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The course has been adapted to better reflect the changes to the 2021 Anaesthetics curriculum.

For the Initial Assessment of Competence (IAC), the curriculum expects trainees to be proficient in the skills below:

We cover most of the skills above within the Novice course, providing an introduction to the areas shown, with further knowledge and reinforcement being provided within your local hospitals during the Novice period.

We use high fidelity simulation to augment the small group teaching (with more specific emphasis on the ‘Team working/Task managment/Situational awareness/Decision making’ elements of the curriculum).

Previous Courses

Date/Time Event
07/08/2023 - 01/09/2023
All Day
KNAC Aug 2023
Weston Education Centre, London
13/02/2023 - 28/02/2023
All Day
KNAC Feb 2023
Weston Education Centre, London
08/08/2022 - 09/09/2022
All Day
KNAC Aug 2022
Weston Education Centre, London
07/02/2022 - 02/03/2022
All Day
KNAC Feb 2022
Weston Education Centre, London
09/08/2021 - 03/09/2021
All Day
KNAC Aug 2021
Weston Education Centre, London
12/08/2020 - 22/09/2020
All Day
KNAC Aug 2020
Weston Education Centre, London
13/02/2020 - 11/03/2020
All Day
KNAC Feb 2020
Weston Education Centre, London
13/08/2019 - 04/09/2019
All Day
KNAC Aug 2019
Tina Chan Room, Anaesthetic Dept, London
13/02/2019 - 13/03/2019
All Day
KNAC Feb 2019
Tina Chan Room, Anaesthetic Dept, London


At the end of every course or on completion of a day, we ask for feedback from our students.  This is so we can continually improve and adapt our courses to current needs.

In order to ensure feedback is done (we aim for 100% return rate), we have had to be quite strict on a number of things.  

Certificates for attendance, and elements attended, are only issued once feedback has been done. 

The certificates will only reflect the elements of the course for which feedback has been given (not just the elements attended).

The feedback portal generally closes 1 week following completion of the course/day.

Once the feedback portal closes, it does not reopen.

There is a £10 admin fee for reissuing/amending certificates.

We currently only accept applications from trainees who are undertaking their Initial Assessment of Competence (https://www.rcoa.ac.uk/training-and-the-training-programme/initial-assessment-of-competencies-iac).

We accept applications from students who will be doing their Novice block at the time of the course, irrespective of their base speciality (i.e. ED, ITU and Acute Medicine).

Exceptions can be made on a case by case basis.  The trainee must be GMC registered and working within a UK Hospital (e.g. PICU trainees).

If you unsure about your eligibility, please email knac@medicalsim.uk; your booking may be cancelled if ineligible. 



We submit your names to Health Education England for reimbursement.

Non-attendance will be reported to HEE who may seek to recover their contribution.


We do not have a mechanism to automatically book people onto the course.

If you have not booked onto the course via the website, you are not registered for the course.

If you attend without booking, we are unable to accomodate you due to the limited number of spaces.

(There is also a link at the top and bottom of the page. Follow this to log in and see your bookings)

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You will be added to the waiting list for the upcoming course ONLY

We will often send updates to students by email.

These will include:

  • Updates to locations
  • Reminders to give feedback
  • General information

We use the email you used to sign up with.

We recommend you use your NHS.net email (e.g. your.name@nhs.net)

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  • Mispelt your email address originally
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Please let us know at courses@medicalsim.uk if this has happened and we can check.

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If you have completed the above checks and are still having problems:

You can only log in if you have an account with the website.

You can only have an account if you have previously registered for a course.

If you have never been on a course, you will not have an account (unless you used a different email account 😞).

The site will freeze you out if you make multiple attempts to log in with:

  • An incorrect password
  • A non-recognised email address

If you have forgotten your password:

  • Click on ‘Lost your password?’
  • Enter your email address (check your spam if you don’t receive the reset immediately)
  • Change your password

Course Materials

Adult DAS intubation guidelines:


Video Laryngoscopy Overview on Vimeo

Videolaryngoscopy classification:

Accuracy, intra‐ and inter‐rater reliability of three scoring systems for the glottic view at videolaryngoscopy – O’Loughlin – 2017 – Anaesthesia – Wiley Online Library

Human factors (E.Bromiley)

Intubation through a SAD:

Fibreoptic guided tracheal intubation through SAD using Aintree intubation catheter | Difficult Airway Society

Difficult Airway eFONA video:

Front of Neck Access – Training video | Difficult Airway Society

DAS extubation guidelines:

DAS extubation guidelines | Difficult Airway Society

Elective USS of impalpable FON:

Ultrasonographic identification of the cricothyroid membrane: best evidence, techniques, and clinical impact | BJA: British Journal of Anaesthesia | Oxford Academic

Ultrasound identification of the cricothyroid membrane: the new standard in preparing for front-of-neck airway access – British Journal of Anaesthesia

Difficult airway trolley:


Capnography: No Trace = Wrong Place | The Royal College of Anaesthetists

Capnography Waveform Interpretation • LITFL • CCC Equipment

Abnormal capnography waveforms and their interpretation | Deranged Physiology

Uses of capnography in the critical care unit | BJA Education | Oxford Academic

Capnography examples: