Simulation Based Education Facilitators Course - An Introduction

About the course

Our aim is to equip participants with the skills needed to teach others effectively using simulation-based education, and to proficiently utilise a range of simulation modalities, including simulated participants.

The course is delivered face to face, over 2 days giving an introduction to simulation based education, with the intention of providing a brief introduction to the underlying theory, the stages of scenario design and development using a template, and addresses the key elements of pre-briefing, psychological safety and debriefing. The course provides the opportunity to take part in delivering a simulation and then undertaking a debrief.

Students talking to Brookes member of staff


Intake dates: September 2024 and January 2025

2 day course: 4 and 5 September 2024. Future dates TBC.

Course cost

  • Oxford Brookes University: £50
  • Oxford Brookes University Partners: £140
  • External Participants: £350.


Day 1: Theoretical themes

  • Educational Theory and Simulation Based Education: Distilling a big idea to scenario specific learning outcomes
  • Running a successful simulation (from conception to reflection)
  • Debriefing in action.

Day 2: Practical simulation

  • Setting up and facilitating a scenario
  • Working with Simulation Technicians
  • Working with Simulated Participants
  • Prebriefing for a simulation event
  • Facilitating a simulation with simulated participants
  • Debriefing a simulation event
  • Meta-debriefing with course mentors.

Contact us

Information and directions for finding the Marston Road site.

Marston Road site,
Oxford Brookes University,
Jack Straw's Lane,

Tel: +44 (0)1865 48 2565