Workplace-based assessment workshop

This 1-day Workplace-based assessment (WPBA) workshop provides an overview of the assessment methods regularly used to assess performance in the workplace, and will help develop confidence in using them fairly and effectively.

Upcoming workshop dates

For details of future workshops, please email to register your interest and get early notification of dates.

What will you learn?

You will learn how to use assessment methods that are reliable, valid, objective and have educational impact. We will discuss the differences and the relationships between appraisal and assessment, and our experienced clinical faculty will demonstrate models for giving effective feedback.

You will also be able to identify and maximise opportunities for workplace-based assessment within this interactive and practical 1-day workshop.

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • recognise the difference, and the relationship between, assessment and appraisal
  • practise using workplace-based assessments
  • use appropriate methods of assessment in a way that ensures reliability, validity, transparency, feasibility and educational impact
  • provide good quality, useful feedback
  • overcome problems related to the assessment process.

This workshop forms part of the RCP educator accreditation.

Excellent course. I found it really useful and worth the time. It definitely feels as though I’ve had good training, rather than simply turning up for the certificate.

Workshop attendee, March 2015

Who should attend?

  • all specialties
  • FY
  • CMT/ST1–2
  • ST3+
  • SAS
  • consultants and final-year trainees

E-learning – assessing trainees in the workplace

'Assessing trainees in the workplace' is a package that offers 3 hours of online training and is suitable for any secondary care doctor assessing trainees. Available at a discount rate for RCP members and fellows, this package will help you fully understand methods used for assessing trainees, giving insight into what makes good practice and effective feedback.

The package can be purchased on its own at full price, or at a half-price discount when purchased at the same as booking to attend a workplace-based assessment workshop.

  • 1-day workshop fee: £290*
  • Workshop fee + e-learning package: £335*

*Membership and early-bird discounts are available.