Request a place PRPS Instructor

Course Details

  • Course duration: 1 day
  • Course category: Command, Resilience, TCC1
  • Start/finish time: Start time: 0830
    Finish time: 1700

This course is designed to train competent PRPS wearers to PRPS Instructor level.  It is aimed at members of SORT and HART in order to maintain the national resilience programme in relation to CBRN events.

Course overview

On completion of the course the student will have the competence to provide instruction in both PRPS initial courses and on-going training.

Intended Learning Outcomes

  • List the design features of PRPS
  • Understand the capabilities and limitations of use
  • Understand the level of respiratory protection afforded by PRPS
  • Have an awareness of the technical specifications of the component parts of PRPS
  • Demonstrate fault finding
  • Pass the required theoretical and practical standard to become a PRPS Instructor
  • Have the ability to deliver a micro-teach session

The course maps to the following HART National CPD Modules:

  • MOD 2 & 3 (IRU)/9 PRPS

Intended Audience

The course is for employees of the NHS Ambulance Service, and is aimed primarily at members of SORT and HART.

Eligibility Criteria

Each candidate must be trained in PRPS prior to attending the course and be competent wearers. In addition to this the delegate must hold a current teaching/instructional award or be working towards such a qualification.

Methods of Delivery

The course will contain both a theoretical and practical assessment in which minimum pass levels will apply.

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

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, hoodies and body warmers including fleece jackets (cloakrooms are provided for outdoor coats)


Course Location

NARU Education Centre
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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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 and gym on site. Wi-Fi is available in the accommodation block, however, there is a charge, please speak with the Mess Manager for details.

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The course will contain both a theoretical and practical assessment in which minimum pass levels will apply. Therefore, students should have a good understanding of both elements of this level of Personal Protective Equipment.

Equipment Requirements

  • Items to bring – Under-layers to wear underneath your PRPS Suit
  • Water bottle (to refill from our water fountain, we no longer supply bottled water)


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