Generic Instructor Course

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The Generic Instructor Course (GIC) is a standardised national course teaching the principles of adult learning and is a joint collaboration between the Resuscitation Council (UK) and the Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG).

Who is the course suitable for

Only candidates who have been recommended as having instructor potential (IP) from their provider course (e.g. ALS, EPALS,) can attend the GIC. The GIC must be undertaken within four years from the date of the provider course.

Learning outcomes

The GIC teaches the knowledge and skills required to:

  • understand the nature of teaching and learning;
  • understand the needs of individual learners;
  • understand the awareness of the four domains of learning;
  • undertake the various types of teaching sessions on the provider courses.
  • GICs are held at centres throughout the UK and are approved and certified by the Resuscitation Council (UK) or ALSG. This ensures uniformity of content and standard regardless of the centre.
  • The course is the equivalent to a 3-day course, one day of which consists of a number of eLearning modules which must be completed prior to the two day face-to-face element of the course.
  • All candidates will be registered on the GIC Learning Management System (LMS) regardless of their provider course type to access the pre-course modules, teaching materials, course evaluation and post course certificate.
  • The course programme consists of a lecture and practical sessions covering all teaching modalities required to teach the provider courses.
Date of Course: 
23 - 24 November 2019
Reference Number: 

£625 (Inclusive of all course material and refreshments)

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