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FST Associates, Members and Fellows are entitled to a 10% discount on all educational courses organised directly through RCSEd. For more information about this fantastic offer, please email


Training the Trainers: Trainer Development Course

This course is designed to meet the day-to-day needs of educational supervisors, clinical supervisors and trainers in the UK, and looks to build on the success of the previous Training the Trainers courses. Much is expected of trainers; they must coach, mentor, assess, monitor, supervise, design educational activities and model good practice with many pressures competing for their time. This course aims to equip trainers wth the tools they need to fulfil their obligations and evidence thier activity as part of the impending GMC trainer approval process. This course is delivered by clinicians for clinicians with educationalist support, with an emphasis on practical solutions for time pressured trainers.

The course is held in both RCSEd Edinburgh and Birmingham. For full information, dates and how to book, please email


Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons (NOTSS)

This one-day course examines the non-technical skills which underpin good operative performance using short talks, video simulated scenarios, and audience response voting system and small group discussions. By the end of the course, participants will be able to understand the theories and research relating to adverse events in surgery and the importance of non-technical skills in improving performance. Participants will also be able to use the NOTSS taxonomy to observe, rate and provide feedback on behavoirs in the operating room. 

The course is held in the UK and Internationally. For full information, dates and how to book, please email

System Disruptions: 19th August 2017

Due to essential systems maintenance and upgrades there will be interruptions to some on-line services on Saturday 19th of August.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.