Please find below a list of upcoming training courses and events based in Simulation. Links are provided for booking.

11th-12th May 2017: Advanced Paediatric Life Support

The APLS course provides the knowledge and skills necessary for recognition and effective treatment and stabilisation of children with life threatening emergencies, using a structured, sequential approach.

The seriously ill and or injured child needs to be treated as an individual; there are four key differences that determine treatment: weight, anatomy, physiology and psychology.

The structured approach focuses the clinician on resuscitation; emergency treatment followed by continual stabilisation and then transfer to a definitive care environment.

The course aims to teach, practice and test the acquisition and use of these technical skills. In addition, the human factors that generate the highest quality and safest health care provision are considered.

Information for Candidates:

This advanced paediatric life support programme is for those from a medical, nursing, ECP, ODP or RTO background, Physician’s Assistants for which APLS is relevant to their working practice. RTOs from any background who work in a paediatric hospital are eligible to take the programme. However, RTOs who work in a non-paediatric hospital, with any other background to those already listed, can send an application to the Working Group detailing their paediatric practice and each of these cases will be considered individually. The Working Group also recommend that nurses are senior staff nurses and above. Experienced level 5 staff nurses may take the course.


The programme comprises a one-day VLE followed by a two day face-to-face course. Online modular education through VLE: 17 modules in total. The VLE component must be completed prior to attending the two day course.

Course Administrator: Tanina Schillaci, 01223 254992

Location: Madingley Hall, Cambridge

Please follow the link below to book your place:

19th May 2017: MAnaGing Ill Children (MAGIC Course)


This course is a development in paediatric simulation teaching at the Addenbrooke’s Simulation Centre. Paediatrics is an ideal field for simulation and with the advancement in technology, high quality neonatal and paediatric manikins are now in use. Consultants from acute paediatric specialties act as faculty for delegates.

The course covers a wide range of paediatric emergency situations, teaching both clinical skills and management strategies in a simulated environment.

The course includes:

  • Introduction to the simulated environment
  • Exposure to simulated paediatric and neonatal emergencies
  • Debrief/feedback sessions


A full-day course designed for trainee paediatricians, recommended to be taken once during ST1-4 and again during ST5-8.

Numbers are limited to 8 candidates per course.


The course is scheduled to run from 09:15 - 16:30 with registration beginning at 09:00. You will be sent a programme along with further course details two weeks before the start of the course. 

The course will be held at the David Dunn Simmulation Centre, Addenbrooke's Hospital.


To apply for the course you will need to log in to the website with your username and password. If you do not have a username and password you will need to register first:

Please check that the email address you have signed up to the website with is the correct email address before making your application as this is the address your confirmation details and pre-course material will be sent to.

Registration fee: £180 - there is an additional charge of £5 to pay online, to avoid this please select the pay Over the Phone option).
East of England Paediatric Trainees: £25 (please select the Pay Over the Phone payment option)


Your place is not confirmed until you make payment. You will receive an automated confirmation email once we have confirmed your place.


Unless otherwise stated course fees are non-refundable.


If you have any queries or problems which are not answered above, please contact Tas on or via the Enquiries box to the right.

Course Administrator

Tas Ashworth
01223 348100

17 August 2017: Ready for Registrar Simulation Day

To be held at Ipswich Hospital.

More details coming soon!

**NEW ACADEMIC YEAR** ST1 Simulation Day

Following our successful pilot Simulation course for ST1 trainees in Paediatrics, we will be running another for the start of the new academic year. It is aimed at new trainees with little to no experience of Paediatric management; we will take candidates through some vital skills for their first jobs e.g. lumbar punctures and airway manoeuvres, as well as helping candidates manage common Paediatric patients they may come across using Simulation. This course is supported by the deanery and will be FREE with lunch provided!

Venue: Addenbrooke's Hospital, Medical School


November 2017, March 2018: Sick Kids In Primary Settings (SKIPS Course)

An interactive one day course with simulated scenarios & teaching sessions held at the East Anglian Simulation & Training Centre, Ipswich Hospital. This course is an in-depth look at communication within the Paedaitric Triadic consultation, with specific attention paid to common and difficult to manage Paediatric illnesses.

Audience: Course content designed to map to module 3.04 of the RCGP curriculum and assessment standards from the RCPCH curriculum. Open to all GP VTS and Paediatric ST1-5 trainees in the East of England. GPs and higher specialist trainees in paediatrics welcome if space permits.

Cost: Free to Eastern Region trainees thanks to a grant awarded from HEEoE  

Registration: Please register your interest or direct further enquiries to

To reserve your place, we request a returnable deposit of £50 by cheque made payable to ‘Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust’. Send to East Anglian Simulation Centre, Ipswich Hospital, Heath Road, IP4 5PD – please write SKiPS on the back. The cheque will be returned on the day subject to attendance. Cancelation within 14 days of course will result in your cheque being cashed.