ETC is a comprehensive course designed to meet the needs of clinical staff involved the in the acute in-hospital care of major trauma patients.

  • Scenario/Sim training
  • High faculty to candidate ratio
  • Small group ‘hands on’ training
  • Senior faculty

Drawing on the major advances in trauma care over the past 15 years, ETC participants will undergo training in the management of multiple scenarios, including:

  • Head Injuries
  • Abdominal trauma
  • Thoracic trauma
  • Paediatrics
  • Shock
  • Airway management
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Transfer workshop

Throughout the course, technical skills will be taught, alongside human factors and non-technical skills. Each candidate undertaking the courses will be allocated a course mentor to support them through the programme and provide a point of contact within the faculty in case of any queries or concerns.

To support the team ethos, the course includes a networking dinner on the first evening, for all candidates and faculty, providing an opportunity for all to share experiences and knowledge in a relaxed environment. Dinner is included within the course fees.


The course assessment process consists of two components:

Continuous assessment – Technical and Non-technical Skills: Candidates are assessed on their ability to perform core technical trauma related skills, alongside their non-technical abilities to perform as a high functioning team member and team leader.

Summative assessment: On the final day of the course candidates are assessed on team leader skills via scenario based sessions.

There is no written exam.

To support you through this process Candidate feedback is provided throughout the course via daily meetings with your course mentor. All aspects must be achieved in order to pass the course.