Generic Instructor Course

In November 2016 we ran the first ALSG accredited Generic Instructor Course (GIC) in Mutengene, South West region of Cameroon. The GIC is recognised as one of the best "training the trainer" courses there is and it is the course that all UK instructors have to pass through in order to instruct on the ALSG and RC(UK) life support courses.

8 Cameroonian midwives, nurses and 1 doctor had been selected from the preceding Newborn Care Courses (NCC) to train as instructors.

Every GIC course must have an Educator whose role it is to punctuate the practical sessions with lectures on education theory. The Educator will have a postgraduate qualification in adult education and other GIC faculty members are encouraged to attend his/her lectures to keep their own practice as trainers up to date.

Instructor candidate being taught how to teach resuscitation

First GIC "graduates" and their instructors, Mutengene, South West region, Cameroon, November 2016

Each of these newly trained instructors now needs to instruct on 2 Newborn Care Courses under supervision in order to be fully signed off as accredited instructors.  A trip to Cameroon is currently planned for Spring 2018 to finish these people's training... and start a new round of NCCs, identifying potential instructors and another GIC.  Please see the Sustainable Learning page for NICHE International's 10 Steps to Newborn Care Course training self-sufficiency.