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RCOG Operative vaginal Birth Simulation Training (ROBuST) Trainer and Trainee Course Combined

Start: 11/03/2020 08:00
End: 11/03/2020 17:15

Location: RCOG
Programme: ROBuST Combined Trainees and T3 - March 2020.pdf


The course is now fully booked - Please email to be added to the waiting list. We reccomend Trainees book on to one of the ROBuST franchise courses.

This course has been designed for trainees and trainers who are not able to attend a local course or who are coming from outside the UK to participate in training.

This is also an opportunity for new faculty who want to run the course locally as part of the RCOG franchised course programme.

The aim of ROBuST is to provide instruction and hands-on practice in all methods of operative vaginal birth (both non-rotational and rotational) to facilitate the achievement of the OSATS 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. 

The cost of the course is inclusive of the ROBuST course manual (and Trainer’s manual for new trainers).

Spaces on this course is strictly limited to 16 places for Trainees and 6 for Trainers.

Who Should Attend

  • Trainees: Trainee levels ST1-ST3 only
  • Trainers: Consultants or senior Midwives whose institutions have applied to run, consider running or run an RCOG Operative Birth Simulation Training Course

Why Attend


  • To develop your skills in performing operative vaginal birth, by tuition and hands-on practice
  • To learn the technical and non-technical skills necessary to manage delay in the second stage of labour
  • To facilitate the achievement of the relevant skills in the RCOG training matrix


  • Learn how to deliver ROBuST Training in your hospital or unit
  • Brush up on techniques required to teach the course
  • Discover how RCOG franchised courses work

Convenor of ROBuST

Dr Dimitrios Siassokos MRCOG, London

Deputy Convenor of ROBuST

Dr Michele Mohajer FRCOG, Shrewsbury

Honorary Co-Director of Conferences

Mr Philip Toozs-Hobson FRCOG, Birmingham

Honorary Co-Director of Conferences

Mr Andrew Sizer FRCOG, Shrewsbury


The registration fee (inclusive of online discount and VAT at 20%) for this event is: 

  • Trainer rate: £315
  • Trainee rate: £285

How to book

  1. Sign into the RCOG website or create your account here – you need to be registered with the RCOG website to book on to an event
  2. Check that your card billing address is listed in ‘My account’ > ‘My details’ > ‘Addresses’, as you will need this in order to complete your booking
  3. Check that your details are correct in ‘My account’ > ‘My details’ > ‘Career stage’, as we will use this to calculate your registration fee
  4. Return to this page
  5. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the booking form, which will appear once you are logged in

Alternatively, you can book using the postal booking form, although if you book using this method you will not receive the £10 online discount.

If you would like your hospital or trust to be invoiced for your place, please read the events FAQs for further details.

For any queries regarding this event, please contact:

Selina Goyal, Events Coordinator

Elouise Chadderton-Illing, Events Administrator