The SWASFT Learning and Development team is much more than your point of contact for annual Development Days (formerly SME) training. We are working on many exciting projects to help you deliver best practice and be the best you can be.  


The Clinical Simulation Vehicle (CSV) is an ambulance at heart, but with innovation and technology at its core. Realism is the key to providing the correct training in a pre-hospital setting, that is why simulation is so important. This is delivered through the use of high fidelity, low fidelity or the use of live actors (patients).

To enable us to ensure we meet our learning objectives all simulated training is audio and visual recorded, so tutors have the ability to have a complete overview of the training scenarios.

The CSV is used Trust wide providing all types of clinical training to our staff.


Also available is the new iLearn training videos web page. Here you will find vidoes made by the Simulation Team with content from development days such ALS / NLS demonstrations

iLearn link (opens new tab)

Updated Feb 2018


RCGP/CoP/SECAMB 'Paramedic Practitioner' Exam


The Paramedic Practitioner exam is an essential component of the SWASFT SPUEC programme.  It consists of a two-part process, a three-hour written paper plus also 14 OSCEs (Objective Structured Clinical Examinations), the practical part, which is taken at St Georges Medical School in London over two days.

The exam was developed in 2013 by Kent, Surrey and Sussex Deanery, South East Coast Ambulance Service and the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) in collaboration with the College of Paramedics. It’s managed and delivered by the RCGP under extremely rigorous conditions and the OSCEs are facilitated by professional actors.  So far 12 SWASFT Specialist Paramedics have completed the exam successfully and the current cohort of 30 SPUCs will sit it next summer, at the completion of their programme

Updated March 2016