Cardiff MRCS(ENT) Course: Theory and Practice for Manned and Unmanned Stations

For Unmanned Stations [Online Sessions via Zoom]: - 7th, 14th and 16th May 2024 (1830-2100 hours)

For Manned Stations [Option to Attend Either Face-to-Face or Online via Zoom]: - 10th May 2024 (1430-1900 hours) or 17th May 2024 (1730-2130 hours)

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Cardiff, Frazer Building, 126 Bute Street, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF10 5LE



This hybrid course is divided into two components, as outlined below. Delegates can choose to attend the full course (to cover the manned and unmanned stations), the sessions that cover the unmanned stations only, or the session that covers the manned stations only.

The highlights of this course include a high tutor-to-delegate ratio, coverage of all essential and high-yield theory for the unmanned and manned components of the exam, and individual practice in common areas tested in the manned stations of the exam.

Unmanned Stations
There will be three evenings of interactive discussions held via Zoom between Tuesday 7th and Thursday 16th May 2024. These theoretical sessions will take place between 1830 and 2100 hours, and they will cover the core topics that regularly feature in the exam. The following areas and topics will be covered on these days: gross and microscopic anatomy of key topics in the head and neck, vestibular examination, identification and management of common ENT pathologies, radiological analysis of common conditions, hearing and balance, types of hearing aids, interpretation of specialist investigations, and familiarisation with surgical instruments, equipment and sutures.

Manned Stations
Delegates can choose to attend the preparation session for the manned component of the exam either face-to-face (in person) or virtually via Zoom. The face-to-face session will be held on Friday 10th May 2024 at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Cardiff, Cardiff Bay. The virtual session will be held on Friday 17th May 2024 via Zoom. Delegates should attend only one of these sessions (either face-to-face or via Zoom). Upon registration, delegates will select which session they wish to attend.

This component is structured based on a high faculty-to-delegate ratio, and delegates will attend in small groups of no more than six. Delivered by surgeons and advanced linguistic specialists, it will allow delegates to practice for the manned stations in a focused, friendly and constructive environment. Each delegate will practice mock scenarios in the areas tested in the manned stations of the exam (information giving, information gathering, breaking bad news and consent), and he/she will receive individualised feedback, enabling him/her to identify any areas of weakness and improve upon these.

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Reviews

I liked the information sharing on communication skills.

MI
Hospital Melaka
19th October 2019, Cardiff

Very good course

YI
Morriston Hospital, Swansea, United Kingdom
19th October 2019, Cardiff

Good

DV
Royal Preston Hospital
19th October 2019, Cardiff

It’s was really useful and also very relevant so thank you so much for giving us all the tips and a full run through before the big day!

CT
Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS trust, United Kingdom
19th October 2019, Cardiff

Useful for exam

SP
Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, United Kingdom
19th October 2019, Cardiff

Good chance to practise just before the exam. Useful tips learnt.

JD
Pinderfields General Hospital, Wakefield, United Kingdom
19th October 2019, Cardiff

Definitely useful for me

RV
NEO ENT CLINIC
19th October 2019, Cardiff

Good

RA
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS, UK
1st June 2019, Cardiff

It's a well organised, well targeted, useful course..

VM
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn
1st June 2019, Cardiff

I find OSCE practice the most valuable part of course, as well as written questions. I revised every question from those two booklets and I believe I answered a good amount of questions because of that. The only thing what I would probably suggest to change is the time the course held. I was looking for similar course like 1 month in advance to have time for revision. The course I attended was 2-3 days before exam and I believe I would perform better if I had 1-2-3 weeks in between. So, overall I would like to thank the team for friendliness and motivation! Really enjoyed that!

MB
South West Acute Hospital, Northern Ireland
1st June 2019, Cardiff

Excellent

SK
Ninewells Hospital, Dundee
1st June 2019, Cardiff

Well-organised

ML
Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow
1st June 2019, Cardiff

Excellent

TK
Kaman State Hospital, Kirsehir
1st June 2019, Cardiff

Really good!

RS
NHS
1st June 2019, Cardiff

Was very helpful, informative

AE
ROY Hospital
1st June 2019, Cardiff

Great

SM
Port of Spain General Hospital, Trinidad and Tobago
1st June 2019, Cardiff

Really good course. Good value for money. Facilitators enthusiastic friendly and good fun.

KY
Altnagelvin Area Hospital, Derry, Northern Ireland
16th February 2019, Cardiff

Nose examination was tested in the exam. Overall, the course was very helpful and helped a lot know the structure of the exam. Manned stations were especially important, and the mock exam too.

JA
Salmaniya Medical Complex, Bahrain
16th February 2019, Cardiff

Thought the mock OSCE was very useful

LJ
James Paget Hospital, Great Yarmouth
16th February 2019, Cardiff

The mock exam was so useful

AE
King Khalid Hospital, Hail, Saudi Arabia
16th February 2019, Cardiff

Good

SS
K.E.M.Hospital, Pune, India
16th February 2019, Cardiff

The manned station part was extremely helpful, the mock exam was also important,

AA
Saudi-German hospital, Cairo
16th February 2019, Cardiff

Good

BS
Wrightington Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust, UK
16th February 2019, Cardiff

It help me passing the exam I liked the exam simulation The powerpoint presentations were not so informative

AE
Kafr Eldawar General Hospital, Egypt
16th February 2019, Cardiff

Lectures were a very high standard. Mock stations were also very useful. Would definitely recommend to anyone sitting DOHNS.

AS
Royal Derby Hospital
20th October 2018, Cardiff

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Very friendly approachable faculty with excellent teaching skills. Perhaps a bit more time to practice the communication stations (but I appreciate that you offer additional days for this.) Overall I cannot think of many improvements, thank you so much for the day.

AM
Milton Keynes General Hospital
20th October 2018, Cardiff

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I very much enjoyed the practical skills and the sessions given by Darren. Darren is a very engaging teacher and his teaching style was well received throughout the cohort. I felt extremely reassured by the presentation and really appreciated hearing from a recent successful candidate about her experiences.

LW
Royal Gwent hospital
20th October 2018, Cardiff

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Good.

JN
Klang
20th October 2018, Cardiff

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Overall a very succinct and helpful one-day course. Not too bombarded with info, but enough to cover all the main topics.

LC
Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow
20th October 2018, Cardiff

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Topics were very relevant and it was kept to the most essential.

SF
Ninewells Hospital
20th October 2018, Cardiff

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Very well organised. Most helpful for the communication stations.

KG
Pinderfields General Hospital, Wakefield
20th October 2018, Cardiff

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Friendly team excellent teaching.

DM
Centenary Hospital, Govandi Mumbai
20th October 2018, Cardiff

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It was good.

HA
LMU hospital Munich
20th October 2018, Cardiff

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It was actually the individual bits of advice I found most helpful.

AN
Pinderfields General Hospital, Wakefield
26th May 2018, Cardiff

Good.

AA
Shalamar Medical And Dental College And Hospital Lahore
26th May 2018, Cardiff

Good.

ES
Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton
26th May 2018, Cardiff

The course was accurately structured to cover important topics. It was well scheduled and time fixed foreach session was appropriate. It was a very good learning experience. I am very impressed with theattitude of the teachers which was very encouraging. I have recommended this course to all those whoplan to appear for the coming exam.

SK
Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital, New Delhi
26th May 2018, Cardiff

Useful especially for first times like myself.

AE
Ministry Of Health, Jordan
26th May 2018, Cardiff

Good overall.

AA
Ministry Of Health, Jordan
26th May 2018, Cardiff

The communication group sessions were the most useful part of the day. Great organisation of the day,the registrar was the most helpful and detailed in his explanations with relevance to our exam; ratherthan just teaching based on their own clinical knowledge and practice.

SL
Leicester Royal Infirmary Hospital
26th May 2018, Cardiff

Good - keep up the good work.

TP
University Hospital Southampton NHS, United Kingdom , Europe
26th May 2018, Cardiff

An excellent course. Very helpful, friendly knowledgeable faculty. Thoroughly enjoyed the day. Feel a lotmore confident for part 2 now. Thanks again!

RB
Mayo University Hospital
3rd February 2018, Cardiff

Very good.

AS
St Mary's Hospital, London
3rd February 2018, Cardiff

Very good.

WT
Countess of Chester Hospital, Chester
21st October 2017, Cardiff

I was very happy attending this course. I felt a lot more confident attending and the exam after attendingthe course.

AV
University Malaya Medical Center
21st October 2017, Cardiff

Very well organised - managed to cover a large volume of material within 1 day. Particularly like the skullbase and head and neck anatomy session and talking through the vestibular exam. The mock exam wasuseful.

MH
Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport
21st October 2017, Cardiff

Well ran course with knowledgeable instructors.

RA
Craigavon Area Hospital, Craigavon
21st October 2017, Cardiff

This course was very useful to me...especially to develop communication skills .

RR
Muthu Kumaran Medical College
21st October 2017, Cardiff

Thorough lectures, good feedback, well organized.

KK
Royal Free Hospital, London
20th May 2017, Cardiff

Excellent. best feature is the practice in communication skills and examination.

MZ
University Hospital, Coventry
20th May 2017, Cardiff

Very good.

WP
Countess of Chester Hospital, Chester
20th May 2017, Cardiff

It was a very good course and I would recommend it to everyone sitting for the exam. The refreshmentswere excellent.

FA
Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor
20th May 2017, Cardiff

In one day you covered almost the entire topic in a well structured manner. Gave enough time to interactand clear our doubts. The thing I liked the most is you made each one of us practice our communicationstations and corrected our mistakes.

GM
KIMS Alshifa Healthcare Pvt Ltd, Perinthalmanna, Kerala
20th May 2017, Cardiff

Excellent course I would happily attend again but hopefully won’t need to.

JA
Morriston Hospital, Swansea
20th May 2017, Cardiff

I will certainly recommend must have course before appearing in Exam especially for overseas doctorswho don't know the UK system especially the final session of 2 hour drill of exam gave you confidence inthe real exam and they tell you your mistakes in the feedback.

AM
Shalamar Hospital Lahore Pakistan
20th May 2017, Cardiff

I liked the faculty in general , very helpful , and tried their best in span of 1 day.

FB
King Hamad University Hospital of Bahrain
20th May 2017, Cardiff

Generally good.

HM
Surgical specialization hospital
4th February 2017, Cardiff

Very well organised !! The mock exam was even better than the real exam itself !

DK
Royal Bolton Hospital, Bolton
4th February 2017, Cardiff

Organization , teaching and presentation All were excellent.

EI
Benghazi Medical Centre, Libya
4th February 2017, Cardiff

The course was very well organised and kept to scheduled time. Overall Very well organised andexecuted.

CB
San Fernando General Hospital
4th February 2017, Cardiff

I liked the course very much as it helped me a lot in preparing for main exam.

AS
AIIMS, Patna
4th February 2017, Cardiff

Very nicely structured . Specially the communication skills part really helped during the exam.

MA
Primus SuperSpeciality Hospital, New Delhi
4th February 2017, Cardiff

I just want to say that i pass the exam and get very high score thank you soo much for all the team .Special greating to dr haider .

MAH
Private in oman
15th October 2016, Cardiff

Excellent organization. The faculty were genuinely interested in teaching.

RBS
Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
15th October 2016, Cardiff

Very good - highly recommend.

MR
Charing Cross Hospital, London
15th October 2016, Cardiff

Good.

BK
Atlas Polyclinic
15th October 2016, Cardiff

The breadth of topics which were covered was good. The anatomy station was very good, especiallybase of skull.

ACY
Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester
15th October 2016, Cardiff

The course was very good.

MWMB
El Sahel Teaching Hospital
15th October 2016, Cardiff

Really great course. Packed a lot in. Good for revision purposes. Good to practice via mock.

KLH
Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Blackpool
15th October 2016, Cardiff

Well organised and accommodated requests very well.

JDW
Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley
15th October 2016, Cardiff

Very useful and well organised. Teaching on the whole excellent by faculty, many of whom had satDOHNS fairly recently. The sessions on clinical examination were excellent and prepared me well for theexam, as did the communication sessions - good to know what is expected and level of detail etc.

JCR
Warwick Hospital, Warwick
15th October 2016, Cardiff

Thank you for the kind efforts.

ZMR
Hamad Medical Corporation
15th October 2016, Cardiff

Organisation was good. Happy that someone was waiting outside for the candidates.

NJ
Great Western Hospital, Swindon
15th October 2016, Cardiff

Valuable.

TS
Ear, Nose, Throat, Head and Neck Specialist Hospital, Yangon
15th October 2016, Cardiff

Really well organized.

SC
Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle
15th October 2016, Cardiff

Very good.

IN
Sheffield Children's Hospital, Sheffield
15th October 2016, Cardiff

The contents of the course were good & relevant. The presentations were clear. Would be recommendingit to others preparing for the exam.

NJ
Southampton General Hospital, Southampton
21st May 2016, Cardiff

Excellent course. Great faculty who were very approachable and friendly. Toby Moorhouse = legend.David Smith = legend. Thank you.

TP
Salisbury District Hospital, Salisbury
21st May 2016, Cardiff

Good organization. Good time keeping for a busy, intensive day. Lots of topics covered in short space oftime! Pictures in lectures were excellent.

EM
Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford
21st May 2016, Cardiff

The course was excellent and provided good value for money. I will definitely recommend it to my friends.

VA
Luton & Dunstable Hospital, Luton
21st May 2016, Cardiff

Good course and faculty. High quality and relevant presentations. The topics covered were appropriatefor exam preparation.

AO
Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre, Birmingham
21st May 2016, Cardiff

High standard of faculty. Relevant for exam preparation. Content of the course was excellent. Thank you.

ME
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen
21st May 2016, Cardiff

Good, exam focused course.

AM
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen
21st May 2016, Cardiff

Where the gaps in my knowledge were. The course was well organised and the tutors were approachableand knowledgeable.

EM
Salisbury District Hospital, Salisbury
21st May 2016, Cardiff

Very well organised course. The mock OSCE was very informative and useful.

RK
Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Manchester
21st May 2016, Cardiff

Within one day session of 10 hours, it's the best possible course.

JK
King Saud Medical City, Saudi Arabia
21st May 2016, Cardiff

Was pitched at the appropriate level for exam. Can't thank you enough.

AG
Ulster Hospital, Dundonald
21st May 2016, Cardiff

Good course. Well planned out. Good to have OSCE at the end.

JL
Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham
21st May 2016, Cardiff

This was a very useful course, an eye opener and aptly held a few days before the exam. The facultymanaged to cater for those sitting for the upcoming exams and also those who have just startedpreparation. They gave an excellent insight into the exam and were very encouraging to everyone.

GC
Sundaram Medical Foundation
21st May 2016, Cardiff

I like that, although it was a long day, it was all delivered in one day eliminating the need for 2 nights hotelstay which is great as exams can get really expensive.

JG
University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool
21st May 2016, Cardiff

Excellent organization. The faculty were genuinely interested in teaching.

RB
Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
21st May 2016, Cardiff

Very good - highly recommend.

MR
Charing Cross Hospital, London
21st May 2016, Cardiff

Good.

BK
Atlas Polyclinic
21st May 2016, Cardiff

The breadth of topics which were covered was good. The anatomy station was very good, especiallybase of skull.

AC
Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester
21st May 2016, Cardiff

The course was very good.

MK
El Sahel Teaching Hospital
21st May 2016, Cardiff

Really great course. Packed a lot in. Good for revision purposes. Good to practice via mock.

KE
Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Blackpool
21st May 2016, Cardiff

Well organised and accommodated requests very well.

JD
Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley
21st May 2016, Cardiff

Very useful and well organised. Teaching on the whole excellent by faculty, many of whom had satDOHNS fairly recently. The sessions on clinical examination were excellent and prepared me well for theexam, as did the communication sessions - good to know what is expected and level of detail etc.

JC
Warwick Hospital, Warwick
21st May 2016, Cardiff

Thank you for the kind efforts.

ZJ
Hamad Medical Corporation
21st May 2016, Cardiff

Organisation was good. Happy that someone was waiting outside for the candidates.

NJ
Great Western Hospital, Swindon
21st May 2016, Cardiff

Valuable.

TS
Ear, Nose, Throat, Head and Neck Specialist Hospital, Yangon
21st May 2016, Cardiff

Really well organized.

SC
Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle
21st May 2016, Cardiff

Very good.

IN
Sheffield Children's Hospital, Sheffield
21st May 2016, Cardiff

Very good. Thank you.

AP
St Mary's Hospital, London, UK
6th February 2016, Cardiff

Really enjoyable, well structured.

EH
Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Llantrisant, UK
6th February 2016, Cardiff

Very organised course.

RL
James Paget Hospital, Great Yarmouth, UK
6th February 2016, Cardiff

An excellent course. Especially the communication part is excellent and gave me a lot of confidence afterthe course.

RU
Southampton General Hospital, UK
6th February 2016, Cardiff

It is good and well done.

CK
Ipswich Hospital, UK
6th February 2016, Cardiff

Very relevant. We had to perform vestibular assessment in the exam, which we had covered. Particularlygood, for me, was knowing the setup for the communication stations. Really excellent. A long day but niceto cover everything in one go. Great faculty, very helpful and encouraging.

ELK
Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, Basingstoke, UK
17th October 2015, Cardiff

Mock test is the best part.

RP
Great Western Hospital, Swindon, UK
17th October 2015, Cardiff

Friendly and approachable team. Good selection of topics.

RP
Ongar Health Centre, Ongar, UK
17th October 2015, Cardiff

Great.

EW
Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow, UK
25th May 2015, Cardiff

Excellent

RR
Abd Elaal Armed Forces Hospital, Saudi Arabia
25th May 2015, Cardiff

Very relevant, covered wide range of topics.

SM
Christie Hospital, Manchester, UK
25th May 2015, Cardiff

Very good.

KE
Frimley Park Hospital, UK
25th May 2015, Cardiff

Everything was okay.

JA
Al-manathera General Hospital, Iraq
25th May 2015, Cardiff

Very well organised. Extremely friendly faculty. Would very much recommend this course. Thanks.

CH
Royal London Hospital, UK
25th May 2015, Cardiff

Friendly faculty kept teaching relevant to exam very long day.

BY
Blackpool Victoria Hospital, UK
25th May 2015, Cardiff

Overall, of some use, particularly with the communication stations. An optional extra day just on theory would be very helpful.

SQ
Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, UK
25th May 2015, Cardiff

Excellent course - Gave me a lot of confidence to face the exam. I Passed.

AD
Warwick Hospital, UK
25th May 2015, Cardiff

I was impressed with how the course was organised.

SG
Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UK
25th May 2015, Cardiff

Very relevant.

KC
St John's Hospital at Howden, Livingston, UK
7th February 2015, Cardiff

Excellent course. Really thanks a lot.

FA
Al Noor Hospital, UAE
7th February 2015, Cardiff

All aspects of the course were helpful and well organised, well paced and the mock exam helped buildconfidence in communication skills.

KM
University College Hospital, London, UK
7th February 2015, Cardiff

The teachers were very encouraging and helpful and the mock exam was extremely useful as well. Iespecially liked the punctuality and the time management as well.

MK
Aga Khan University Hospital, Pakistan
7th February 2015, Cardiff

The practical sessions were extremely useful and very informal. The skull base session was veryuseful.

NR
Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley, UK
7th February 2015, Cardiff

Excellent course and faculty. Good quality presentations. The Organisation was good.

RWCG
Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK
7th February 2015, Cardiff

It was an excellent day. Very well organised and all the faculty members were easily approachable andhelpful.

LL
University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool, UK
7th February 2015, Cardiff

A very well organised course. Very friendly and helpful instructors.

EV
Dorset County Hospital, Dorchester, UK
7th February 2015, Cardiff

Good.

NC
Barnet Hospital, Barnet, UK
10th May 2014, Cardiff

I highly recommed this informative course for any DOHNS candidates, especially for an overseas candidate.

LA
Martyr Gazi Alhariry Specialized Surgical Hospital/Medical City Complex, Iraq
10th May 2014, Cardiff

Thanks again for a very good course.

AS
Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral, UK
10th May 2014, Cardiff

I found the anatomy sessions particularly useful. The mock OSCE gave me an idea of what the exam would be like, and the communication skill sessions highlighted what the examiners are looking for. It was a confidence boosting day altogether. All the staff were very professional and exceptionally helpful. Thanks!

JY
Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend, UK
10th May 2014, Cardiff

It was good but certain things were hurried up due to lack of time.

SM
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India
10th May 2014, Cardiff

Excellent course. Very useful exam preparation particularly the practice OSCE at the end of the day. Faculty very approachable and helpful.

AB
Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, UK
10th May 2014, Cardiff

Generally a very good course. All in all, good course and seems to be better value than others around. Many thanks.

AP
Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK
10th May 2014, Cardiff

Very useful course prior to taking the DOHNS part B.

AH
Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Gloucester, UK
10th May 2014, Cardiff

Teaching of a great standard that not only helps with the exam but also in general ENT.

DC
Royal London Hospital, London, UK
10th May 2014, Cardiff

Very well managed and presented.

AA
University Hospital, Coventry, UK
10th May 2014, Cardiff

Very thorough, covered almost everything despite being a one day course.

MG
Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, UK
10th May 2014, Cardiff

I though the course was on the whole excellent - it was very focused to the learning needed to pass the DOHNS and the opportunity to practice OSCE’s and to do a mock exam was very helpful. I will certainly go into the exam much better prepared.

RG
University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK
10th May 2014, Cardiff

Aimed at

  • Foundation Year 2 trainees
  • Core trainees in Surgery with specialist interest in ENT
  • General Practice trainees with specialist interest in ENT
  • Career ENT trainees
  • Qualified ENT Surgeons
  • Experienced ENT Surgeons wishing to enhance and advance their knowledge

Quick Information
Fully-subscribed.
Date For Unmanned Stations [Online Sessions via Zoom]: - 7th, 14th and 16th May 2024 (1830-2100 hours)

For Manned Stations [Option to Attend Either Face-to-Face or Online via Zoom]: - 10th May 2024 (1430-1900 hours) or 17th May 2024 (1730-2130 hours)
Venue
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College of Physicians and Surgeons of Cardiff, Frazer Building, 126 Bute Street, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF10 5LE
Course Fee Full Course (online and face-to face): £275.00

Online Component (three sessions) Only: £145.00

Face-to-Face Component Only: £150.00
Closing Date Places will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis and therefore we are unable to provide a precise closing date.
No of Places 30
Dress code Professional/Semi-formal
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