Generic Instructor Course


The GIC aims to teach the principles of adult learning. The 3-day course comprises of a flexible one-day on-line component (VLE) and a two-day face-to-face course. The course includes key note sessions, demonstrations and practice sessions in all six modalities of teaching and assessment required for life support training; lecture and presentation skills, skills teaching and assessment, teaching simulations, facilitating small groups and simulation assessment.

Mike Davis Bursary Fund

Mike recently stepped down as ALSG’s lead educator after a hugely successful 21 years in post. In honour of Mike’s contribution to ALSG, we have launched this special fund to give future ALSG instructors the opportunity to complete a GIC where they may not have the financial support to do so.

Mike has been involved with ALSG since 1996 when a chance meeting led to him getting involved in the life support community as an educator on the GIC, which he continued to do for 21 years. He has also been an educator with ATLS, ETC, IMPACT and the Child Protection Masterclass/Facilitation course in the UK and overseas.

ALSG would like to thank Mike for his steadfast support over the last 21 years and we hope by launching this Bursary Fund in his name, it will give our future instructors the opportunity Mike worked so hard to deliver on our courses.

Now open for applications!

The Mike Davis Bursary Fund has been set up in recognition of Mike’s loyal support of ALSG over the last 21 years. It is aimed at health care professionals who have been recommended to do a GIC but lack the financial support of employers to be able to do so.

The Bursary annually awards one funded GIC place to a potential ALSG instructor based on an application made before 31st December 2017. For applications made before before this date, one GIC place will be offered in 2018. All applications will be assessed by an independent committee from ALSG including: Dr Mike Davis, Dr Kate Denning (Lead Educator, ALSG), Dr Jane Mooney (Director of Education, ALSG) and Professor Kevin Mackway-Jones (ALSG Chair of Trustees).

How to apply

All applications must be made no later than 31st December 2017 by submitting a proposal which includes a:

  1. Short summary CV; and
  2. One-sided A4 document addressing the following issues:
  • Interest and engagement in life support courses and continuing medical education more generally
  • Ongoing career intentions in CME
  • View of the challenges for CME from here on

Please send your proposal to:

We look forward to receiving your application.

Course information

Please click on the following link to download a full GIC information fact sheet.

GIC Fact sheet - Please note, this is currently being updated, the new fact sheet will be available shortly.

How to book

The GIC is currently being held at centres across the UK. Once you have been recommended from a provider course as having instructor potential, you will be forwarded a log in for the GIC website Form this site you will be able to book your course place.

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