The ETC course runs over 2.5 days and is predominantly practical based learning. 

Experienced faculty

All our faculty are senior clinical staff from multi disciplinary specialities. With a named mentor throughout the course, you will be well supported. 

Course Dinner

Included in your course fee is a course dinner attended by all candidates and faculty, providing an opportunity to relax together as a team. 

NB. Course dinner will only be available where Covid -19 restrictions allow.


Based on small group working, 85% of our course is taught in Sim/scenario workshops, each focusing on specific areas related to trauma, and growing in complexity as the course progresses. 


Throughout the course you will be supported by a personal mentor. They will meet with you each day, and are there to support you. 


Through a combination of continuous assessment throughout the course and summative assessment on the final day you will be assessed on technical skills and team leadership. There is no written exam.

ETC Manual

In preparation for your course, and for future reference, you will be provided with a course manual (PDF & hard copy).


I felt that my learning curve was very steep and I have aquired very important skills which are transferrable to many other areas in my work life. 

Excellent course. Good use of multiple simulations to teach both technical and non technical skills.

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ETC teaches candidates in small groups to ensure everyone can maximise their learning potential. Over 2.5 days candidates will cover multiple scenarios including:

  • Abdominal trauma

  • Airway management 

  • Head injury

  • Paediatric trauma

  • Shock

  • Spinal Injury

  • Thoracic trauma

Technical skills are taught alongside non-technical skills to support your development as an effective member or leader of the trauma team. 

Once successfully completed, you will be registered as an ETC Provider for 5 years following your course.

NB: The ETC will cover skills relevant to all senior clinical staff within the trauma team. Successful completion of the course does not licence you to undertake such skills and you must practice within your scope of professional conduct within your clinical setting