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Practical courses – franchising

Our practical skills courses use a ‘train the trainers’ model to help delegates teach safe techniques to colleagues and future doctors, with the aim of reducing preventable harm to mothers and their babies. These courses are available for franchising.

RCOG Basic Practical Skills course

RCOG Basic Practical Skills course

RCOG Basic Practical Skills course

RCOG Operative Vaginal Birth Simulation Training (ROBuST)

This course provides instruction and hands-on practice in all methods of operative vaginal birth (both non-rotational and rotational) to facilitate the achievement of the OSAT competencies on the RCOG Training matrix. Techniques for performing a caesarean section at full dilatation are also covered. The course consists of short lectures, hands-on workshops and small group discussions on teamwork and communication.

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Basic Practical Skills in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BPS)

This course introduces trainees to safe surgical techniques and obstetric clinical skills in a structured workshop environment. It is run at the RCOG but can also be run at regional centres provided the necessary requirements are met (this is confirmed during the application process).

The course covers basic surgical skills across 3 modules:

  • Basic open general surgical techniques
  • Obstetric skills
  • Gynaecological procedures (hysteroscopy and laparoscopy)

Get involved with Basic Practical Skills


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Franchising policy
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