DFSRH - Course of 5

We run the DFSRH Course of 5 for both clinicians employed by CNWL and clinicians employed by other trusts. The course takes place at Margaret Pyke Centre. For information on upcoming courses please contact Ceri Gifford on 020 3317 5471 or ceri.gifford@nhs.net.


Before the Course of 5 you will need to:

  • Apply for the e-portfolio
  • Pass the e-knowledge assessment (eKA)
  • Be up-to-date with basic life-support and anaphylaxis training
  • Complete the pre-course requirements competencies

These requirements must be met two weeks before the first session of the course you are attending.

For more information on what to do before attending the Course of 5, see the Guidelines and Checklist for Course of 5 Delegates (opens PDF).

We accept applications for the DFSRH Course of 5 from trainees who work outside of Camden, Islington, Brent or Hillingdon but you must be on a substantive contract and be able to provide us with the contact details of your educational/clinical supervisor for your post.

Individuals who have completed STIF Level 1 Competency or Intermediate STIF Competency (note that this does not mean those who have attended the STIF Foundation two-day course), or those with a DipGUM are exempt from sessions 1 and 2 of the Course of 5 if they wish.


The fee for the Course of 5 is £300 which must be paid before your place on the course is confirmed. If you are unable to attend the course or are not permitted to attend because you have not completed the pre-course requirements by the required deadline you will not be entitled to a refund.

For an application form and payment details please contact Ceri Gifford, Training Administrator.

More information

For more information about SRH training, please contact:

Ceri Gifford
Training Administrator
Margaret Pyke Centre
44 Wicklow Street
London WC1X 9HL

Telephone: 020 3317 5471
Fax: 020 7580 7432
Email: ceri.gifford@nhs.net