Train the Trainer

LocationCavendish, Central London

This course enhances your theories of teaching and learning in a laboratory setting. We will look at the development of training sessions, assessment and feedback with links to fulfilling continued professional development (CPD) requirements. The course is an effective way to ensure that you meet and maintain IBMS training standards.

Who is this course for?

This course has been designed for biomedical scientists with training and mentoring roles in a laboratory. It especially offers a valuable source of support for new and prospective training officers.

The course is based around workshop sessions and group activities, creating an open forum for discussion where you can share issues, ideas and best-practice strategies.

Courses open for booking
Start date Duration Day and time Price Apply
26 July 2019 1 day Friday 9.30 – 5pm £160 Book now

Fees include lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

Course content

We will cover the following range of topics:

  • theories of learning
  • learning styles
  • motivation
  • lesson planning and design
  • assessment and feedback
  • reflective feedback and CPD

Download the programme for the day (PDF).


Bookings must be made two weeks in advance of the course date. We reserve the right to postpone or cancel the course up to two weeks in advance.

Chrystalla Ferrier is an HCPC-registered biomedical scientist, specialising in clinical chemistry. She has trained and worked in the NHS for many years as a biomedical scientist and was involved in setting up a co-terminus BMS degree, a collaboration with the NHS and the University of Westminster. Chrystalla is a Chartered Scientist and IBMS Certificate of Competence Verifier at the Institute of Biomedical Science. She has also completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education.

By the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • design teaching sessions appropriate to the learner, resources and desired learning outcomes
  • identify, record and present evidence of workplace learning
  • provide constructive feedback to staff on the outcomes of assessment
  • motivate learners in the workplace
  • improve standards of teaching and training by means of reflective practice

The course is registered as IBMS CPD approved professional activity. An attendance certificate will be issued and may be used for IBMS CPD purposes together with a reflective account of the session

Logo IBMS CPD credited activity

Contact us

Short Course Support Team

E: [email protected]
T: +44(0)20 3506 9900