Clinical Simulation Courses

Simulation manikin during scenario.

Our expert faculty develop and organise a variety of courses covering a range of specialties and themes. We are also pleased to host and support a number of local and regional courses in our purpose built simulation space.

Many of our courses are open to candidates from around the southwest region so please contact us if you are interested in attending one.

Simulation Essentials: 'Train the Trainer'

Our 'Train the Trainer' course provides a thorough introduction to using simulation based education for training healthcare staff.

The course is open to all healthcare professionals, suitable for anyone with an interest in simulation training.

A follow up 1/2 day now allows attendees to further practise the skills and knowledge gained on day 1 as they take part in the delivery of one of our 'Emergency' simulation sessions.

Topics covered include:

  • Key education theories
  • planning, preparing and running scenarios
  • Using simulation manikins & simulation technology
  • Group debriefing
  • Support as faculty on 'Emergency' simulation course


Feedback from previous attendees:

"Very enjoyable and helpful course for anyone wanting to run simulations"

"This is an excellent beginners level course on planning and running simulation training"

"An excellent course that has inspired me to get more involved in developing and providing simulation sessions"

"Brilliant course, I will be recommending it to my colleagues and will use so much of what I learnt to apply to future simulations I run as a
clinical skills trainer"

"Extremely well delivered course that covers the essentials of what you need to embark on delivering simulation teaching sessions"

"Well executed, relevant to all grades, useful for my future practice as well as teaching others"

Course Fee: £195.00

Email SimSpace to book a place.

Introduction to Anaesthetics Taster Course

Our Anaesthetics Taster Course is a 1 day course for Foundation Doctors and Clinical Fellows looking to pursue a career in Anaesthetics.

Topics include:

  • The role of the Anaesthetist
  • Introduction to the anaesthetic machine
  • Practical and advanced airway management
  • Anaesthetic based simulation scenarios
  • How to perform an RSI
  • Interview preparation and practise


Feedback from previous attendees:

"Really well organised and interesting course."

"The trainees leading the course were very encouraging and approachable."

"Overall made me feel positive about applying for anaesthetics ."

Course Fee: £95.00

Email SimSpace to book a place.

Team Non-Technical Skills

A half day course designed for teams to explore and develop their understanding and application of non-technical skills.

Themes include:

  • Decision making
  • Team working
  • Task management
  • Situational awareness

This course is open to multi-professional clinical teams of between 3-8 members.

Course Fee: Free for North Bristol NHS Trust Staff

Email SimSpace to book a place.

Contact The Clinical Simulation Space

The Clinical Simulation Space is located on the ground floor of the Learning & Research Centre at Southmead Hospital.

If you have any questions relating to up-coming courses, our facilities, or our work, please email

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