The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care

Course Curriculum and Application


The course covers the curriculum through a multimodality learner centred approach including pre course reading, discussions to deliver clarity, hands on practical skill acquisition and application through simulation. Knowledge, skill acquisition and application are assessed through continual formative and summative assessment processes.

The course is delivered by experienced faculty from the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care including experienced crowd doctors, nurses and paramedics. The teaching faculty aims for the courses to be enjoyable, supportive and non-threatening, to respect and build on candidates’ prior experience through a learner centred approach, engaging them in their own learning encouraging self-reflection and development.

The Crowd Doctors & Practioners Course is endorsed by the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care being assessed on its curricula content, educational delivery, assessments and teaching faculty every four years. Candidate feedback is taken on every course and considered in the continued course development.

The course is run twice a year; September/October in the London area and February/March in the Yorkshire region. Applications are invited through the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care Office of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. The current cost of the Full 2.5 day course is £650 whereas the 2 day recertification 2 day course is £450.

The next Crowd Doctors & Practitioners Course will take place in Doncaster on 1st, 2nd and 3rd March 2019. 

You will find the application form at the bottom of this page or by clicking on this link

Completed application forms are to be returned by e-mail to or by post to: The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DW. Cheques should be made payable to Hill Square Educational Trust.

The curriculum over the 2.5 day course includes:

Day 1
  • Initial assessment: ABCDE
  • Airway Management skills
  • Basic & Advanced Life Support
  • Breathing & Chest Trauma including management of life threatening chest conditions/trauma
  • Circulation & Shock including Abdominal & Pelvic Trauma management
Day 2
  • Head & Facial Injuries
  • Spinal Trauma including spinal immobilisation and patient handling skills
  • Musculoskeletal Trauma
  • Medical Emergencies
Day 3
  • Management of a Major Incident
  • Role of the Medical Incident Commander and Health & Emergency Services
  • Personal & Medical Equipment
  • Major Incident Triage including triage tool utilisation
  • Radio communications & voice procedures
  • Table top exercise



Upcoming System Maintenance & Network Disruption

Due to essential systems maintenance and upgrades there will be intermittent interruptions to some on-line services on Saturday 27th of February. There will be further interruption to some core services on Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd of March.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.