Resources - Simulation and TEL

A library of resources to support the delivery of simulation and technology enhanced learning (TEL) in all Schools of Paediatrics.  

The below resources have been produced by the RCPCH simulation and TEL working group.

The College aims to create a web-based library of resources, and the following items are the first steps towards that aim. We will add to this library as further resources are developed.

On this page:

Quality assurance and standards guidelines

These quality assurance (QA) and standards guidelines help ensure that appropriate standards and quality assurance are being met. They aim to support excellence in education and training of the multi-professional paediatric team.

Job description for simulation /  TEL lead

This job description template complements the QA and standards guidelines, enabling deaneries and LETBs (Local Education and Training Boards) to identify an appropriate lead to take this area of work forward.

This document is intended as guidance and local/regional variances will be acceptable. This lead is not a centrally appointed RCPCH postholder.

Job description for Sim & TEL Lead - Oct 2014 (PDF, 2 pages, 80KB)

Example scenarios

The working group has reviewed a number of example scenarios. We have assessed the following as meeting the QA and standards guidelines.

Anaphylaxis (PDF, 12 pages, 534KB)

Asthma (PDF, 21 pages, 1,121KB)

DKA (PDF, 17 pages, 483KB)

Seizure (PDF, 21 pages, 1.2MB)

Raised ICP Child(PDF, 21 pages, 810KB)

Raised ICP Infant (PDF, 20 pages, 981KB)

Sepsis (PDF, 25 pages, 950 KB)

SVT (PDF, 25 pages, 2.3MB)

Upper Airway Obstruction (PDF, 18 pages, 670KB)

If you are aware of any local initiatives, please contact the Education & Training Support Centre on

Paediatric simulation organisations - links

International Pediatric Simulation Society (IPSS)

The Association of Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH)

Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine (SESAM)

Society for Simulation in Healthcase (SSIH)

The North East Simulation Network

Showcasing technology to enhance education, training and patient care - HEE (PDF, 7 pages, 280KB)

North East Simulation Network - documents

Simulation poster for Sunderland conference (PDF, 1 page, 820KB)

Regional Paediatric Simulation Training Programme (PDF, 28 pages, 490KB)

For a summary of what is being done in the Northern LETB (Local Education & Training Board) - or any other region - please go to our interactive map.