Simulation Provider Certificate - 26th and 27th November 2024

Please note: If places are full, please email to be added to the waitlist, as it is likely a place will become available. 

Simulation Provider Certificate

The Simulation Provider Certificate is the Great Ormond Street Hospital faculty development programme for simulation facilitators. This certificate has been developed to provide a training pathway for individuals who are involved in the delivery of Simulation Based Education within and beyond Great Ormond Street Hospital.

This is a comprehensive and interactive programme covering key aspects of simulation education, mainly focusing on faculty development. Candidates will be exposed to the innovative use of simulation for education and healthcare transformation.
The programme provides a blend of theoretical basis and practical simulation applications in training and education. We cover a broad range of activities including debrief and facilitation theory, human factors engineering, scenario writing skills, the benefits and limitations of simulation technology, and opportunities for reflection and individualised feedback.

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Clarify the role and responsibilities of a successful simulation facilitator
  • Apply adult learning theories to practice in simulation based education 
  • Identify implicit and explicit strategies to create and maintain psychological safety during simulation-based events 
  • Describe different modalities available for simulation-based education
  • Design and deliver clinical simulation scenarios with appropriate objectives
  • Understand the applications, abilities and limitations of simulation technology
  • Demonstrate effective pre-briefing prior to simulations 
  • Demonstrate effective facilitation of simulation scenarios 
  • Demonstrate the ability to co-facilitate debriefs safely and effectively

Course expectations:
By joining this course, you are committing to completing both days of the Simulation Provider training. Beyond the course, the Simulation Team will provide you with a comprehensive resource pack to help you consolidate your training.  

Course structure:
The Simulation Provider training takes place over two days. The information below outlines the format of the individual sessions offered on this pathway.

Day 1 Objectives:

  • Describe the adult learning principles that underpin practice in simulation-based education
  • Define the role of debriefing in simulation-based education
  • Identify the key components of safe and effective debriefing
  • Rehearse core debriefing skills within a safe and supportive environment

Day 2 Objectives:

  • Identify the key components of effective candidate focused scenario design and delivery
  • Consider the importance of appropriate learning objectives within simulation scenarios
  • Describe the applications of the iterative cycle and educational needs assessment for scenario design
  • Troubleshoot common pitfalls in scenario design and delivery 
  • Discuss faculty roles in relation to effective scenario design and delivery
  • Gain an understanding of human factors and how they influence individual and team performance in healthcare
  • Explore the ways in which human factors principles can inform practice in healthcare simulation

Target Audience

The course is aimed at faculty who support the delivery of simulation-based education.

Date, Time, Venue:

This course is a 2 day face to face course taking place 9am-5pm. The course will take place at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Full details will be confirmed in the pre-course information.


£500 for the course. Payment can be made online below or via invoice.


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