All Clinical courses are listed below or you can use the filtering tools to help find the course you are looking for.
Staff in all areas are welcome to apply for courses in other divisions if you can manage the travel – The filters are there just to show you what is nearest to each division
(Please note – travel costs are only claimable for mandatory training).
Please see our FAQ’s if you’re having difficulty booking or email us.

Personality Disorder Awareness Training - GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Free CPD Event Mental Health North

This introductory level, one day course is designed to develop your awareness of Personality Disorder.
This training is funded and supported by the Gloucestershire Mental Health Crisis Concordat and by One Gloucestershire

Stroud Right Care Event-31st May 2018

Course Type Free CPD Event Medical North

The local Right Care and clinical team are holding a right care event
for SWASFT ambulance staff and representatives from Cotswold Frailty
Service, Minor injuries unit, Rapid Response, Mental Health and SPOCA
to have a forum to informally discuss all things related to the Right Care
initiatives and local care pathways.

Veterans Mental Health Awareness Workshops

Free CPD Event Mental Health East North West

This multiagency 3 hours workshop is led by a Mental Health Nurse & TILS Clinical Operations Manager. There will be several opportunities to participate, as 12 sessions have been planned Trust wide. Delegates are asked to complete an online course prior attendance.

Emergency Medicine & Trauma Conference - 5th & 6th May 18

Course Type Medical Research Self-Funded Short Course Trauma West

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Alcohol Related Brain Damage (ARBD): Raising awareness of the needs of ARBD sufferers and their carers: Training for professionals

Free CPD Event Medical Mental Health Urgent Care East North West

The course is part of a funded project to support people with ARBD and their families in two ways:
1. By improving the skills and knowledge of practitioners working with people with ARBD conditions and those at risk of ARBD;
2. By improving access to information for professionals, people with ARBD and their carers.

Long Term Conditions Masterclass-DEVON STP

Course Type Free CPD Event Medical Urgent Care West

This is an STP funded event open to staff who regulary admit to Devon Hospitals

Older People Master Class - DEVON STP

Course Type Free CPD Event Medical West

This is an STP funded event open to staff who regulary admit to Devon Hospitals

All in a Day's Work: Paediatric Presentations

Paediatrics Self-Funded Short Course North

A study and training day by Bristol Children’s Emergency Department ENP Team focused on emergency paediatric presentations for SPs.

Mental Health First Aid Training- Bristol, N.Somerset, South Glos. (BNSSG) -Staff Only

Funded Short Course Mental Health North

The BNSSG Community Education Provider Network (CEPN) is offering a funded 2 part program combining Mental Health First Aid and solution focused conversations, enabling staff to:

• Recognise a range of common mental health problems, identify crises, and be confident to assist
• Support patients to access appropriate local services
• Support self-care approaches to managing common mental health issues such as low mood, anxiety and difficulty sleeping

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance 'Get Acquainted' Day

Events Free CPD Event Medical Trauma

Hosted by Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance this ‘Get Acquainted’ Day enables DSAA and SWAST crews to meet each other away from the pressures of scene, and participate together in discussions, workshops and more.

Adult ALS Workshop - West Division

Free CPD Event Medical East West

This is an informal workshop to bring you up to scratch with the latest adult ALS guidelines.

Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Conference - B&NES, Swindon and Wiltshire

Events Free CPD Event Medical Mental Health Obstetrics North

Are you aware of the mental health challenges future families face since pregnancy and after delivery? Up to one in five women and their families are believed to be affected by mental health problems in the perinatal period.

This can include anxiety and/or depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, postpartum psychosis, post-traumatic stress disorder, bi-polar affective disorder, personality disorder and eating disorders.

Mental Health Awareness for Ambulance Staff

Course Type Funded Short Course Mental Health North

This is a CPD opportunity for patient facing staff of all grades (Road and Hub).

The focus of the day will be how to work with those who present in crisis, covering a range of Mental Health Problems but paying special attention to Borderline Personality Disorder and working with those who are suicidal.

Diabetes Distance Learning

Distance Learning Free Distance Learning Medical East North West

Cambridge Diabetes Education Programme (CDEP) are offering SWAST staff free access to their online diabetes learning tool. Supporting all levels of healthcare practitioners the tool helps to demonstrate their diabetes knowledge and skills relevant to their role. A variety of diabetes specific topics are available which currently amounts to 30 hours of diabetes study time.

Exeter Sports Medicine Conference

Events Medical Self-Funded Short Course East North West

An international cutting-edge rugby-focused self-funded sports medicine conference on 9 & 10 May 2018 at Sandy Park, home of the Exeter Chiefs. Topics include concussion research and management, nutrition to support injury recovery and the athletic heart.

Pre-Hospital Burns Treatment

Funded Short Course Medical Paediatrics East North West

This fantastic 2 hour course on pre-hospital burns assessment and treatment includes both paediatrics and adult care and will improve your knowledge of treatment in a pre-hospital environment. This course comes highly recommended and is available free to all staff.

Evidencing Work-Based Learning (EWBL) 40 Credits M Level

Funded University Module East North West

EWBL is a 40 Credit Masters level UWE module which aims to capture educational opportunities that arise in the workplace. Completion of the EWBL module can help you develop as an individual whilst directly contributing to service improvement. The module is based around a project you plan and is extremely flexible.
Although based at UWE, face to face days are not required. Please discuss with the Module Lead and UWE contact.

ECG Distance Learning - Online Resources

Distance Learning Medical East North West

We have compiled a collection of Online ECG Distance Learning resources from various providers. These deliver videos, tutorials, posts, discussions and quizzes available to all staff. Topics include electrophysiology, STEMI, lead systems, avis deviation, normal and abnormal ECG patterns and arrhythmias.

Life Connections Roadshow at UWE Bristol

Events Medical Self-Funded Short Course North

The publishers of Ambulance UK are working in conjunction with SWAST to create a Multi-Conference/Workshop event at Bristol UWE, Frenchay Campus on Thursday 21 June 2018.

safeTALK Suicide Alertness Training

Clinical Course Type Events Free CPD Event Safeguarding North

SOLD OUT. safeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper.

Hands on Clinical Emergency Obstetrics Training (PROMPT based)

Funded Short Course Obstetrics North

This course is a great opportunity for Paramedics and midwives to exchange experiences to aid in a multi-professional approach to patient care and cross service working. You will learn the general methodology of maternity care including breech birth, shoulder dystocia, neonatal resus, post partum haemorrhage & cord prolapse. This course is open to Paramedics and clinicians above this level.

PROMPT Practical Obstetric Multi-Professional Training

Funded Short Course Obstetrics West

Fully funded places for SWAST paramedics and clinicians above this level on a full day PROMPT course in Truro. Course content includes Eclampsia, Haemorrhage, Complex Deliveries, Shoulder Dystocia and more.

NCFE Level 2 Distance Learning for all staff

Distance Learning Funded Distance Learning IT Skills Leadership & Management Medical Mentoring & Teaching Paediatrics Safeguarding Urgent Care East North West

All courses are fully funded subject to application criteria, 16 to 20 weeks in duration based on 8-10 hours of learning per week. Subjects include Dementia Care, Mental Health, Diabetes, IT Skills, Customer Service, Business Administration, Team Leading and many more.

Clinical Research - Free CPD Opportunities

Clinical Free CPD Event Non-clinical Paediatrics Research Research East West

Workforce Development training and development opportunities for staff delivering clinical research within the South West Peninsula. Training opportunities include Introduction to Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Valid Informed Consent (VIC) and Paediatric Communication and Consent (PCC) and more.

Cumbria Distance Learning Top (Funded)

Distance Learning Funded Distance Learning Funded University Module East North West

APPLICATIONS CLOSED. SWASFT are pleased to announce that we will be opening once again for applications to undertake a BSc (Hons) Practice Development: Developing Paramedic Practice with the University of Cumbria (commencing in January 2018).

This programme will enable successful applicants to undertake a fully funded distance learning BSc top up programme in under two years.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Course Type Funded Short Course Safeguarding East North West

ASIST is an interactive and practical two day course for those working/volunteering in the Gloucestershire area that aims to:
• help people to recognise the signs that someone is considering suicide
• Gain the skills and confidence to respond appropriately and intervene to prevent immediate risk of suicide.
ASIST has been described as a form of ‘suicide first aid’.

Clinical Supervision - The supervision of clinical practice – application of enhanced theory and skills (degree level)

Funded University Module Mentoring & Teaching East North West

These six study units have been produced to help healthcare professionals to understand the principles of clinical supervision and how it works in practice. The materials are appropriate for both supervisors and supervisees. We hope they will enable you to gain maximum benefit from the process.

Advancing Practice in Context at Plymouth

Funded University Module Medical East North West

APPLICATIONS CLOSED. This 20 credit Level 6 module at Plymouth University enables you to advance your practice in the provision of high quality, patient-centred care, appraising risk leading on the development of complex patient pathways to deliver safe care.

We have 6 spaces available on 2 runs for SWAST staff.

Trauma & Extrication Training Day

Funded Short Course Trauma North

This fantastic one day course is based around RTC theory and includes live scenarios to enable more effective inter-agency working. Free to all SWAST staff, all grades welcome.

Pre-­hospital PROMPT Maternity Emergencies Training Day

Funded Short Course Obstetrics North

A great opportunity to attend a fully funded PROMPT training day which includes managing birth complications, haemorrhage and basic new-born resuscitation with some fantastic practical sessions on pregnancy induced hypertension with hands‐on workshops on cord prolapse, vaginal breech and more.

Pre Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)

Medical Self-Funded Short Course Trauma East North

Would you like to increase your confidence when responding to trauma patients? Would you like to work to an internationally recognised and certified standard?
The primary aim of PHTLS is to promote excellence in trauma care. Often it is the basic principles of trauma care that saves lives; this 2 day PHTLS course focuses on these skills.

Buccal Midazolam Training

Free CPD Event East

This course in Poole & Dorchester is free for all NHS staff who support clients who have been prescribed buccal midazolam to control prolonged epileptic seizures.

Epilepsy Awareness Training

Free CPD Event East

Free to all NHS staff, this course in Poole & Dorchester is intended for any professional who works with people who have epilepsy. It provides an understanding of Epilepsy Awareness to JEC Standard.

Open All Hours - Macmillan Cancer Care Education Day

Events Free CPD Event Medical East

This is a high quality ambulance specific 1 day CPD session around Cancer, End of Life and Palliative care. It is a great opportunity to learn, share experiences and help you approach these difficult situations professionally.

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