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 south-west region so please contact us if you are interested in attending one.

Upcoming courses are listed below.

Anaesthetic Non-Technical Skills

This is a one day course focused on non-technical skills for anaesthetists.

The day will consist of simulated scenarios and small group work, and is aimed at CT2+ level doctors.

Topics include:

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

Next Course: Friday 16th November
Course Fee: £120.00

Email SimSpace to book a place

Simulation Essentials: 'Train the Trainer'

This 1 day '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.

Topics covered include:

  • Key education theories
  • planning, preparing and running scenarios
  • Using simulation manikins
  • Group debriefing

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"

Next Course: Monday 29th October

Course Fee: £90.00

Email SimSpace to book a place.

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

Next Course: Monday 12th November
Course Fee: £90.00

Email SimSpace to book a place.

ACUTE: Medical Essentials

A half day simulation course focused on the essentials of medical ward work.

Themes include:

  • A_E Assessment
  • Initial Management of Unwell Medical Patients
  • Out-of-Hours Work
  • Non-Technical Skills


This course is suitable for:

  • Foundation Year 1 & 2 Doctors
  • SHO Doctors & Clinical Fellows
  • Nurses & other health professionals
  • Final year Medical Students
  • Physician Associates


Upcoming Dates:

Monday 5th November, 8.30am-12.30pm
Monday 5th November, 1pm-5pm
Monday 26th November, 8.30am-12.30pm

Email SimSpace to book a place.

ACUTE: Medical Emergencies

Building upon our ‘Medical Essentials’ course, this half day simulation course focusses on managing emergencies on medical wards.

Themes include:

  • Further Management of Acutely Unwell Medical Patients
  • Prioritisation
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Non-Technical Skills

This course is suitable for:

  • Foundation Year 1 & 2 Doctors
  • SHO Doctors & Clinical Fellows
  • Nurses & other health professionals
  • Physician Associates

Please note, attendance on the ‘Medical Essentials’ course is not required before attending this course.

Upcoming Dates:

Thursday 24th January, 8.30am-12.30pm
Monday 4th February, 1pm-5pm
Monday 11th March, 1pm-5pm

Email SimSpace to book a place.

ACUTE: Medical Challenges

Building upon our ‘Medical Essentials’ & ‘Medical Emergencies’ courses, this half day simulation course focusses on leadership and decision making for challenging situations in the management of patients with acute medical problems.

Themes include:

  • Decision Making
  • Managing Adversity
  • Leading a Team
  • Human Factors

This course is suitable for:

  • Foundation Year 1 & 2 Doctors
  • SHO Doctors & Clinical Fellows
  • Nurses & other health professionals
  • Physician Associates

Please note, attendance on the ‘Medical Essentials’ or the ‘Medical Emergencies’ course is not required before attending this course.

Upcoming Dates:

Friday 29th March, 8.30am-12.30pm
Wednesday 24th April, 1pm-5pm
Thursday 13th June, 1pm-5pm

Email SimSpace to book a place.

ACUTE: Surgical Essentials

A half day simulation course focused on the essentials of surgical ward work.

Themes include:

  • A_E Assessment
  • Initial Management of Unwell Surgical Patients
  • Out-of-Hours Work
  • Non-Technical Skills

This course is suitable for:

  • Foundation Year 1 & 2 Doctors
  • SHO Doctors & Clinical Fellows
  • Nurses & other health professionals
  • Final year Medical Students
  • Physician Associates

Upcoming Dates:

Thursday 1st November, 8.30am-12.30pm
Thursday 1st November, 1pm-5pm
Thursday 29th November, 1pm-5pm

Email SimSpace to book a place.

ACUTE: Surgical Emergencies

Building upon our ‘Surgical Essentials’ course, this half day simulation course focusses on managing emergencies on surgical wards.

Themes include:

  • Further Management of Acutely Unwell Surgical Patients
  • Prioritisation
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Non-Technical Skills

This course is suitable for:

  • Foundation Year 1 & 2 Doctors
  • SHO Doctors & Clinical Fellows
  • Nurses & other health professionals
  • Physician Associates

Please note, attendance on the ‘Surgical Essentials’ course is not required before attending this course.

Upcoming Dates:

Monday 28th January, 8.30am-12.30pm
Wednesday 13th February, 8.30am-12.30pm
Friday 1st March, 8.30am-12.30pm

Email SimSpace to book a place.

ACUTE: Surgical Challenges

Building upon our ‘Surgical Essentials’ & ‘Surgical Emergencies’ courses, this half day simulation course focusses on leadership and decision making for challenging situations in the management of patients with acute surgical problems.

Themes include:

  • Decision Making
  • Managing Adversity
  • Leading a Team
  • Human Factors

This course is suitable for:

  • Foundation Year 1 & 2 Doctors
  • SHO Doctors & Clinical Fellows
  • Nurses & other health professionals
  • Physician Associates

Please note, attendance on the ‘Surgical Essentials’ or the ‘Surgical Emergencies’ course is not required before attending this course.

Upcoming Dates:

Wednesday 20th March, 8.30am-12.30pm
Friday 12th April, 1pm-5pm
Wednesday 8th May, 8.30am-12.30pm

Email SimSpace to book a place.

CRITICAL: 1

Developed to target more advanced healthcare workers, the CRITICAL course is a half day simulation course focusing on the management of critically unwell patients.

Strengthening complex decision making and management this course will develop both clinical and non-technical skills with scenarios based in ED, AMU, and Critical Care settings.

Themes include:

  • Leading a Team
  • Managing Adversity
  • Challenging Decisions
  • Human Factors

This course is suitable for:

  • SHO and ST3+ doctors of any specialty
  • Nurses and nurse practitioners
  • Clinical Fellows

Please note, attendance on one of our 'ACUTE' courses is not required before attending this course.

Upcoming Dates:

Thursday 8th November, 8.30am-1pm
Tuesday 13th November, 12pm-4.30pm
Monday 17th December, 12pm-4.30pm
Thursday 31st january, 8.30am-1pm

Email SimSpace to book a place.