CORNERSTONE® Teaching Practice module pilot

The CORNERSTONE® Teaching Practice pilot is coming to an end 1 October 2019. Thank you to practices who've participated, especially through the busy winter period and during a measles outbreak. We’ve collected over 600 pieces of feedback which will help us to finalise our new College Quality Standards. 

We’ve created a pilot assessment process flowchart to help practices prepare for the assessment – if you have any questions, please email

Pilot documents

Helpful feedback for the Quality team 

If the pilot isn’t for you, we’d still like to get your comments. When providing feedback on the draft Foundation Standard module, it would be helpful to consider: 

  • Are there indicators or criteria that are unclear? Is the required evidence easy to understand?\
  • Are there any additional training needs that should be compulsory?
  • Does the guidance help you understand the criteria and required evidence?
  • Are there any additional references that would be helpful to include?
  • Are there indicators or criteria that would fit better in the Foundation Standard module, CORNERSTONE® Continuous Quality Improvement module, or CORNERSTONE® General Practice module?
  • Are there indicators or criteria you feel should be taken out?
The easiest way to provide feedback is to download the CORNERSTONE® Teaching Practice module, add comments and suggestions to the document and send it to Alternatively, you can email us your comments and suggestions.


If you have any questions about the project, please email

Teaching practice module pilot FAQs

Does my practice have to be CORNERSTONE® accredited to be a teaching practice?

Yes, year one registrars must be in a CORNERSTONE® accredited practice. The College’s preference is that year two and three registrars also work in a CORNERSTONE® accredited practice. If a practice is not CORNERSTONE® accredited, the College will work through this with each practice, on a case-by-case basis.

Our practice is already a teaching practice. How are we affected by this?

If you're currently  CORNERSTONE® accredited and approved as a teaching practice, then your approval to teach will simply continue until your current CORNERSTONE® accreditation period expires.

Our practice has CORNERSTONE® accreditation and wants to be approved as a teaching practice, what do we need to do? 
Your practice needs to complete the Teaching Practice module to be approved as a teaching practice.

To achieve CORNERSTONE® will my practice have to complete the Teaching Practice module? 

No, the Teaching Practice module is a practice chosen module. To achieve CORNERSTONE® practices will need to be accredited against the Foundation Standard module, the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) module, and a practice chosen module. 

How has the teaching practice component of CORNERSTONE® been simplified?

The teaching practice requirements have been reviewed so that they no longer duplicate the content of the Foundation Standard or mandatory CORNERSTONE® modules.

If I complete the Teaching Practice module will I require an onsite assessment visit?

No, it will no longer be necessary for a teaching practice to have an on-site accreditation visit as this is now part of the CORNERSTONE® onsite assessment. 

If I don't participate in the pilot, is it still possible to provide feedback on the pilot modules? 

Absolutely, we would appreciate feedback from practices not directly involved in the pilot - the more feedback we get, the better the final modules will be. 

How will teachers be accredited/approved?

Teacher accreditation will be a process separate from both the Teaching Practice module and CORNERSTONE®. The  teacher accreditation will be managed by the College’s Learning Team.  All enquires to