Simulation Facilitator Training Course – SimFacT

HEKSS support for this course ended in September 2017. We are now offering this course as a paid course. Course fee is GBP 450, which can be deposited by cheque, debit card or BACS transfer.  Outreach courses can be arranged on additional dates for cohorts of 10 candidates.

Course Dates:


Jan 12-13: COURSE FULL
Jan 26-27: COURSE FULL Outreach – Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Feb 23-24: COURSE FULL
Apr 6-7: Cancelled due to clash with Half Term
June 15-16: COURSE FULL
July 20-21: COURSE Outreach – Surrey & Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust – For Obs, Gynae and Midwifery specialisms
Sept 21-22: COURSE FULL



Feb 22-23: PAID COURSE
June 14-15: PAID COURSE

Course Lead

Dr Amit Mishra

The Course

The aim of the SimFacT (Simulation Facilitator Training) course is to support faculty in developing the knowledge and skills to promote effective teaching and learning within simulation-based medical education.

SimFacT is a 2-day course based in a simulation suite.  Day 1 includes introduction to simulation as an educational tool and introduction to debriefing.  Day 2 includes orientation to the simulation centre facility, hi-fidelity simulation and debriefing.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding the theories which underpin adult learning and SBME
  • Appreciate the value of reflection in promoting learning
  • Understanding the principles of curriculum mapping and curriculum-led simulation
  • Introduction to human factors, effective team-working and crisis resource management
  • Non-technical skills in healthcare delivery
  • Development of multi-professional scenarios
  • Using SBME within the workplace to improve patient care e.g. SUIs
  • Understanding how Learner-Centric debriefing can promote reflection and learning

Target groups

The course is open to all professional groups.


The cost of SimFacT Courses from December 2017 will be £450, payable by cheque or BACS.

If you need to cancel or reschedule your course, please note that a minimum of 4 weeks’ notice is required.  If you cancel without sufficient notice or do not attend the course, the deposit will be forfeited.


The course will be held at the KSS Children’s Simulation Centre


Course Programme – SimFacT


The paid course is open to all healthcare staff at the national level.

If you wish to register for this course please use the form below:
Registration Form 2017

Feedback from candidates on previous courses:
Please give a specific example of something you have learnt during this course that you will take back to your simulation practice
Learning how to structure designing a scenario, particularly considering how the scenario might play out and how to adapt to changes in flow (eg candidate response or equipment malfunction).
How to stimulate discussion in a small group.
Although not a debrief course, I did find the teaching on debrief useful
Educational theory and scenario design.
What were the best aspects of the course for you?
Running a simulation session myself.
As a nurse in a room of doctors, I liked the teaching style, very relaxed, not intimidating.
Liked to practice debrief. Liked being able to present my scenario.
Interaction with other peers
Some very insightful perspectives on scenario design and debrief provided – thank you!
Thank you for a wonderful course.