Training courses

Offshore medics course

Fresh whole body cadaver specimens to be used for training purposes on offshore courses in association with The National Repository Centre from September.

Pre-entry requirement for the Offshore Medics Course. To enroll you must have at least three years of experience as:

  • a registered general or enrolled nurse with name on the UKCC register; 
  • a  military medic army CMT, Navy MA, Air Force MA;
  • a state reg paramedic;
  • an operating department practitioner (fully qualified).


The course enables offshore medics to carry out their duties confidently in:

  • Introsseous devices
  • Throbolysis training
  • Advanced life support course (UK Resuscitation Council Accredited)
  • I.V. cannulation and injection techniques
  • Urinary catheterisation
  • Chest drain insertion
  • ENT conditions
  • Dental first aid
  • Eye conditions
  • Pre-hospital trauma life support (Royal College of Surgeons England Accredited)
  • Intubation and advanced airway management
  • 12 lead ECG rhythm recognition
  • Communications
  • Medical emergencies
  • NG tube placement
  • Suturing techniques and wound care
  • Use and administration of drugs
  • Emergency psychiatric conditions
  • Food hygiene (certificated)
  • Manual handling of patients (certificated)
  • Rescue stretchers (certificated)
  • Safe working at height (certificated) including
    • Ethos
    • SWAH Equipment
    • Safe movement being lowered with a rope system
    • Restricted access and Egress scenarios
  • Common minor ailments including dermatological conditions


The course includings:

  • Two weeks at the Clinical Skills Centre
  • Emergency Department secondment (full course only)

Qualified Offshore Medics may use this course as a refresher; and only need attend the two week clinical skill teaching. 


Course Fees


How to book

If you are interested in attending this course or if you are unsure as to whether you satisfy the pre-entry requirements, please contact Sarah Hutton on 0115 962 7758 or email


For all new medics who would like us to arrange an ED placements after completion of the two week course, please see below a list of requirements you will be asked for by our Human Resources department, additional costs will be incurred.

  • CV
  • Current registration number and copy of reg certificate
  • Military medics copy of medical qualification cert or equivalent
  • Current employer details
  • CRB (if they are coming from abroad we also request a certificate of good standing)
  • ID (including passport/right to work in UK),
  • Occupational Health clearance (Hep B immunisation confirmation)
  • A reference from current employer

For all new offshore medics who wish to have ED placements please contact

Mobile skills training

Through the appointment of two additional trainers the Clinical Skills and Competency Centre at Nottingham City Hospital is now able to offer more flexible and specific training to a wider group of professionals.

To book onto any mobile skills training session contact Sarah Hutton, Conference & Operations Manager, on 0115 9934905 (internal ext 54905 or email


Sessions/courses available include:

  • Abdominal (examination and diagnosis of illness)
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Cannulation
  • Male/female catheterisation
  • ECG recognition
  • Adult and paediatric basic life support
  • Immediate life support (I.L.S. Resuscitation Council)
  • O2 and Entonox training
  • Respiratory system (assessment, recognition and treatment of illness)
  • Basic suturing
  • Venepuncture


The following equipment is available for training:

  • Resuscitation mannequins
  • Cannulation arms and pads
  • Diabetic retinopathy trainer
  • Ear diagnostic trainer
  • Male and female pelvic trainers
  • Laparoscopic trainers
  • Chest drain simulator
  • Spinal injection trainer
  • Knot tying jigs 
  • Courses and sessions can be developed and adapted to suit individual and group needs.