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.

Surgery Study Leave Course List

School Speciality/Programme  Required / Aspirational Course
Surgery All Required Regional Training Days
Simulation Training
Aspirational 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
Aspirational 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
Aspirational 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
Aspirational 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)
Management Course
Neurosurgical Boot Camp / enhanced Induction - ST 1 level
Neurosurgical Boot Camp-ST3 level
Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons (NOTSS)
ATLS
SBNS / EANS
Attendance at sub-specialty skill course appropriate to trainees need (in Final years) i.e. vascular, endoscopy, oncology, spine
Regional Teaching Programme
Aspirational ESPN Course in Paediatric Neurosurgery
Advanced Communication Skills course
National training day
British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS) Endourology Dry Lab Course
Nottingham Acute Kidney Injury Course
Penile regional annual meeting
Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL) masterclass course
Rigid and flexible ureterorenoscopy, laser and stenting course
Ureteroscopy course
Fellow of the European Board of Urology
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
Aspirational 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
Aspirational 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
Aspirational 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  CSPSS for military trainees every year (funding provided by military)
One of either BAPRAS/BASPS/BSSH specialty meetings per year
ATLS
EMSB
train the trainer course
Hand fracture fixation course
Dermatoscopy course
Advanced Trauma Life Support
  Pre FRCS(Plast) revision course per STR trainee during ST3-5 year. 
Flap raising course
Microsurgical course
BAPRAS/BSSH/BAAPS instructional courses
Sub-specialty courses aligned to declared fellowships in the sun-specialty interest i.e sarcoma, breast, cleft, head & neck, skin cancer, paediatric, lower limb etc. 
Leadership courses
Human factors 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
Aspirational 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
3 x 2 day Regional training days; consultant delivered, interactive (workshops, simulation, round table discussions
Attendance of national / international meetings; trainees encouraged to present but must demonstrate aligned to ISCP syllabus
Minimum requirement for trainees to attend 70% of the regional/additional training days, including at least 2 of the 2-day regional meetings 
HEE Leadership and Management programme
Local Internal Teaching
Basic Surgical Skills
Scientific Basis of Urology
Trainee Teaching day
Urodynamics Course
European Association of Urology Annual Congress
Laparscopic Nephrology Surgery Training
Mock FRCS Urology Day
Mock VIVAs
Regional Study Day
Spinal Injuries for Urologists
Urology Basic science course
Emergency cadaveric Surgery Course ST4-5
Aspirational 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
Aspirational 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
ENT Required 3 x 2 day Regional training days; consultant delivered, interactive (workshops, simulation, round table discussions
Attendance of national / international meetings; trainees encouraged to present but must demonstrate aligned to ISCP syllabus
Attendance of national / international meetings; trainees encouraged to present but must demonstrate aligned to ISCP syllabus


   Version 3: July 2019