups practising for the SCA. Both courses occur twice a year so all ST3s will get to experience the sessions.

Sessions with no description are not scheduled teaching sessions and you should arrange your own educational activity for these times, in line with your individual job plan.

Please be aware that sessions may need to change at short notice due to presenter and room availability – we will inform trainees by email if this is the case.

Please attend sessions ready to start at the advertised time in line with our attendance policy. Repeated late attendance will be be flagged as a cause for concern.

Each session is mapped to the Areas of Capability (AoC) in the RCGP Curriculum (see the AoC column for details) to help guide your reflective portfolio entries. We strongly recommend making a portfolio log for each session you attend.

Breakfast Club

Both national surveys and our own trainees tell us that having the opportunity to meet and bond with other ST3s is a vital part of their training and wellbeing. We start each morning session at 9am with a general discussion topic accompanied by hot drinks and breakfast snacks.

Consultation Skills Courses

SCA Preparation Course (SCA Prep)
2How to Approach the SCA
3Case Roleplay with First5 GPs
4SCA Examiner Skills: Critique and Benchmarking Exercise
5Consultations with Actors
Advanced Consultation Skills Course (ACSC)
1What Went Well? Positive Case Reviews
2Accepting Imperfection
3Patient-Centred & Docto

Page last reviewed: 5 February, 2024