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Managing Learners Experiencing Difficulty


  • eLearning
    A multi-professional module on managing learners experiencing difficulty can be found on our Educator Hub.  The Supporting Learners module is open-access, free to use and can be found in Domain 5 of the Educator Hub; Supporting and Monitoring Educational Progress. Click here to access the Hub (
  • Performance in Practice DVD
    The Performance in Practice DVD was launched in 2010 and is a learning resource targeted at educational and clinical supervisors to provide them with simple principles and guidance on how to manage a trainee in difficulty.  The content of this short interactive, video-based programme includes:
    • recognising the trainee in difficulty
    • common presentations
    • diagnosis
    • immediate management.

This resource is available to download via Synapse, the communications network for postgraduate medical education in London. Copies of the DVD are made available to all London Trusts. Please contact:

  • · The Professional Support Unit

You may also find the resources provided by the Professional Support Unit of relevance if you are being affected by an issue associated with this field.


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