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

Start: 22/03/2022 08:00
End: 22/03/2022 16:45

Location: RCOG

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 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, practical 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 are strictly limited to 18 places for Trainees and 8 for Trainers.

Why attend


  • Develop your skills in performing operative vaginal birth, through tuition and hands-on practice
  • Learn the technical and non-technical skills necessary to manage delay in the second stage of labour
  • Facilitate the achievement of the relevant skills in the RCOG training matrix


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

Peer Feedback

“Lot’s of hands on practice with good support, explanation and feedback from trainers.”

“Excellent hands on training.”

“Fantastic course. Insightful lectures and practical sessions to re-inforce skills.”

“Very good course with lots of hands on stimulation.”

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

Course Convenor

Dr Dimitrios Siassokos MRCOG, London

Deputy Convenor

Dr Michele Mohajer FRCOG, Shrewsbury

Honorary Director of Conferences

Mr Andrew Sizer FRCOG, Shrewsbury

Deputy Honorary Director of Conferences

Mr Dudley Robinson FRCOG, London


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

  • Trainer Rate: £315.00
  • Trainee Rate: £285.00

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 download and complete the booking form, then email it to, 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:

Events Team

For any queries regarding sponsorship and exhibition, please contact:

Natasha Hagenbuch – Corporate Development Manager

You need to be logged in to the RCOG website to make an online booking. Please go to the log-in page.