Helicopter Medical Flight Crew (HMFC)
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|Lecture fees and University charges, etc.. (2 1/2 days)||£520.00|
|Course work folder and photocopying||£25.00|
|Membership of flight experience club||£50.00|
|Lunches plus morning and afternoon refreshments||£5O.00|
Residence is not compulsory but the course is very intensive. All past HMFC delegates have utilised campus accommodation. However, there is no refund for those that chose not to be resident after paying for their accommodation supplement. This is because the University of Surrey charges CCAT the full residential costs for each participant regardless of whether or not they use the accommodation and catering facilities.
The accepted currency is UK (GB) pounds sterling only. Payment is by bank transfer and details will be sent on receipt of your enquiry. Cheques drawn on a UK bank may also be acceptable. Please contact us for further details. A receipt will be issued on the course or sent with your joining instructions if requested.
This course is designed to meet current JAA (European Joint Aviation Authority, now EUR Ops) recommendations, i.e. there is, at this current time, no formal necessity to undergo specialist training for helicopter air ambulance work. However, experience shows that JAA recommendations become regulations eventually, so we are trying to be one step ahead and also to provide useful training that will be recognised. A certificate will be issued at the end of the course. However, helicopter work for doctors is unusual and therefore competition is high, and other qualifications (such as ATLS, PHTLS, FRCS, FRCA, etc..) may also be important. In short - the course will add credibility to your CV and job application.
Feedback from previous course graduates consistently emphasised the need for more study time and students preferred to have a longer course. In addition, the introduction of underwater escape training to the curriculum necessitated the move from two days to three days.