The PREP Course - Primary FRCA

Continuing Professional Development (workshop)


1 day

Payment is required before your place is confirmed and is non-refundable


PREP is an intensive exam preparation course for the Primary FRCA SOE (vivas) and OSCEs. Realistic practice, exactly as in the real exam.

Day one: a full day of SOE practice. Feedback on presentation, answer structure and overall performance. Highly focused tutorials on the 'trickier' bits of the syllabus and how to handle them in the exam.

Day two: a full day of OSCE practice (two full cycles). Realistic experience of real scenarios, ideal for honing technique. Broad range of topics covered with an opportunity to consolidate knowledge in the debrief sessions.

The course is facilitated by Consultant Anaesthetists from Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust and Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Course Director - Dr Nick Wilson, Consultant Anaesthetist, Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust.

Feedback from previous participants

"Excellent course - would recommend it. Very approachable and helpful faculty."

''Wide range of realistic exam questions.''

''I have been to a few other courses and this one was extremely well prepared, well organised and good value for money.''

''Excellent feedback - I was able to use feedback received in the morning to improve performance in the afternoon."

"Good balance of teaching and practice."

"Good practice and preparation for exam conditions. Well structured and smoothly run day."

Who should attend?


PREP Primary SOE day
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PREP Primary OSCE day
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Where you'll study

Your faculty

The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.

We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.

We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support our students through their learning.

Where can I study?

Tindal Building on our Chelmsford campus

Our striking, modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter.

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