Emergency Services Training Centre

Providing you with award winning training

The European Pre-hospital Trauma Care course is 5 days duration and is aimed at people who work in the pre- hospital arena. The course was developed with Fire, Police, Ambulance Services and Clinicians to serve the UK needs and the ESTC faculty team who have developed the course come from a wide and varied background, nationwide, and have vast amounts of knowledge and experience working in the pre-hospital arena.

Based at our purpose built pre-hospital training centre, the course pushes students to the limits and tests the capabilities of the services. Delegates will be taught skills associated with patient assessment, stabilisation and the transfer of both the trauma patients and those suffering a medical emergency. The certificate is valid for 3 years.

The course is taught in our purpose built training suites which house some of the most up to date training rigs in Europe, this includes confined space, collapsed building structures, rail and aviation training rigs alongside much more.

Course Eligibility

The course is aimed at personnel who work in the pre-hospital arena and require an enhanced level of education in pre-hospital medicine. All candidates are required to attend the course with suitable Personal Protective Equipment. This includes suitable helmet (this can incorporate a visor or separate safety glasses must be worn during practical activity), suitable protective clothing, suitable protective footwear and suitable protective hand protection.

In order to be eligible for the EPTC Course you need to be :

• Emergency Medical Technician

• HCPC registered Paramedic

• Registered nurses involved in pre-hospital care

• Fully registered Medical Practitioners e.g. F2 or above involved in pre-hospital care

• Currently serving military personnel

• Emergency services personnel e.g. Fire, Police, Coastguard, where, as part of their duties, they are required to provide advanced emergency care in the Pre-Hospital arena.

• Other registered healthcare professionals involved in pre-hospital care.

• Candidates attending the EPTC course must ensure they are fit and healthy and free of any existing injuries. The course is mentally and physically demanding.

Course Content

Here is a list of just some of the subject covered during the course:

• Human Factors

• Scene Safety 

• JESIP Principals, National Decision Model and Joint Decision Model

• Patient Assessment

• Basic and Advanced Airway Management

• Breathing and Ventilation

• Control of Bleeding, Shock and Fluid Management

• Haemostatic Agents & Tourniquets

• Patient Assessment

• Surgical airway/chest decompression

• Spinal Trauma

• Spinal immobilisation

• Musculosketal Trauma

• Immobilisation and Helmet Removal

• Boards, Collars, Splintage and Pelvic Binders

• Extremes of Age

• Basic and Advanced Extrication Techniques 

• Abdominal Trauma

• Penetrating Trauma

• Blast and Ballistic Trauma

• Head Trauma

• Thermal Trauma

• Traumatic Cardiac Arrest (Pit Stop Management)

• Drugs and Pharmacology

• Emergency Service Command Structure

• Advanced Vehicle Extrication Techniques

• Major Incident Management

Course Learning Outcomes

Successful EPTC course delegates will be able to:

• Recognise the seriousness of traumatic injury as a disease, globally, and within the local community

• Discuss the responder’s role and responsibilities in injury prevention

• Understand the use of baseline determinations

• Understand how to carry out a trauma scene assessment

• Manage a safe-scene environment from pre to post-incident

• Understand the need to maintain manual stabilisation of the patient’s head and spine at all times

The course will develop individuals to gain a foundation knowledge enabling them to work individually or as part of a team in a variety of EPTC situations and locations throughout the UK.

We are currently working in conjunction with the Royal College of Surgeons England to develop a Diploma in Emergency Care.

Once we have finalised the syllabus for the Diploma in Pre-hospital Trauma Care with the Royal College of Surgeons England we will announce the pathway for the students to follow. The pathways will follow two clear routes. Those wishing to pursue the Trauma pathway will be placed under the Royal College of Surgeons educational process. Those students who require Incident Command and or Leadership will follow the Skills for Justice Pathway.

After the student has completed the EPTC course they can move to a more advanced level which allows the student to develop their skills in either Trauma Care or Incident Command. Working in conjunction with Skills for Justice has opened up a new pathway of education for our Fire, Police and Ambulance Service colleagues.

Following the course in September 2020, a number of students where identified as Instructor Potential and were invited to attend the instructor training course. This will be announced in 2021. Due to the present situation with COVID-19 all RCS activities have been suspended. Once we are in the driving seat we will announce the dates for the instructor courses 2021. Many students have been educated at the Emergency Services Training Centre and have experienced a very well developed training faculty. Why not train at one of the best center’s in Pre-hospital Emergency Care.

Course Dates and Information

2023 Dates:

20th – 24th June 2023

12th – 16th September 2023

5th – 9th December 2023

All courses above have an optional pre-study session on the day before the course, this day which is normally a Monday is open to everyone who is booked onto that particular course.

Course Price:

£750 inclusive of VAT. Lunch and Refreshments also included

A course manual is included however can be obtained separately for £55

Students requiring PPE can be supplied equipment during the course. We hold a full range of PPE to suit the students needs/


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