Medical Educator’s Development Course (MED-C)

Course Outcomes

At the end of the course you should be able to:

  • Design and plan learning activities and/or programmes of study
  • Teach and/or support learning
  • Assess and give feedback to learners

Who is the course for?

The course is ideal for clinicians seeking to teach and assess. HCPC registered paramedics, registered medical professionals and those working in a clinical setting who are;

  • considering a career in teaching or are new to teaching (including those with part-time academic responsibilities);
  • members of staff who support academic provision (e.g. learning technologists, learning developers and learning resource/library staff);
  • members of staff who undertake the role of demonstrator/ technician with some teaching-related responsibilities;
  • experienced staff members working in a relevant professional area who may be new to teaching and/or supporting learning;
  • practice educators who want to extend their skills to more formal teaching and/or assessment activities.

What does the course cover?

  • Planning lessons both face-to-face and online
  • Delivering lessons in classrooms, online and outdoor activities
  • Teaching, learning and assessment methods
  • The pedagogy of learning and teaching
  • Groupwork skills
  • Using taxonomies such as Bloom and Biggs’ SOLO
  • Supporting students with additional learning needs, such as dyslexia
  • Assessment for learning, and assessment of learning
  • Using rubrics for marking
  • Using Turnitin (the plagiarism software)
  • Using online platforms such as Moodle to engage learners
  • Giving feedback in informal and formal activities
  • Using research to inform learning and teaching activities

How long is the course?

There will be four days of attendance (by negotiation with participants and could include two weekends, or four single days spread over a month) together with at least 40 hours of online study.

The duration of the course is six months to enable participants to build a portfolio of evidence of successful practice which will include written assignment work, lesson preparation, formative and summative tasks and reflection on practice.

You will be required to;

  • undertake at least 20 hours of teaching practice which will be supervised / mentored;
  • deliver 8 observed and assessed teaching sessions, of a minimum of one hour in a variety of settings including classrooms, practice environments or outdoor settings;
  • Give both formative and summative feedback on practical and assessed tasks to students undertaking training;
  • Mark a sample of written assignment work on a variety of topics,

The course will comprise around 300 notional learning hours, of which 70 will be contact (guided learning) hours.

How will the course be delivered?

The course will be delivered using direct teaching, peer assessed learning, reflective learning and experiential learning. In addition, a meta-cognitive approach will be used to critically evaluate the teaching and learning strategies presented, to consider their application within theoretical, practical, operational and clinical settings.

How much work will I have to provide?

  • Observe and review an experienced tutor’s practice;
  • Act as a trainee alongside an experienced tutor on both an indoor and an outdoor teaching activity (20 hours minimum);
  • Plan and deliver 8 assessed teaching events in both the classroom and a practice setting, and reflect on the delivery of the lessons and the feedback of the observer;
  • Act as a trainee alongside an experienced tutor giving feedback both on an indoor and an outdoor assessed activity;
  • Undertake marking of at least 10 pieces of written work from three cohorts at Level 5 – Level 6 (SCQF Level 8-10);
  • Give formative feedback on three performance activities, such as OSCEs;
  • Provide two written pieces of work of 2,500 words each on applied educational theory in the context of the delivery of paramedicine in theory and practice environments.

Where will I undertake Teaching Practice?

Teaching practice will be offered at the Outreach Rescue Medic Skills training centre at Llanllechid, Bangor, North Wales.

Participants working in a suitable training setting can use this as long as it meets with our requirements for education and training. Where observing tutors are required to attend a different location to assess teaching practice, there may be an additional charge (contact us for more information).


The course will attract an internally awarded certificate validated by Outreach Rescue Medic Skills Ltd and will be recognised for staff teaching on ORMS and Robert Gordon University partnership courses delivered by ORMS.

Successful completion of the course will enable participants to build a portfolio of evidence to enable them to apply for Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

Who are the tutors?

Course Director:

Robin Trangmar

A background in the Police and Ambulance services before teaching in Further and Higher Education for over 20 years. He was a teacher educator for 14 years. He has a Masters in Education, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is currently Quality Manager at ORMS.

Course Tutors

Ian Thomas

Has been involved with the teaching of Paramedics since 2006 for the NHS, Ministry of Defence and Helicopter Search and Rescue organisations. He maintains his Paramedic skills through regular shifts with ambulance services and is a graduate with an Honours Degree in Post-compulsory Education and Training. He is the Commercial Director at ORMS.

Tim Roberts

With over two decades’ experience in clinical practice and teaching, He is a graduate Paramedic with an Honours Degree in Prehospital Care and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education. He is the Education Director at ORMS.
Availability and Price


Courses are programmed to meet demand. Therefore, if you have a group of students that require this training a course date can be arranged.

For individuals, we can place you onto courses when sufficient members have enquired.


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Want to know more?

If you’d like to find out more about this course, thinking of registering, or are looking to find out if we can tailor a course to your needs, then please feel free to get in touch with us via email, calling +44 (0)1248 603 012 or using any of the details on our Contact page