ALS Instructors are required to teach on at least four courses in four years, ideally spaced out over the 4-year period. It is recommended that one of these should be outside their home centre.
Teaching on the 1-day recertification course or the e-ALS course is equivalent to one full course. One course in every two years can be a Generic Instructor Course (GIC).
Instructor resources on the LMS
Course materials are updated in response to changes in practice, NICE guidelines and research. The RC (UK) recommends that instructors access the course materials on the LMS prior to a course.
Your Instructor status
Your LMS profile
also records information regarding your Instructor status:
- Your teaching history: all courses you attended and the capacity in which you attended
- Your certificate: you can download your current Instructor certificate(s) which include the expiry date.
Finding centres that require faculty
You can search for upcoming courses below then contact the centre(s) directly to request a place on their faculty. All arrangements, including programmes, start and finish times, travel directions, accommodation and faculty meals (if appropriate) will be managed by the centre.
IPs and ICs
IPs are encouraged to attend a Generic Instructor Course (GIC) as soon as practicable; you can enrol on the GIC LMS.
ICs can use the search below to identify courses on which to undertake your teaching practices. There are limited IC places and it is important to identify yourself as an IC to ensure you receive appropriate mentorship. In preparation for the course please familiarise yourself with the course materials (see above) and take your GIC logbook with you.