Postgraduate Certificate in Strategic Leadership & Multi-professional Education in Healthcare

Welcome to the academic programme for potential and existing GP trainers developed in association between the HEE KSS School of General Practice Education, and the Centre for Professional Practice at University of Kent.

The KSS School of Postgraduate General Practice Education is part of Health Education England’s Kent, Surrey and Sussex local office. The KSS GP School covers the suburban and rural coastal areas of Kent, Surrey and Sussex. It is responsible for the health of 4,200,000 people.

The main activity of the KSS GP School is the recruitment of doctors to GP Specialty training and the quality management of that training both in hospital rotations and general practice placements.

The Centre for Professional Practice at University of Kent delivers relevant postgraduate education & training courses across Kent and north Thames Gateway. The Centre is based in the Medway Building at the Chatham Maritime campus and works in partnership with other Higher Education providers across the region. The centre has expertise in supporting professionals whilst they continue to work in their own field of expertise by providing work-related programmes on which individuals can acquire post-graduate level skills and gain qualifications which further enhance professional development.

 The introduction of a post graduate qualification relevant to GP educators is timely given:

  • The General Medical Council (the GMC) and the Royal College of General Practitioner (RCGP) have laid down standards for medical educators and this includes a move to increased professionalisation of the teaching role with the gaining of an academic award;
  • Evaluation of the KSS GP Educator Pathway has shown those who previously took up the PG certificate found their work as a trainer was significantly enhanced;
  • Revalidation processes will require enhanced reflection on our work in all spheres and the work undertaken in preparing for your PG cert and the gaining of the award will support you in this process.

This programme of study is designed to be flexible and related to the work you will either need to do to become accredited as a trainer or will enhance the work you do to be re-accredited as a trainer. The programme has been designed to be portfolio based learning which takes account of the existing work you undertake as a clinician.

 The initial award is for a Postgraduate certificate but further study can lead to a Diploma and onwards to a Masters Degree.

 We hope you will find this programme of study rewarding and that it will enhance your activities as a GP educator in KSS.

View University of Kent course information here

View useful programme contacts here

Kent, Surrey & Sussex

HEE KSS Head of Primary and Community Care Education: Professor Hilary Diack Email:

HEE KSS PG Cert Course Director: Professor Chris Warwick Email:

HEE KSS GP Educator Pathway Lead: Dr Cathy O’Leary Email: Catherine.O’

HEE KSS GP Educator Pathway Manager: Alistair Bogaars Email:

University of Kent

University of Kent Centre for Professional Practice (CPP): Head of Centre: Debbie Reed Email: Telephone:01634 202919

University of Kent CPP Academic School Liaison Officer (ASLO):  Debbie Reed Email: Telephone:01634 202919

University of Kent CPP Collaborative Provision Co-Ordinator: Linda Le Grys: Email: Telephone: 01634 888929

HEE KSS Path Associates Deans

East Kent – Dr Andy Charley

West Kent and Medway – Dr Tariq Hussain

East Surrey – Dr Cathy O’Leary Catherine.O’

West Surrey – Dr Andy Cochrane

East Sussex – Dr Mary-Rose Shears

West Sussex – Dr Liz Norris

Academic Mentors

Dr Kate Neden

Dr Terry Conaty

Dr. Hana Patel