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Simulation Facilitator Training


Health Education England is developing a national strategy to ensure the equity of access to simulation education and training across England.

It has been established for some time that simulation provides ‘unprecedented opportunities for the healthcare workforce to acquire develop and maintain the essential knowledge, skills, values and behaviours needed for safe and effective patient care.’ (HEE 2021)

This programme offers participants the opportunity to develop the skills and competencies to facilitate a range of multi professional clinical and non-clinical simulations across a range of professional specialties.

It emphasises the importance of basing simulations on the strategic needs of the organisation and departments and reflects the specific needs of staff/trainees within the organisation (medical, nursing, AHPs, others) in the content of the simulation programme.

The programme is designed to work with a multi professional group of participants. It is based on the principle that teams who work together should be trained together.


Who is it for?


The course is designed for a range of clinical and non-clinical practitioners including Consultants, Specialist Registrars, Nurse and AHP Practice Educators, Simulation Facilitators and Trainers working in the NHS Social Care and Charitable sectors. Participants currently working in Simulation Suites or interested in developing the skills to facilitate simulation as part of their education training and development portfolio will learn how to develop simulation scenarios and deliver simulation training to meet national standards.


Course Objectives:

  • Develop competency in facilitation of clinical and non-clinical simulation activity
  • Develop appropriate content
  • Incorporate a range of teaching methods
  • Set an appropriate environment for simulation
  • Develop an organisational culture of learning


Course Content:

  • Simulation Based Learning (SBL)
  • Mobile In-situ Guerrilla Simulation (MIGS)
  • National simulation standards
  • Developing simulation scenarios’
  • Simulation facilitation skills
  • Point of Care & Dedicated Simulation Suite Delivery
  • Simulation activities clinical and non-clinical
  • Working collaboratively with a range of colleagues
  • Quality assurance, confidentiality and health and safety 

Indicative duration:

3-day programme

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