Accessing Centralised Study Budgets - Specialty Course Guidance 

The following information is offered as guidance and is not finite or exhaustive; there may be other courses that would be accepted that are not listed here. All study leave applications should be discussed with Educational Supervisor or Training Programme Director who will review the application against curriculum requirements and your personal development plan (PDP). This discussion will highlight whether the courses is aligned to curriculum and achievement of Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or whether the course is of an aspirational nature. Part-funding may be considered to support aspirational activity; however, approval must be sought form the TPD or HoS.

Please note this information may be subject to change.

SCHOOL

SPECIALITY / PROGRAMME

MANDATORY / DESIRABLE

COURSE

Surgery

All

Required

Regional Training Days

 

 

 

Simulation Training

 

 

Desirable

Exam preparation course relevant to level of training

 

 

 

Clinical Leadership and Management Course

 

 

 

Developing skills for educational supervision

 

 

 

National Conference or course attendance relevant to curricular progression (core where linked to career intentions)

 

 

 

National Courses and Events for Critical Appraisal Training

 

 

 

National Courses and Events relating to Human Factors Training

 

 

 

Courses to prepare for consultant interview (last two years of training)

 

Core Surgery

Required

Advanced Trauma Life Support

 

 

 

Advanced Paediatric Life Support (as an alternative to ATLS , or for those applying for ST3 paediatric surgery)

 

 

 

CrISP course (Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient)

 

 

 

Basic Surgical Skills

 

 

 

Anatomy

 

 

 

Research

 

 

Desirable

Anastomosis course-of interest to those pursuing General Surgery and Paediatric Surgery training

 

 

 

Basic ENT skills course (BEST) – currently unavailable

 

 

 

Core skills in laparoscopic surgery – of interest to those pursuing General Surgery, Paediatric Surgery and Urology training

 

 

 

Emergency Management of Severe Burns – of interest to those pursuing Plastic Surgery training

 

 

 

Microsurgery course – of interest to those pursuing Plastic Surgery, ENT, Cardiothoracic Surgery and OMFS

 

 

 

Orthopaedic plastering course – of interest to those pursuing Trauma & Orthopaedic training

 

 

 

Specialty skills in emergency surgery and trauma – of interest to those pursuing General Surgery training

 

 

 

Hand fracture Clinical Leadership and Management Course – of interest to those pursuing Plastic Surgery training

 

 

 

Essential Skills in Cardiothoracic Surgery

 

 

 

WM- core curriculum regional training programme

 

 

 

Human Factors

 

 

 

Enhanced Induction/Bootcamp

 

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Required

Advanced Trauma Life Support

 

 

 

Essential surgical skills-ST1 & ST2

 

 

 

CCrisp

 

 

 

Core Cardiac Surgery Course – Pinewood Campus, Wokingham

 

 

 

Core Thoracic Surgery Course – (MATTU), Guildford, Surrey

 

 

 

Non-Operative Technical Skills for Surgeons (NOTSS) Course – Advanced Patient Simulation Centre, St George’s Hospital, London

 

 

 

Operative Cardiothoracic Surgery Course – European Surgical Institute, Hamburg

 

 

 

Good clinical Practice/research methods

 

 

 

Management Course

 

 

 

Cardiothoracic Boot Camp Enhanced induction -ST1 & ST3

 

 

 

Professional Development Course

 

 

 

Teaching the teachers / Training the trainers-e.g. RCS Ed

 

 

Desirable

Echocardiography Course

 

 

 

Cardiac Morphology Course

 

 

 

Cadavaric Aortic Surgery Course

 

 

 

Cadavaric Mitral Surgery Course

 

 

 

Cadavaric VATS Lobectomy Course

 

 

 

Preparatory Course for the ISB FRCS Exit examination

 

 

 

Leadership Course

 

General Surgery

Required

Advanced Trauma Life Support

 

 

 

Basic Endoscopy Course

 

 

 

ATLS and subsequent re-certification

 

 

 

cCRISP

 

 

 

Teaching the teachers / Training the trainers-e.g. RCS Ed

 

 

 

Management Course

 

 

 

Good clinical Practice/research methods

 

 

Desirable

Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons (NOTSS)

 

 

 

Preparatory Course for the ISB FRCS Exit examination

 

 

 

Definitive Surgical Trauma Skills Course at RCS

 

Neurosurgery

Required

Advanced Trauma Life Support

 

 

 

CCrISP

 

 

 

Basic Surgical Skills

 

 

 

Teaching the teachers / Training the trainers-e.g. RCS Ed

 

 

 

Good clinical Practice/research methods

 

 

 

Attendance at National Meeting (and present)

 

 

 

Regional Teaching Programme

 

 

 

Desirable

Management Course

 

 

 

Neurosurgical Boot Camp/ enhanced Induction-ST1 level

 

 

 

Neurosurgical Boot Camp-ST3 level

 

 

 

Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons (NOTSS)

 

 

 

ESPN Course in Paediatric Neurosurgery

 

 

 

Attendance at sub-specialty skill course appropriate to trainees need (in Final years) i.e. vascular, endoscopy, oncology, spine.

 

 

 

Neurosurgery lecture course or equivalent attendance at relevant educational CPD

 

 

 

Cadaveric dissection (at some point during training) A few UK centres e.g. London, Edinburgh, Coventry, Leeds offer national level courses. Local cadaveric courses are available in many regional training programmes

 

 

 

Sub-Specialty training course e.g. spine/ paediatrics/ neuro-oncology etc

 

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS)

Required

Advanced Trauma Life Support

 

 

 

Management Course ST6-7

 

 

 

Good Clinical Practice (GCP)

 

 

 

Research methodology Course

 

 

 

Teaching the teachers / Training the trainers-e.g. RCS Ed

 

 

 

Regional Teaching Programme

 

 

 

ATLS x 2 with valid certificate at CCT

 

 

 

Basic plating  ST3-4

 

 

 

Microvascular anastomosis ST3-4

 

 

Desirable

Emergency Skill course – part of National SAC organised bootcamp

 

 

 

Basic plating course

 

 

 

Head and Neck Anatomy course

 

 

 

Surgical dermatology course

 

 

 

Orthognathic course

 

 

 

Microvascular course

 

 

 

Advanced trauma course

 

 

 

3 Sub-specialty courses

 

 

 

Head & Neck Anatomy ST3-4

 

 

 

Preparatory Course for the ISB FRCS Exit examination ST5-6

 

 

 

OMFS Enhanced Induction (Bootcamp) ST3

 

 

 

Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons (NOTSS)

 

Otolaryngology (ENT)

Required

Advanced Paediatric Life Support

 

 

 

Temporal Bone Dissection Course

 

 

 

Sinus Anatomy and Surgical Dissection Course

 

 

 

Head and Neck Surgery Course

 

 

 

Septorhinoplasty and Facial Plastics Course

 

 

 

Laser Surgery and Safety course

 

 

 

Management Course ST6-7

 

 

 

Paediatric Immediate Life Support Course (PILS)

 

 

 

Teaching the teachers / Training the trainers-e.g. RCS Ed

 

 

 

Research methodology Course

 

 

 

Temporal Bone Dissection

 

 

 

Sinus anatomy and dissection

 

 

 

Septorhinoplasy and facial plastic surgery

 

 

 

Head and Neck Surgery

 

 

Desirable

Bootcamp events

 

 

 

Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons (NOTSS)

 

 

 

Preparatory Course for the ISB FRCS Exit examination

 

Paediatric Surgery

Required

Advanced Paediatric Life Support

 

 

 

Management Course

 

 

 

Good clinical Practice/research methodology

 

 

Desirable

ST3 Bootcamp

 

 

 

Basic skills Paediatric Surgery training days

 

 

 

RCS Neonatal Surgery Course

 

 

 

Paediatric trauma symposium – (trainees are encouraged to attend but not yearly)

 

 

 

GOSH symposia – (trainees are encouraged to attend but not yearly)

 

 

 

Vascular Access course

 

 

 

BAPS/CCLG Oncology Course

 

 

 

COPU (operative urology course + workshop) usually only done by trainees with an interest in Urology

 

 

 

Neonatal surgery course

 

 

 

BAPU Urology course

 

 

 

Advanced Paediatric Laparoscopic Skills

 

 

 

Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons (NOTSS)

 

 

 

Definitive Trauma Skills Course

 

 

 

Preparatory Course for the ISB FRCS Exit examination

 

Plastic Surgery

Required

Advanced Trauma Life Support

 

 

Desirable

Microsurgical skills course

 

 

 

IRMER (Radiological Safety)

 

 

 

Basic Skills in Hand Surgery

 

 

 

Cadaveric Flap dissection course – minimum 3 day course

 

 

 

Advanced Courses in Plastic Surgery. 2 a year on a 4 year cycle. STRs expected to attend 4-6 during training

 

 

 

BSSH hand surgery instructional courses. STRs expected to attend 4-6 during training

 

 

 

EMSB – Burns course

 

 

 

Management Course

 

 

 

Teaching the teachers / Training the trainers-e.g. RCS Ed

 

 

 

Good clinical Practice/research methods

 

 

 

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Course

 

 

 

AO Hand Fracture Fixation Course

 

 

 

Regional Anatomy Courses e.g. upper limb, head and Neck.

 

 

 

Preparatory Course for the ISB FRCS Exit examination

 

 

Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery

Required

Advanced Trauma Life Support

 

 

 

Teaching the teachers / Training the trainers-e.g. RCS Ed

 

 

 

Management Course / Leadership Course

 

 

 

Good clinical Practice/research methods

 

 

 

Plastering Course

 

 

Desirable

European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics & Traumatology (if international, registration fee only)

 

 

 

AO Basic Principles of Fracture Management Course

 

 

 

Casting Course

 

 

 

Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons (NOTSS)

 

 

 

Basic Science Course

 

 

 

Anatomy and Surgical Approaches

 

 

 

BOA Instructional

 

 

 

Clinical Examination

 

 

 

Specialist Skills Course e.g. Arthroscopy, Hip & Knee Arthroplasty

 

 

 

External Fixation course

 

 

 

More Specialist Skills Course Spines foot ankle, paediatrics, hands

 

 

 

Post Exam attend sub-specialist

 

 

 

Advanced Sub-specialty Technical Skills Course

 

 

 

Advanced Trauma Course

 

 

 

Advanced Fracture Management (AO or equivalent)

 

 

 

Basic Arthroscopy Course

 

 

 

Hip Arthroplasty

 

 

 

Knee Arthroplasty

 

Urology

Required

Advanced Trauma Life Support

 

 

 

Teaching the teachers / Training the trainers-e.g. RCS Ed ST7

 

 

 

Management Course ST7

 

 

 

Enhanced Induction Boot camp-ST3

 

 

 

Good clinical Practice/research methods ST3-5

 

 

 

BAUS Annual Conference

 

 

 

Emergency cadaveric Surgery Course ST4-5

 

 

Desirable

Core Urology Course

 

 

 

Urodynamics course

 

 

 

Spinal Injuries Course

 

 

 

Paediatric Course

 

 

 

Scientific Basis of Urology

 

 

 

Emergency Urology Course

 

 

 

FRCS Urology - Revision Course ST5

 

 

 

PCNL (stones)-  Course ST7

 

 

 

Rigid and flexible ureterorenoscopy, laser and stenting course ST4

 

 

 

Urology Basic science course London

 

 

 

BAPU Course (paeds urology) ST5-6

 

Vascular Surgery

Required

Advanced Trauma Life Support

 

 

 

Management Course ST7-8

 

 

 

Teaching the teachers / Training the trainers-e.g. RCS Ed

 

 

 

ATLS and Subsequent re-certification

 

 

 

Good clinical Practice/research methods ST3-4

 

 

 

Introduction to Vascular Surgery-all newly appointed ST3s, 

 

 

 

cCRISP

 

 

 

Regional Teaching Programme

 

 

Desirable

ASpiRE 8-preparing for consultant practice

 

 

 

Any Instructor courses (ATLS, Basic Surgical Skills, cCrisp etc.)

 

 

 

Definitive Trauma Skills Course ST6-8

 

 

 

Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons (NOTSS)

 

 

 

Preparatory Course for the ISB FRCS Exit examination

 

 

 

Attendance at a National Meeting

 

 

 

ASPIRE Programme-ST3-ST8

 

 

 

Vascular Ultrasound

 

 

 

Amputation Course ST3-4

 

 

 

Cadaveric Anatomy Courses ST5-6

 

 

 

Open Vascular Approaches ST6-8

 

 

 

Complex endovascular course ST6-8