Check that you are eligible before booking
The purpose of this education programme is to prepare instructors to teach on the Child Protection Recognition and Response (CPRR) course and the Acute Psychiatric Emergencies (APEx) courses. The selection process for the courses are described below:
There are two potential routes to becoming a CPRR trainer:
- Route 1: If you are a consultant, associate specialist or named or designated nurse then you should read this document which explains the full process.
- Route 2: As an ST4-ST7 in paediatrics or paediatric dentistry, if you complete a CPRR provider course, you may be nominated to become a CPRR trainer. If you are recommended, then you would follow this process.
There are also two potential routes for becoming an APEx instructor:
- Route 1: Existing ALSG instructors with an appropriate clinical background may self-nominate to convert to becoming an APEx instructor. This process involves completion of the APEx e-modules. There is no requirement to attend the Facilitation course, but past instructors have found it extremely helpful for input into the more nuanced facilitation style required.
- Route 2: During the APEx provider courses, the faculty will review candidates using a structured matrix to assess their suitability for instructor training. Candidates who are recommended will need to complete the Facilitation course.
Candidates who are recommended will need to complete the Facilitation course.