Aim of the Course

This course is specifically designed for those applying for a cardiology national training number via the ST3 specialty recruitment system. This can be a daunting and difficult experience with high competition for numbers within this specialty year on year. The course aims to prepare candidates for the interview component of the recruitment process.

Content of the Course

The course runs from 10.30 to 17.30. It begins with 2 lectures from invited speakers about the interview process with insight into how candidates are assessed and tips on how to succeed on the day. The speakers have a great deal of experience on cardiology ST3 interview panels and appointment committees. Following the initial lectures there are breakaway sessions in smaller groups with mock interviews. There will be a panel of interviewers including cardiology consultants and also cardiology registrar trainees who have recently been through the recruitment process and will hope to provide valuable advice for new candidates. We are fortunate enough to have some really experienced and excellent speakers at the event. The mock interviews will match the structure of the real ST3 interviews. Please click on the hyperlink below for more information. Candidates should try to bring their portfolio on the day as it will be used to examine them in mock station 1. This station also includes a 5 minute presentation which candidates should prepare in advance to enable the most realistic practice for the real interviews. For detailed information on the course programme please click on the lick for the course flyer below. Lunch is provided on the day.

When and where is the next course?

The next course will take place on Friday 6th April 2018 at the clinical sciences centre at University Hospital Aintree. Please see map and link to hospital site map below.

Course Fee & Registration

​We have set a date for the course of Friday 6th April. First of all I appreciate this will be no use to some of you as it falls after the interviews in some regions. I apologise for this but we had to compromise on a number of factors including availability at our venue and giving enough notice for people to arrange study leave etc. Once again I apologise to those of you who this is inconvenient for but hopefully it still falls at a good time for many of you. In the future we may end up running courses on multiple dates to cater for the wide variety of interview dates across the country. Sadly various factors have prevented us doing that this year. Good luck to you all in the interview process whether or not you are attending our course.
For those of you still keen to attend the course on the 6th please complete the form below. Places are limited to 12 candidates and allocated on a first come first serve basis. After the first 12 applications there will be a waiting list formulated. Those that we are able to offer a place will be sent the link for the online payment. We ask that this is completed within 48 hours of receiving the link. Your place is only confirmed once the payment has been completed. Failure to complete payment as requested will result in your place being passed on to the next candidate on the waiting list.

The price for the course this year will be £295. 

The COURSE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. However if you would like to be placed on a waiting list in case places become available please fill out the form below.


Feedback from Previous Courses

Previous courses were very well received by candidates, a number of whom went on to gain national training numbers in Cardiology. Some of the feedback comments from candidates are listed below:

“Good Guidance”
“Very good course overall and actually found everything useful”
“The scoring system and tips were quite useful”
“Very Useful and well organized course”
“Bank of questions particularly useful”
“Practical session particularly good”
“Really useful tips and the mock interviews were very helpful”
“This is an excellent course, also efficient. Learnt a lot in half a day, well structured”
“I would recommend”
“I appreciated especially, the hints and tips and the feedback at the end”

“very useful tips, well organised, friendly staff & very structured approach”
“mock, hints and tips useful"
“overall very helpful and useful course, valuable information”
“good interactive sessions”
“good timing and gives us the time to prepare ourselves”
“presentation was very helpful”
“very detailed, practical”
“very good mock interview”

For a more detailed overview of the feedback from the last course please click on the link below:

Cardiology ST3 Interview Preparation Course

North West Educational Cardiac Group​​


We are happy to issue a refund up until 4 weeks prior to the course in question. (This is the full amount minus a 5% admin charge). We regret we cannot normally offer a refund following cancellation within 4 weeks of the event date. For more details please email us (see contact page).