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PA supervision workshops - Workshop 1: principles of supervision

Delivered online as two half-day workshops in a virtual classroom, the PA supervision workshops will give learners time to assimilate the skills, knowledge and behaviours discussed in workshop 1 into their practice which can then be further explored in workshop 2. The half day workshops will run from 9:30am to 12:30pm and from 1:30pm to 5:00pm.

Upcoming Workshop Dates

There are currently no scheduled dates for this course.

Future Dates: For details of future workshops, please email education.courses@rcplondon.ac.uk to register on the Course Demand List for early notification of dates.

The training will be facilitated by a member of RCP clinical faculty; a senior consultant or PA with expertise in the field of supervision alongside an RCP educationalist who brings educational expertise.

Workshop 1: principles of supervision

Learning outcomes:

  • list the qualities of an effective supervisor
  • describe the features of an effective appraisal meeting 
  • explain how to deliver constructive and supportive feedback 
  • recognise the importance of setting SMART targets to enable progression   
  • recognise the signs and symptoms of supervisees requiring additional support
  • explain – and apply – some strategies to support supervisees requiring additional support.

Suitable for senior or lead PAs tasked with providing ‘educational supervision’ to junior PAs; other AHPs with supervisory responsibilities for PAs.

The half-day workshops will run at least twice a year with both workshops in one day, either side of the HS financial year-end to ensure that PAs can get suitable funding and study leave if needed.

Each half-day workshop will cost £150, with early bird and member discount available. PAs will have the option of attending the 2 x half days at different times to make study leave and funding possible in all cases.

Future Dates

For details of future workshops, please email education.courses@rcplondon.ac.uk to register on the Course Demand List for early notification of dates.


To discuss commissioning this workshop as in-house training for your trust, please contact Oliver Cullen by phone on +44(0)20 3075 1555 or by email at inhouse@rcplondon.ac.uk.


Membership and early-bird discounts are available. More information on becoming a member, and benefits from discounted RCP members delegate rates at conferences, training and events, are available.