Request a place NXGENi Course

Course Details

  • Course duration: 1 week
  • Course category: Command, Resilience, TCC1
  • Start/finish time: Start time: 08:30hrs
    Finish time on Fridays: 13:00hrs
  • Course notes: Places on this course are only available to staff nominated by their trust. The staff will have the correct level of qualification (as per the eligibility criteria) and have successfully passed a pre-course assessment.

The NXGENi course is designed to aid the delegate to deliver NXGEN training to both new and competent wearers within their Trusts. The delegate will be provided with the material to aid delivery of this capability. The course has a blend of learning activities which include theoretical and practical elements. There are a variety of assessments which require successful completion. Failure to reach the standard, will result in the delegates returning to Trust.

Course overview

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Course Programme contents

  • Foundations of Teaching
  • The NXGEN ensemble
  • The FM53 respirator – respirator and canister oral assessment
  • Dress states assessments
  • The donning and doffing procedure of the NXGEN ensemble
  • Emergency action procedures assessment of the NXGEN ensemble
  • Safe Undressing Procedure (SUP)
  • Safe CTF training procedures
  • Overview and supply of the learning material to aid with the ‘Build, Deliver and Assessment’ of a NXGEN PPE Course.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Delegates will be able to:

  • State the capabilities and component parts of the NXGEN ensemble
  • State the capabilities, functions and component parts of the FM53 respirator
  • Explain and demonstrate the donning and doffing procedure of the FM53 respirator and NXGEN ensemble
  • Explain and demonstrate the emergency action procedures associated with the NXGEN ensemble
  • Understand the Safe Undressing Procedure (SUP) provided by partner agencies
  • Demonstrate safe operations within the CTF
  • Demonstrate the ability to deliver theoretical, practical sessions and complete associated documentation.

Intended Audience

This course is intended for NHS Ambulance Service Paramedics who have the necessary qualifications and skills to operate as part of a Hazardous Area Response Team.  Candidates must have attended a NXGEN Refresher Course within the last 12 months of course date.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates will be selected by their HART Manager/Training Manager

Each candidate must be trained and competent in NXGEN prior to attending the course


Methods of Delivery

The course content is delivered using a variety of theoretical and practical delivery styles. Subject matter experts (SMEs) may be utilised to deliver sessions appropriate to their area of expertise and are supported by the faculty training team.

If you have any special educational needs which may impact on your learning please ensure the course lead is made aware prior to your attendance.  You can also contact

Dress Code

Due to wearing respiratory protective equipment on the practical elements of the course, all delegates are required to be clean shaven.

As per NARU Education Course attendance policy the following must be adhered to:

  • Jewellery – is not allowed under any circumstances by candidates undertaking training.
  • Rings, including wedding rings must either be removed or covered with tape.
  • All body piercings must also be removed.  Flesh tunnels must be blanked or covered with tape.
  • In order to promote a professional image, candidates must ensure that they keep their hair clean and tidy.  Long hair must be tied up.
  • Hair extensions that are secured by metal clips must also be removed.
  • Makeup – As per the manufacturers guidance and RPE regulations, the wearing of makeup is not permitted due to the risk it poses to not only your face fit seal but the face mask material itself.
  • Contact lenses not permitted whilst wearing FM53

The dress code for the course is normal Trust uniform.  This must consist of a collared shirt or polo shirt, trousers and clean boots.

Please be advised that the dress for all guests in the mess is respectable and non-revealing.  Delegates are reminded that they are representing their Trust (and the Ambulance Service) whilst on a military establishment and must act accordingly.  The following items are not to be worn in the public rooms (Dining Room/Bar/TV Rooms) of the mess at any time:

  • T-shirts without collar
  • Sweatshirts/shirts without collar
  • Rugby/football tops
  • Ripped, torn or faded denim jeans
  • Skirts/dresses shorter than mid-thigh
  • Shorts, shell/track suits and clothing worn for sports and physical training
  • Trainers, flip-flops, sandals or slippers
  • Bomber/ski jackets, hoddie and body warmers including fleece jackets (cloakrooms are provided for outdoor coats)

Course Location

This course is held at:

The NARU Education Suite
Defence CBRN Centre
Thorneydown Road
Winterbourne Gunner
Wiltshire SP4 0ES

Photo identification is required for access to DCBRNC.  Please ensure you arrive with enough time to complete the security process, this may take an additional 15 minutes or up to 1 hour during busy periods.  May we suggest that you visit the site the day before (anytime as it is open 24hrs) to get your photo security pass and allow quicker entry on the morning of your course.

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Unless otherwise stated accommodation is provided as part of the course at Winterbourne Gunner. You can check in from 1200hrs on the day before. No food is available until breakfast on day one of your course.

Please note some rooms do not have on-suite facilities. Winterbourne Gunner is a military site, we have no control over the accommodation.  Rooms are allocated on the day of arrival.

Please bring your own towel and toiletries. For additional comfort may we suggest that you bring your own pillow(s).  (However, pillows are provided)

Breakfast, lunch and dinner is provided during the course, starting with breakfast on day one and finishing with lunch on the final day.

There is a café, cash bar on site. Wi-Fi is available in the accommodation block, however, there is a charge, please speak with the Mess Manager for details.

Pre-read Downloads


NXGEN TIS/Sub-Competencies

Pre course assessment will be carried out by your manager prior to attendance

You will receive an invitation to access pre-course learning via CANVAS


Equipment Requirements

FM53 Respirator with an in date portacount certificate

Full NXGEN ensemble

Hydration vest with camelbak and haversack

2x canisters

DKP 1 & 2 (if possible)

Clean boots for classroom and dirty boots for scenarios

SC1 splash suit and wellington/Hazmax boots

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