So you want to be a Validation Supervisor (PLVE) (NWPLVE20220204)

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DescriptionThis webinar has been designed for dentists who aspire to become Validation Supervisors for PLVE only. It covers the requirements of the role and the personal, practical, and professional implications of undertaking this responsibility.
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This webinar will be delivered by Microsoft Teams.

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VenueMS Teams, Webinar  View details
Date & timeFriday 4 February 2022, 14:00 to 16:00
LecturersPhilip Dawson & Dr Mike Stoker  View details
Target audienceMandatory: Dentist
Development outcomeD
Course styleWorkshop
Core topic Not a core topic
Catering None
CPD hours2:00
CostNo charge
  • To give potential VSs an overview of the PLVE programme and requirements
  • Talk through the application process for PLVE
  • Be aware of the revised COPDEND Standards for Dental Educators (2013)
  • Be introduced to the professional portfolio that will be used by a dental educator to demonstrate educational practice that accords with the COPDEND Standards for Dental Educators (2013)
  • Further understand the requirements of the validation supervisor role and the personal, practical and professional implications of undertaking it.
  • Talk about work based assessments and why they are important. 
  • Discuss, with dental colleagues, the five domains and core values of the revised Standards for Dental Educators and how these might be demonstrated when educating others
  • Reflect on their ability and readiness to undertake the role of educational supervisor within their current practice, realistically appraising pertinent personal, environmental and professional opportunities and constraints
  • Identify further activities that could be undertaken to prepare them to fulfil the role of educational supervisor effectively.
Learning outcomes

At the end of the study day participants will be able to:

  • Have a better understanding of the PLVE application process and requirements
  • Disseminate information about the COPDEND Standards for Dental Educators (2013) with colleagues in their workplace and discuss with them the implications of undertaking an validation supervisor role for the practice as a whole, (for example potential changes to patient booking times, or any required environmental changes to enhance opportunities for direct observation or confidential discussion with supervisees).
  • Begin completion of the Portfolio for Validation Supervisors, and plan their time to include opportunities for educational practice, study and reflection
  • Identify local resources which may support their further development into the role of validation supervisor