New Trainees commence training in the August after their appointment. They come from a range of professional backgrounds and so an induction programme offers them an insight into the work of the Deanery, ‘top tips’ from more experienced trainees and from trainers and team development activities.
Trainees will receive further induction at their first training location. This will be at any of the Local Authorities across Yorkshire & the Humber. Most Trainees will spend the first year or so undertaking an academic qualification at The Universities of Leeds, Sheffield (ScHARR) or York. Those who are appointed with an MPH of relevant PhD may need to do ‘top up’ modules. They will also do work in Local Authorities and prepare for Part A of the MFPH examinations.
New Trainees will be supported by Educational Supervisors and Project Supervisors in their Training Locations. They will have a buddy and access to the Head of School and TPDs. Every endeavour is made to forge supportive relationships between Trainees and they are encouraged to study together and attend Regional events.
Progress through the various Phases of training is dependent upon passing examinations and attaining competence in a range of competencies, described in the training curriculum. Details of each Phase of Training are given on the Faculty of Public Health Website Training Pages, including details on Flexible Training and opportunities to be involved in Out of Programme opportunities.
Phase Three provided a wide range of opportunities to work both in the NHS and with other sectors, such as the Criminal Justice Sector, Universities and specialist Health Protection services.
Having successfully completed training Trainees are awarded a CCT.
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