Generic Instructor (GIC)

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Course overview
  • Duration Two Days
  • Cost £560
  • Venue Education Centre 2, RPH, Preston, PR2 9HT
  • Date TBC
  • Start Time TBC

Only candidates who have been recommended as having instructor potential (IP) from their provider course (e.g. ALS, NLS, APLS, MIMMS) can attend the GIC. The GIC must be undertaken within four years from the date of the provider course.

The Generic Instructor Course (GIC) is a standardised national course teaching the principles of adult learning and is a joint collaboration between the Resuscitation Council (UK) and the Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG). The course is the equivalent to a 3-day course, one day of which consists of a number of eLearning modules which must be completed prior to the two-day face-to-face element of the course.

The GIC teaches the knowledge and skills required to:

  • understand the nature of teaching and learning;
  • understand the needs of individual learners;
  • understand the awareness of the four domains of learning; undertake the various types of teaching sessions on the provider courses.

Candidates must access the GIC LMS and complete the eLearning modules prior to the face-to- face element of the GIC. Access to the materials required to prepare teaching sessions are also located on the LMS. Teaching sessions must be prepared prior to the course. Candidates will also receive a copy of the course manual at least four weeks prior to the course and are expected to read this prior to course attendance. The course programme consists of a lecture and practical sessions covering all teaching modalities required to teach the provider courses.

Continuous assessment occurs throughout the GIC, with constructive feedback provided by the teaching faculty. Following successful completion of the GIC, candidates are required to teach on two provider courses as an Instructor Candidate (IC) within two years of the date of the GIC. Once the two IC placements have been successfully completed, a full instructor certificate is awarded.

To maintain instructor status on a provider course, the instructor is required to teach on a minimum of three courses every two years. Recertification of instructor status on provider courses is undertaken every four years and takes place during a course on which the instructor is teaching.

The GIC is recognised for up to 15 continuing professional development (CPD) points.

If you would like to apply for this course, please complete the online application form.