Educator Development

Educator Development

Welcome to the KSS educator development web resource. In our personal learning journeys as healthcare professionals we have all had a wide experience of being supervised and encouraged by inspiring, motivational teachers: this resource is to help all of us who are wanting to support both the current and next generation of clinicians to develop their skills in the great profession of patient care.

Medical education is a specialist interest which is fascinating, enormously rewarding and easy to tailor to your own wishes and get involved to an extent which suits you: but the pathways of career development are not always clear and this resource aims to help with this. All you have to decide is:

Which level of medical educator am I? (by the way we all start our educator journey from day 1 as a doctor and there are areas on this web resource for everybody).

Do I want to be the best I can be in this role or do I want to explore how to progress to the next level up? The links below will help you decide on this as well as providing links to relevant CPD resources for building your educational portfolio.

The KSS tiers system for secondary care faculty development offers tailored career guidance and advice for educators at all levels of their educator journey.

It is designed to make it clear for educators what each role involves: what needs to be done to satisfy appraisal requirements in each role: and suggestions for educational CPD to fulfil these requirements. By browsing the information for the next tier, educators wanting to progress their educational careers can pick and choose appropriate CPD in order to prepare for taking on a more senior role, but there is no requirement to move on when an educator reaches the tier that suits them.

This web resource is mainly aimed at secondary care but GPs are very welcome to use it. Resources for faculty development in primary care in KSS can be found at Becoming a Primary Care Supervisor – Working across Kent, Surrey and Sussex (

All the resources on the website are open to all tiers of educators unless explicitly stated otherwise.