Special Interest Modules (SPIN Modules)
These competences have been developed for trainees in general paediatrics who have an interest in a certain area of their work. These do not change the certification of completion of training (CCT) the trainee will receive (ie the CCT will still be in General Paediatrics).
Why have these modules been developed?
SPIN modules have been developed to standardise the special interest curriculums that were being used by a number of CSACs and special interest groups. The current Frameworks of Competence give both the trainee and trainer guidance about the competences that need to be covered in addition to Level 3 General Paediatric training.
On completion of the module and level 3 training the CCT holder should be competent to take up a post as a General Paediatrician with a special expertise. It is expected that there will be a requirement in paediatric services for consultants with such expertise and will form part of a Regional Specialty network.
The training should be approximately 12 months. A component of the training should be in an unfilled GRID post that fulfils the paediatric standards for sub-specialty training (tertiary centre or large DGH) and the other competences should be acquired in posts in large or small DGHs.
Trainees should not be able to take OOP or an inter-deanery transfer to complete the module. There is the opportunity to acquire these competences post CCT.
Assessments should be within the Level 3 assessment strategy utilising the WPBAs guidance to demonstrate competence and recorded within ePortfolio. CSACs/special interest groups will give advice on the appropriate spread of WPBAs and other evidence to be compiled.
To ensure appropriateness of content, assessment, delivery and quality of training, the college will continue to evaluate these modules.
The evaluation will look at:
- need for training in this module
- addition or omission of competences unique to the module
- feasibility of delivering the module within Level 3 General Paediatric training
- usefulness of the standards for training for the module
- outcomes of trainees undertaking the module
The application process
With the support of their Educational Supervisor, trainees have the opportunity to take up a SPIN module in an area of interest, with approval sought from the Head of School / Training Programme Director.
Trainees interested in completing SPIN modules must complete the application form below. Programmes can then be designed by the Training Programme Director or Educational Supervisor and added to the application form.
The form must be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org, and will then be forwarded on to the relevant CSAC for final approval. At this point the trainee will be given competences on ePortfolio.
Please note for the period 2013/2014 retrospective applications will be accepted. From September 2014 prospective applications must be submitted.
Progression through the SPIN module
The Educational Supervisor will monitor achievements through ePortfolio and regular one to one meetings. Evidence will be reviewed as part of the ARCP process to ensure progression within CCT training programme.
When the Educational Supervisor is confident all competences have been achieved they will notify the CSAC. After reviewing the evidence, if the CSAC is satisfied a letter will be issued to trainee.
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