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Faculty Development Programme

The Simulation Faculty Development Programme is an initiative built after extensive consultation with the Simulation Community in Wales. We used a blended approach to the learning opportunities to ensure flexibility and accessibility.  

The programme will comprise three stand alone courses: Essential, Advanced and Expert. We’re excited to be launching the first Essential Faculty Development Course in October 2022. 

Essential Simulation Faculty Development Course information: 

Target Audience The Essential course has been developed for any facilitators or technicians who are new to simulation or have never attended a train the trainers course for simulation. 
Aim To provide foundation skills sufficient to lead simulation sessions and contribute to simulation design under supervision. 
Duration and Delivery Mode

10 hours of learner effort 

Blended learning approach 

5 hours self-directed learning (e-learning modules) followed by 5 hours facilitated learning (face to face or virtual) 

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course participants will be able to: 

  • Describe modalities and principles of simulation education. 

  • Identify and apply human factors principles and taxonomy during simulation training.  

  • Design and facilitate simple simulation scenarios in alignment with relevant curricula and following educational standards.  

  • Facilitate safe and structures debriefing sessions according to present learning objectives. 

  1. Introduction to simulation and standards 

  1. Human Factors 

  1. Designing and facilitation simulation  

  1. Debriefing 

The 5 hours of self-directed learning will be available as e-learning modules, will include a formative assessment and must be completed before attendance to a facilitated “live” session. These will be distributed throughout the year, with 2 virtual and 3 face-to-face courses in different geographical locations across Wales.  

Confirmed dates for the facilitated sessions are: 

Monday 24 October 2022  

Face to face: Cardiff 

Monday 21 November 2022  


The remaining dates are to be confirmed:  

February 2023 

Face to face: North Wales (location tbc) 

April 2023 


June 2023 

Face to face: West Wales (location tbc) 

If you would like to register or express your interest to attend this course, please email

Please note that places at the facilitated sessions will be limited to 10 people per session.