Frequently asked questions

FAQs for Instructors and Instructor Potentials

1. Becoming an Instructor

ALS, EPALS, NLS
The route to becoming an Instructor begins by attending the relevant (full or recertification) provider course. The faculty may nominate a candidate for Instructor Potential selection at the final faculty meeting. If you are selected and wish to pursue the training you must attend a Generic Instructor Course (GIC) and successfully complete two teaching practices as an Instructor Candidate (IC) before becoming a full Instructor.

ILS, PILS
The route to becoming an Instructor begins by attending the relevant (full or recertification) provider course. The faculty may nominate a candidate for Instructor Potential selection at the final faculty meeting. If you are selected and wish to pursue the training you must attend an ILS Instructor (ILSi) course and successfully complete two teaching practices as an Instructor Candidate (IC) before becoming a full Instructor.

ARNI
To become an ARNI Instructor you must be an NLS Instructor first. You must also complete at least two teaching practices as an ARNI IC before you can become a full Instructor.

The Instructor process
The Instructor process will provide an overview of how to become an RC (UK) Instructor. The Instructor process varies depending on the course, so please read the descriptions below to ensure you are familiar with the correct process for your course. 


ALS, EPALS, NLS, Instructor Potentials (IP):
The Director on your provider course will submit their post-course report and the assessment paperwork after the course concludes. We will verify your IP status and update your RC (UK) LMS account. You will then receive an email confirming your IP status with further instructions on how to proceed. Once you opt-in, we will create an account for you on our GIC VLE.

Once you successfully complete the GIC course, we will update your RC (UK) LMS account and add your Instructor Candidate (IC) status. You are then required to undertake two teaching practices as an IC to continue your journey to become a full ALS/EPALS/NLS Instructor.

The Course Centre where you successfully complete your IC placements will submit your results. We will then verify and update your RC (UK) LMS account accordingly. At that time, you will receive an email confirming your full Instructor status. You will then be able to download your certificate which is valid for four years.

ARNI Instructor Potential (IP):
To become an ARNI Instructor you must be an NLS Instructor first. When you are identified on the course as an Instructor Potential (IP), the director on your course will submit their post-course report and assessment paperwork. We will then verify your IP status and update your RC (UK) LMS account accordingly. As an established NLS Instructor, you will move directly to undertaking a minimum of two Instructor Candidate (IC) teaching practices. These must be completed within four years.

ILS and pILS Instructor Potential (IP):
The Course Administrator/Course Director will create an account for you on the  RC (UK) LMS. We will then verify your IP status and you will receive a confirmation email with further instructions on how to proceed and how to undertake the ILSi course.

Once you successfully complete the ILSi course, we will update your RC (UK) LMS account and add your Instructor Candidate (IC) status. You are then required to undertake two teaching practices as an IC to continue your journey to become a full ILS/pILS instructor.

The Course Centre where you successfully complete your IC placements will submit your results. We will then verify and update your RC (UK) LMS account accordingly. At that time, you will receive an email confirming your full Instructor status. You will then be able to download your certificate which is valid for four years.

To contact us, please submit a new support ticket.

The Instructor process

ALS, EPALS, NLS candidates
You must attend a GIC course within four years of your Instructor Potential nomination.

ARNI candidates
As an NLS Instructor, you may proceed to Instructor Candidate (IC) without attending another GIC. Your IC teaching practices must be completed within four years.

ILS and pILS candidates
You must attend a ILSi course within one year of your Instructor Potential nomination.

To contact us, please submit a new support ticket.

2. About the course

The cost of the course is set locally by the course centre and includes the cost of registration and course materials (which are provided by the RC (UK)).

GIC
Yes. Candidates attending the course may claim fifteen points.

Faculty teaching on the course may also claim points but no more than ten CPD points in any one year.

If you have any further queries regarding CPD please contact your Royal College.

ILSi
No, CPD points are not available for this Instructor course.

Many candidates are funded by their employing Trust. Few candidates are self-funded. Unfortunately, we are unable to assist with funding issues.

3. Maintaining your Instructor status

4. Non-RC (UK) Instructors

ERC Instructor
Yes. Please submit a new support ticket and attach a copy of your current Instructor certificate for verification of your qualification, and we will then provide course materials and access to the RC (UK) LMS. It is advisable to observe a course prior to teaching.

ARC Instructor

As an ARC Instructor, you may only teach on ALS courses. Please submit a new support ticket and attach a copy of your current Instructor certificate for verification of qualification, and we will then provide course materials and access to the RC (UK) LMS. It is advisable to observe an ALS course prior to undertaking up to two teaching practices as an Instructor Candidate.

Yes, to teach on an EPALS course please submit a new support ticket and attach a copy of your current APLS Instructor certificate, and we will then provide course materials and access to the RC (UK) LMS. Initially you must observe an EPALS course and then undertake up to two teaching practices as an EPALS Instructor Candidate.

Yes. If you have been selected as Instructor Potential, please submit a new support ticket and attach a copy of your current Instructor certificate for verification, and we will then provide course materials and access to the RC (UK) LMS. Please contact your chosen Course Centre to arrange your Instructor Candidate teaching practices.

Currently, the AHA ACLS/PALS course is not accepted as an equivocal course, as we are not able to examine the information or standards for this course. As such, we cannot guarantee an equivalency of the course material and standards. You will need to be nominated as Instructor Potential  (IP) on an RC (UK) provider course, undertake a GIC, and then undertake up to two teaching practices as an Instructor Candidate (IC).

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The Instructor process

The Instructor process