Programme Structure

The programme begins with an induction period and an introductory teaching block designed to equip trainees with the basic skills necessary for their first placement experience. 

Teaching continues on 2 days a week during the university terms of the first year, reducing to 1 day in the second year and third years.   Terms are approximately 10 weeks long. 

At the beginning of the first five placements, there will be a two-week teaching block, during which experience on the preceding placement will be reviewed; and preparatory work, including coverage of relevant teaching areas, undertaken for the forthcoming placement.