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Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient (CCrISP) Instructor Course

This immersive two-day course (including mandatory, pre-course e-learning) trains new CCrISP instructors. 

The course is open to participants from varied backgrounds, including surgical and intensive care.

Combining educational theory and practical sessions, the course will enhance your existing knowledge and experience.

On completion you will be able to understand and explain the various elements of the CCrISP course, teach elements of the course with renewed confidence and provide constructive feedback to participants.

RCS membership entitles you to a 10% discount on this course at partner centres. Find out if you're eligible to join or transfer

  • £540.00
  • 2 days
  • 12.00 CPD Points
2 days
12.00 CPD Points


To take the CCrISP Instructor course, you need to hold a post at ST5 or above and have either taken or observed the CCrISP course in the UK or Ireland.

You do not need to hold the CCrISP qualification itself to take the Instructor course.

It is helpful but not essential for you to have some prior experience in delivering medical training.

Find out about eligibility for international participants.


Learning Outcomes

After attending this course, you should be able to:

  • Confidently teach and run core elements of the CCrISP course
  • Understand and explain the principles of CCrISP
  • Give constructive feedback to course participants
  • Review and discuss the CCrISP approach and philosophy
  • The basic principles of successful CCrISP teaching
  • Reviewing the different lecturing techniques and how to engage the audience
  • Discuss the techniques required to manage multiple skills stations
  • Use techniques to provide effective feedback and constructive criticism
  • Practice delivering a CCrISP lecture
  • Practice delivering a small group teaching exercise
  • Practice delivering a simulated patient scenario
  • The possible pitfalls which could arise when delivering the CCrISP course


This practical course involves lecturing, small group workshop teaching, running simulated patient management scenarios (moulage), delivering assessment and instructor feedback.

Additional Information

Course content

You will cover a variety of topics during this course, including:

  • The concept and philosophies of the CCrISP course
  • How to deliver some of the CCrISP lectures, workshops
  • The methods of giving feedback

You will also receive a CCrISP Instructor course manual.

Take a look at a sample CCrISP Instructor Course programme.

10% discount on this course for RCS members

Members, Fellows and Associates benefit from a 10% discount on this course when held at our Education Centre in London.

Your discount will be applied automatically when booking. 

Find out more about joining today.

Booking Options

Royal College Of Surgeons Courses

from £540.00
LONDON, United Kingdom

13 Apr 2021
14 Apr 2021

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from £540.00

Pricing notes:

Full price: £600.00
RCS England Members/Fellows: £540.00

Course Fees:

Please note, for courses held at the College, we require full payment upon booking. Take a look at our cancellation policy first.

For regional and international course payments and terms & conditions, please contact the relevant centre.

LONDON, United Kingdom


GAPS Learning Centre - 4th Floor, Hunter Wing
St Georges University of London
SW17 0RE
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