Posted December 2nd 2022 (1 year ago)

*STOP PRESS* Second Intake for Professional & Generic Skills Programme

The Programme:

  • The Professional and Generic Skills (PGS) Programme is a collaboration between Health Education South West (HESW) and the University of Plymouth’s Faculty of Health.
  • The PGS Programme covers all elements of the GMC’s Generic Professional Capabilities framework, whose content is now a requirement for trainees.
  • 97%of respondents over the last 5 years have rated the quality and relevance of the PGS Programme as “Excellent” or “Good”.


The Modules:

  1. Patient safety, quality systems and personal responsibilities;
  2. Teaching and Learning;
  3. Communication skills;
  4. Medical ethics, medicine and the law;
  5. Leadership and Management 1: NHS structures and funding;
  6. Leadership and Management 2: Personal skills (two days); and
  7. Quality Improvement (two days).



The Programme is open to Core, Specialty and GP trainees (ST2+), SAS doctors and dental trainees (all including IMGs).


Other useful information:

  • The PGS Programme modules are stand-alone and held virtually on a secure Zoom platform.
  • Delegates completing the PGS programme can transfer the academic credits gained to some Plymouth University postgraduate taught programmes (including Clinical Education; Healthcare Management, Leadership & Innovation; and Global Health).


Read more about the PGS Programme here. Email: for further information/application form.