Structured Programme of Induction and Training (SPRINT)

SPRINT is a two-day gastroscopy induction course combining theory and simulated based training. The course accelerates basic gastroscopy training, improving trainee confidence and patient’s experience.

SWETA will organise one course per annum in Peninsula; one course per annum in Severn, and will be aimed at St3 trainees

Basic Skills

Mandatory Courses in Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy with delivered at regular intervals across the financial year at the SW training centres; Gloucestershire Endoscopy Training Centre, Torbay Endoscopy Training Centre, In-Health (Bristol).

Human Factors In Virtual Endoscopy (HiFive)

One day immersive simulation training day focused on the endoscopy non-technical skills (ENTS) required to deliver excellent clinical care in the endoscopy setting.
The course is multi-professional and aimed at senior endoscopy medical / surgical trainees (St4+), clinical and nurse endoscopists and endoscopy nurses/ Participants learn about the the impact of human factors of clinical decision making, team working and patient experience.

HiFive has been fully funded by SWETA and therefore is a free course. 4 courses are planned across 22/23 with dates to be confirmed in June, October, December and March.

LGI Polypectomy Skills Courses

SWETA has funded 4 courses to be delivered by Bristol Endoscopy Training Collaborative across the financial year 22/23, dates to be confirmed in March, June, September and January. Course will be held in the Versalius Clinical Training Centre (University of Bristol) and will be offered to St5+
This one-day intensive practical course uses WIMAT porcine models of endoscopic polypectomy providing an overview of safe and effective polypectomy including practical polypectomy, tattooing, endoclip placement and endoscopic mucosal resection.

Insitu Simulation

In-situ simulation is an exciting teaching modality that provides training for all healthcare professionals within their own endoscopy units. Low-fidelity mannequins, simulated monitoring equipment and role-playing are used to deliver regular training sessions during the working day. This allows more team members to participate in training and learning can be directly transferable to the real world.
Interested participants are invited to attend a one day train the trainers course where they will learn how to run simulation training and deliver effective feedback with debriefing skills. Following the course, delegates will then assist in delivering an in-situ simulation session at the training centre in Bristol. Having completed their training, funding has been secured for participating parties to receive the necessary equipment to deliver in-situ simulation sessions at their own endoscopy unit (Resusci Anne, iPad, software). There is an understanding that trainers will deliver 10 sessions per year with ongoing support to sustain the training programme via a regional simulation strategy network

SWETA has funded 4 courses across 22/23 which are being planned for June, October, December, and March.


Train the Trainer Course (Colonoscopy/ Gastroscopy)

Target audience (TCT/TGT)

All independent endoscopists who are involved in teaching and training in endoscopy. The course may also be suitable for senior accredited trainees that wish to further develop their teaching skills. This course is essential for those wishing to become faculty at endoscopy training centres or train on JAG courses. Individuals must be independent and competent in the skill they are intending to train in before applying for the relevant training the trainer’s course.



This course is interactive and relies on delegate participation. There is a day of classroom/seminar and model-based teaching aimed at developing a training framework to apply to endoscopic training. Seminars, model work and group teaching are used. Day 2 is used to apply the knowledge from Day 1 teaching in a clinical environment.