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FEES Training Programmes

Delegates from our April 2019 FEES Training Programme.

It has been so great to see support them in their skills development.

Why not join us for our next workshop series commencing November

2019 in Nottingham.

Registration now open 

Practical Skills Workshop Series

underpinned by the RCSLT Competencies Framework Document

Clinical Skills Education Centre,Queens Medical Centre Campus, Nottingham


Day 1 & 2 FEES Foundation Level: 7th and 8th November 2019.

Mainly practical endoscopy skills building, in small well supported groups with some theoretical sessions to underpin practice. 

Day 3 In your local environment - working through personal development plan supported by us.

Day 4 & 5 FEES Practitioner Level (Spring 2020)

This (five-day) workshop series is taught using a range of modalities to promote deep learning. The small group size offers plenty of individual practice and one to one tutor time for personal reflection, experiential learning, formative assessment and goal setting.

The course design reflects the framework of the RCSLT FEES Position Paper (2015) for the didactic and practical skills sessions. This enables delegates to complete their required evidence log as they progress their skills and knowledge over the duration of the programme.

The programme is arranged as a 5-day series, beginning with the Foundation -Level 1 (2 days) followed by the Practitioner - Level 2 (2 days).  Patient case studies comprise a range of dysphagia aetiologies such as acquired neurological, head and neck cancer and benign ENT. 
Delegates who wish to attend both courses benefit from an interim 'virtual' day (Day 3) when the tutors will support the delegates' consolidation of skills and learning. 
Course Prerequisite: We require you to send us your RCSLT FEES competencies form and training log two weeks prior to each course. This will encourage you to reflect on your current level of knowledge and skill and enable us to understand your training needs and tailor the course appropriately. During the programme you will be required to spend personal time to reflect on your learning and to write up your RCSLT evidence log.

Cost: Full 5 Days Skills Workshop Series: £900 early bird rate (£950 full price)

Foundation Level 1: 2 Day Course £400 early bird rate (£450 full priceEarly bird ends 30th September 2019.

I really enjoyed the theoretical part of the day and then getting to put it all into practise. The level of support from the facilitators was great. I thought the pace of the teaching was really good.

                                                                                                     S.G, Clinical Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

All (activities and teaching methods) were excellent. Practice at being the endoscopist, assessor and scribe was really insightful. Tutor feedback was helpful looking at development objectives. I really enjoyed the interactivity of both ENT surgeons.

                                                                                         R.B, Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist


In-House FEES Training

Tailor-made FEES training for you and your team.

Here is some feedback about our in-house training:

I particularly appreciated your honest and relaxed manner - it made me feel "yeah, I can do this!". I would 100% recommend you two - you are so GREAT!

                                                                                                        S.S, Clinical Lead Speech and Language Therapist

This FEES course exceeded my expectations. The whole process from start to finish was straight forward, timely and well-organised. Suzanne and Fiona were very credible as clinical specialists and were skilled at pitching the training (both theoretical & practical) at exactly the right level for our team. They ensured a safe and reassuring atmosphere which enabled us to ask and discuss issues that were important to us and that would ensure the establishment of our FEES clinics as well as other related professional issues, I really felt inspired and motivated by them. My top 3 activities for facilitating practical skills were: practising on my colleagues, working though pre-swallow & swallowing protocol & giving & receiving of feedback. This training course has made us bond even more as a team and really identify our strengths and areas to develop & how to support each other to make our FEES clinics a reality. Thoroughly recommend! 

                                                                                                         S.C, Clinical Lead Speech and Language Therapist


The course was so well organised, your presentation style was excellent. I feel infinitely more confident in my knowledge and skill of FEES now. I couldn't fault it at all! Thank you! 

                                                                                                        B.F, Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist


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