Regional Revision Courses

Crammer Courses

There are 2 'crammer' courses for the Final FRCA that usually run once each per year:

Bristol Crammer

Due to COVID-19, the Bristol Crammer is not running in 2020. However, they have online courses available, comprising lectures from specialist consultants in each area of the FRCA curriculum.

The online course includes:

  • Access to video recordings of our lectures from the 2019 Crammer week - given by consultant experts covering the final FRCA curriculum.

  • Recorded lectures on exam technique.

  • Links to download the slide set for each lecture so you can print them at home and make notes while you learn.

  • Access to our SAQ practice papers with answers for non UK candidates.

Although this is the content from our July 2019 course the actual curriculum has not changed. There are references to SAQ paper questions in many of the talks but these are a very useful way of reviewing previous topics deemed important by the college.

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North Bristol Crammer

  • 5 days of intensive preparation for candidates sitting the final part the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, focusing on the written paper

  • Detail on the new Constructed Response Question (CRQ) format, with unique insight from our local RCOA Vice  President

  • Detailed, engaging tutorials from expert consultants in their subspecialist fields within anaesthesia, ICM and pain

  • Small-group sessions covering techniques for answering CRQs, common questions, MCQ tips & tricks

  • Practice papers under exam conditions

  • High-quality handout materials

  • Easy online access to presentation material during and after the course

  • Friendly and relaxing environment

  • Small class size - usually only 24 candidates

  • Great food, including the legendary Crammer Course Curry

  • Hosted by Southmead Hospital Anaesthetic Department at The Kendleshire Golf ClubBristol

  • Excellent situation on the north side of Bristol, near to junctions of the M4 and M5 motorways

  • £525 inclusive of food, drink and other refreshments

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Bristol Q

Revision course for trainees planning on sitting the Final written paper. The is a course around 8 sessions which allow you to practice answering questions for the CRQ paper, and has received good feedback from trainees in the past.


Usual location is the anaesthetic department on level 7 in the BRI. 

Details are released via the School weekly newsletter. 

Bristol Intensive Final (BIF) Course

Intensive revision courses aimed at basic science revision and clinical viva practice for the viva day of the final part of the FRCA. The course runs in the intermission between the written and viva, normally a few weeks before the vivas.

Course overview

The first day is dedicated to small group viva practice sessions in physiology, pharmacology, anatomy, and physics/equipment. We also aim to target your presentation of clinical information for the exam.

The second day is a formal day in which we recreate the college exam conditions. Each candidate will do 6 clinical long cases, 12 clinical short cases and 6 full basic science vivas.

Detailed Results and Feedback

Throughout the two days you will be given feedback. Detailed results and notes taken on each individual question from the faculty are provided online at the end of the course.

Venue: Engineers' House, Bristol

Minimum requirements: You must have booked Study Leave for this exam.

You must have passed the written exam prior to attending this course.

Course fees: £395 (2020) 

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