Cambridge University Hospitals

Life Support Courses


Advanced Life Support Course (ALS)

Course Dates 2019:

Cost: £500 non-residential / £610 residential (including one nights accommodation and Course dinner )

The ALS provider course is designed for healthcare professionals who would be expected to apply the skills taught as part of their clinical duties, or to teach them on a regular basis. Appropriate participants include doctors, paramedics and nurses working in acute care areas (e.g. ED, CCU, ICU, HDU, operating theatres, acute medical admissions units) or on resuscitation /medical emergency/ICU outreach teams. All applicants must hold a professional healthcare qualification or be in training for a professional healthcare qualification

This is a 2-day face-to-face course.

All candidates will be registered on the Learning Management System (LMS) regardless of their chosen course pathway to access course modules, pre-course multiple choice questionnaire (MCQ), course evaluation and post course certificates.

The course programme consists of lectures, workshops, skill stations and cardiac arrest simulations (i.e. CASTeach).

Advanced Life Support e-learning (E-ALS)

Course Dates 2019:

Cost £325.00 non residential

The ALS provider course is designed for healthcare professionals who would be expected to apply the skills taught as part of their clinical duties, or to teach them on a regular basis. Appropriate participants include doctors, paramedics and nurses working in acute care areas (e.g. ED, CCU, ICU, HDU, operating theatres, acute medical admissions units) or on resuscitation /medical emergency/ICU outreach teams. All applicants must hold a professional healthcare qualification or be in training for a professional healthcare qualification.

The e-ALS course comprises 1-day e-learning and 1-day face-to-face.

All candidates will be registered on the Learning Management System (LMS) regardless of their chosen course pathway to access course modules, pre-course multiple choice questionnaire (MCQ), course evaluation and post course certificates.

The course programme consists of lectures, workshops, skill stations and cardiac arrest simulations (i.e. CASTeach).

Advanced Trauma Life Support course (ATLS)

Course Dates 2019:

  • 21 - 22 January 2019
  • 9 - 10 May 2019
  • 5 - 6 September 2019
  • 28 - 29 November 2019

The application forms for ATLS courses are available for download at the top right of this page, alternatively please email Ibolya Olds: io247@medschl.cam.ac.uk

Places are not allocated on a first come, first served basis. All applications will be reviewed after the closing date and candidates will be selected. If the offer of a place is made to you, your confirmation of taking up the place will only be accepted on receipt of payment of the course fee. Failure to do so by the date indicated in the offer letter will mean that your place will be reallocated.

Advanced Trauma Life Support Course Re-verification (R-ATLS)

Course Dates 2019:

This interactive one-day course allows you to recertify your ATLS Provider status. It has been designed as a straightforward and cost-effective way to recertify, compared to re-taking the full two-day ATLS course.

The ATLS provider status is valid for four years from the last day of the provider ATLS course. Delegates would need to recertify within 4 years and 6 months from the last day of their provider course.

Cost: £425.00 non residential


Advanced Paediatric Life Support Course (APLS)

Dates 2019:

Cost: £600 non-residential / £710 residential (including one nights accommodation and Course dinner )

Advanced Paediatric Life Support is taught, and its principles practised throughout the world. Over 83,000 candidates have completed the course since its inception in 1993. The 3-day APLS course comprises of a flexible one-day on-line component (VLE) and a two-day face-to-face course. Candidates who have taken the course include Consultants, Advanced Nurse Practitioners and Resuscitation Training Officers from Accident & Emergency, Anaesthetic and Paediatric departments.

European Paediatric Life Support Course (EPALS)

Dates 2019:

Cost: £500 non-residential / £610 residential (including one nights accommodation and Course dinner )

The EPALS course is designed for healthcare professionals who would be expected to apply the skills taught as part of their clinical duties, or to teach them on a regular basis. Appropriate participants include doctors, nurses and paramedics working in direct contact with children. All applicants must hold a current clinical appointment and professional healthcare qualification.

The course is run over two days. All candidates will be registered on the Learning Management System (LMS) to access the pre-course multiple choice questionnaire (MCQ), course evaluation and post course certificates.

The course programme consists of lectures, workshops, skill stations and teaching simulations.

Generic Instructor Course (GIC)

Dates 2019:

Cost: £650 non-residential / £760 (including one nights accommodation and Course dinner )

The Generic Instructor Course (GIC) is a standardised national course teaching the principles of adult learning and is a joint collaboration between the Resuscitation Council (UK) and the Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG). A revised course including an e-learning component was launched in 2014.

Who is eligible to attend this course?
Only candidates who have been recommended as having instructor potential (IP) from their provider course (e.g. ALS, NLS, APLS, MIMMS) can attend the GIC. The GIC must be undertaken within four years from the date of the provider course.

Learning outcomes- The GIC teaches the knowledge and skills required to:

  • understand the nature of teaching and learning;
  • understand the needs of individual learners;
  • understand the awareness of the four domains of learning;
  • undertake the various types of teaching sessions on the provider courses.

The course is the equivalent to a 3-day course, one day of which consists of a number of eLearning modules which must be completed prior to the two day face-to-face element of the course.

The course programme consists of lectures, workshops, skill stations and teaching simulations.