The OSCEs can be a daunting prospect and even if you might have sailed through Stages 1 and 2 of the Scheme for Registration, many people become stuck with this final hurdle. Optuitions offers a variety of course options to help you prepare for OSCEs of the Scheme for Registration, as detailed below, with prices starting from just £175.00 – please contact us for more details and specific pricing on the various course options.
Taught OSCE Course
This course guides you through the OSCEs to enable you to:
- Better understand how OSCEs work in terms of structure and marking
- Develop effective strategies in tackling the different types of stations that you might come up against
- Have an insight as to what the examiners are looking for; and
- Practice up to 10 stations under exam conditions with detailed discussion and feedback
- The Volk Manikin is included in the course so you will get to practice this compulsory station before the real exam!
Under the guidance of an experienced Assessor and mock OSCE Examiner, you will learn how to demonstrate best practice and optimise your chances of successfully passing the OSCEs! (Course length is one full day)
The course is normally taught on a one-to-one basis but you can also have this course option as one-to-two or one-to-three, if you wish to attend with your friends/colleagues (please note that it is up to you to arrange the other people to attend with you). Prices start from just £210.00 per person.
Group Mock OSCE Courses
This course held in groups of up to 4 people, provides the opportunity for you to practice between 8-10 OSCE stations per person under exam conditions and receive detailed individual feedback from an experienced Assessor and mock OSCE Examiner. What’s more, as you will be participating in groups, with colleagues observing you (and vice versa), you will gain an advantageous insight into how other people approach OSCE stations too! All in all you will be exposed to about 27-29 different OSCE stations, including the Volk Manikin, and under the guidance of an experienced Assessor and mock OSCE Examiner, you will learn how to demonstrate best practice and optimise your chances of successfully passing the OSCEs! (Course length is one full day). Please note that these courses run on set days and Optuitions will arrange the groups for you.
Here is a small selection of some of the recent feedback we have received from delegates for our group courses:
“Really valuable experience. If there’s once thing I’d recommend for OSCE preparation, it is this course!” – AR, August 2018
“Very pleased to have been able to benefit from this course. Keeps you involved, interested and informed throughout the day!” – SF, August 2018
“Very well structured. I know how to prepare for the OSCEs now!” – RA, August 2018
“I think overall it was very well done. By far the best course I have attended. Timing and organisation was very good” – IA, August 2018
“A real eye opener of the actual thing! Great experience of what stations will be like and how to tackle them; you can pick up the smallest important detail” – ZH, February 2018
“Definitely recommend it as you’ll learn so much, not just for OSCEs but for general practice too – stimulating and good feedback” – SK, February 2018
“Attended the course after failing 1st time – now I understand the OSCE concept more and the mind-frame needed” – NK, February 2018
“Very excellent course, would highly recommend. Broke everything down into logical and informative steps. Did not feel rushed.” – BJ, January 2018
“Excellent course, wish I did the course before my first OSCE attempt. Very grateful got a chance to use a manual focimeter!” – SK, January 2018
“I found the course really helpful and a good way to broaden my optical knowledge” – HN, January 2018
“Nice relaxed environment, very interactive. Really enjoyed it because I got to observe and learn from others. I know more pitfalls of the OSCE!” – CC, January 2018
“It was really helpful, highlighted areas I need to work on and provided more detail on how to communicate. Very glad I came!” – HB, January 2018
“Excellent, very professional, really fun and enjoyable. Highly recommended!” – AA, September 2017
“I learned more in these 9 hours than I probably did in the previous 4 years!” – SR, September 2017
“Intense but all useful information. I learned and understood more than what I had learned from lecture notes” – AA, September 2017
“This by far has been the best and most beneficial course I have been on – everything was explained to the dot – I can’t recommend the course enough!” – HH, September 2017
“Extremely beneficial, learned a lot about exam techniques, which no one else has covered before. More personalised in a good group size” – KL, September 2017
“Very good experience and certainly exceeded my expectations. Excellent feedback and group discussions.” – TI, August 2017
“Good range of topics and stations were challenging to help prepare you for the real thing” – JP, March 2017
“Very informative course that covered a wide range of topics. I feel more confident to sit the OSCE” – KC, January 2017