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We are always thrilled to hear from our satisfied trainees who have completed the Cognitions for CASC course. Take a look below at some of the comments we've received and see for yourself how the course has benefitted others.

How to make a personalised approach to the station and how to overcome anxiety.

Dr Nilufar Majid, London

Really helpful to hear from an experienced CASC tutor and an actor. Advice on how to shift focus to task at hand.

Dr Malcolm Campbell, London

A role player that understands the exam and that also gives insight into the exam with good feedback

Dr David Ogunrinde, London

Simulation of what would happen in the real exam and an opportunity to practice.

Dr Nadine Selim, London

Realistic exam conditions with actor and timing.

Dr Joseph Toms, London

Cognitions for CASC helped me to find the balance between having a focused plan for a station while being present with the patient and having a shared agenda. Ultimately it has helped me to enjoy the CASC process and I feel this will help me with my forthcoming exam.

Dr Alex Hannah, London

It was a privilege to have the time of a consultant psychiatrist and skilled actor/teacher to support us with the CASC. A very realistic and valuable experience. Thank you very much.

Dr Joseph Drysdale, London

The focus on communication skills was particularly helpful, and the points raised very astute. I'll go into the exam more relaxed and, I hope, better prepared to pass!

Dr Barney Gilbert, London

"be your best self" I found the course very useful. Thanks

Dr James Watson, London

This course has been a very useful prep for CASC! The organisers provide very personalised and tailored feedback which I will be taking away.

Dr Sharifa Scerif

Very helpful session, enjoyed being able to practice with experienced colleagues and being able to learn from observing other candidates.

Dr Brandon Wong, London

Very useful feedback and important points to consider and excel for your exam.

Dr Pratyush Pranay

Joining the course really highlighted some of my weakness which I usually do not pay attention to. I highly recommend this course to anyone doing the CASC as it will unveil your technique and help you improve. 


This experience was really helpful for practicing CASC stations under exam conditions, and the feedback was very constructive and thoughtful.

Dr Elle Borges Michel, London

Very helpful, thoughtful and constructive feedback, would recommed.


Very helpful and insightful advice, found it very useful to have a high quality actor who has done CASC. Definitely a step up from taking turns to act with other trainees.


The course was an excellent opportunity to gain honest personalised feedback that will have a genuine impact on my practice.


This was a fantastic session that gave me focused areas for development.

Dr Rachel Levett, London

Incredibly helpful for CASC preparation. Honest and useful feedback provided. Would highly recommend. 

Dr Syuyi Lai, London

I found the course helpful and I was given useful tips that are not usually covered by books.

Dr Nilufar Majid, London

This was an excellent course, a great opportunity to practice stations and receive individualised feedback.

Dr Amelia Cussans, London

Excellent morning of teaching, good opportunity to practice a variety of stations.

Dr Titus, London

I found the course very helpful in helping me to establish the balance between picking up on the patient's cues and also finding time to cover the questions needed for the station.

Dr Natalia Cotton, London

100 % pass rate. Hi Abrar, I hope this email finds you well. I wanted to let you know that all our trainees who entered CASC passed, this is thanks to you and your colleagues too for assisting them with the CASC practice. Thank you and hope you have a lovely day.

NHS trust

The course has helped me to realise what goes well and what does not go so well for me when I get too anxious. It has also helped me value being authentic and genuine in the CASC in a way that is more representative of how I am as a clinician.

Dr Timothy Paris

The role playing sessions are helpful. I was able to get feedback at every station. I noticed what I was doing wrong and how I can improve. It's a wonderful experience.

Dr Kehinde Onipede

I have had sessions with CFC for online CASC exam and thoroughly benefited from the expertise of Dr Hussain, Dr Arya and Mr Samson. The skills that I have learned from the course will not only help me from the exam but for my overall journey as a clinician. Big thank you to examiners and Robin for practical and personalised feedback tailored to my needs for online exam preparation.

Dr Mahira Syed

The best preparation for CASC is roleplay and was able to practice this in simulated sessions where both helpful critical and supportive feedback was given.

Dr Adnan Gaba, London

The combination of consultant and actor feedback was beneficial in highlighting both strengths and weaknesses thus allowing me to tailor my revision more efficiently. I would certainly recommend. 

Dr Kevin O'Neill, London

I found it really helpful.  Particularly Robin's feedback as a patient/actor made me understand the communication skills aspect of the stations much better.

Dr George Wellby, London

Really helped direct my revision to cover areas I am less strong in and great mock practice for the exam. Thanks!

Dr Mavi Capanna

Great, direct and friendly feedback that was tailored to me. Was really useful practice for the CASC especially in the new online format.

Dr Vaishnavi Sornarajah, London

Good honest feedback, mirroring the expectations required of the post COVID CASC.

Dr Kumaran Ramanathan, London

Very useful session and excellent, individual-directed feedback. It was also great to be able to try out the online format before the real CASC exam.

Dr Kah Lok Chan, London

Amazing performance by the simulated actor! Practical and personalised advice and feedback was given.

Dr Yena Cho, London

I highly benefited from 1:1 online practice sessions with Dr Hussain and Robin the professional actor. They were both clearly experienced and gave personalised feedback to me which I utilised for the exam itself. I liked the flexible approach of the sessions as I was able to choose what particular stations I needed to practise- I was able to make maximum use of the time using this approach. Dr Hussain was very knowledgeable and Robin had excellent acting skills which were ideal for practising the more challenging mental state examinations. I would highly recommend this course as I don't think I would have passed CASC without it! 

Dr Imrana Puttaroo, CT2, London

The course was both enjoyable as well as most helpful; in particular the very personal and individualised feedback which takes into account every aspect of our performance including psychological. All the role-players and trainers were great and gave very honest and constructive feedback. Great course if you want to really know how to do better. Many thanks to Abrar and Robin.

Dr Marion, London

The course is well structured, all aspects of the CASC examination are covered along with communication skills. The course goes far beyond just CASC exam preparation. It helped me understand the minute essentials of communication with patients/service users. This course is exactly what candidates appearing for the CASC need.

Dr S. Radhakrishnan, North West

On a personal level, it has helped me build my level of confidence with the constructive feedback. I particularly liked the actor when he acted as an uncooperative patient. I would definitely recommend this course.

Dr Oluyemi Akinmolayan, Midlands 

Really good CASC course and does what it says on the tin. I would highly recommend for CASC practice. It is more individualised and specific training. I feel more confident and assertive. Friendly and experienced trainers, very impressed by Robin and Abrar. I have very high regard for both.

Dr Srinivas, Hull 

Very practical. Good guidance to the exam. Very helpful. Recommend.

Dr Watareka Kumar, Newcastle

Good teaching course for CASC, working at the level of cognition.

Dr Ikrom Arzikulov, London

Small groups allowed for more personal feedback. Helped me concentrate on my confidence and level of speech. Focus on rapport and here and now. Will definitely recommend.

Dr Tunde, Leicester

It was a brilliant experience, really useful, good, constructive feedback given.

Dr Hossain Mohammad, South West London

Have found this course very useful, gave me enough practice on scenarios of my choice. Groups were small and so better to practice with. Received good feedback and coaching.

Dr Aesha Aseri, Manchester 

The feedback is personalised and built in the course, which makes progress obvious by the end of the day.

Name withheld on request, Wilts

Thank you very much for organising this beautiful course. Your real actors performed really well and gave us a lot of feedback. The course is very useful and well prepared. I definitely recommend this course to all doctors.

Dr Yaroslav, London

Good course - interactive and got the opportunity to do stations and look at others as well which is the best way to learn. Also got individualised feedback. Good range of feedback. Thank you!

Dr NK, Leicester

The most useful thing about this course is the opportunity to receive individualised feedback due to the small group. Another important thing is having Abrar and Robin closely observing you and supporting you. I think this is the best course.

Dr Ibrahim Yahli, London

I found the course very useful. The facilitators are experienced and the role players give specific information about ways of improving performance. I felt supported and the course helped build confidence. I would recommend the course.

Dr CK, North West

I liked the small group discussion, practice and detailed feedback. It helped me realise potential areas for development. It is different from other courses, is like a mini mock. I would recommend the course.

Dr Nahid Hakim, London

Very effective due to small group. Individual strengths and weaknesses identified. Very helpful and boosted self confidence. I left the course with increased confidence. I would recommend the course.


I absolutely loved this course. The individual needs were ascertained from the beginning and the work was tailored accordingly. There were plenty of opportunities to practice stations. I will definitely recommend this course to my colleagues.

Dr Cosmina Cross, Hampshire

Excellent course. Gave me more than I expected. Small group allowed intensive practice and professional actors gave a hard time and many useful tips. Overall, very high standard, thoughtful training. I would definitely recommend it to everyone.

Dr Tatsiana Luhakova, Newcastle

This was a very useful course which focuses on each individual attending to highlight the strengths and improve the individual weaknesses. I found the course extremely helpful in my preparation for the CASC and will be recommending it to anyone taking the CASC. Thank you Abrar and Robin!

Dr Alina Luben, London

I have done several courses but the level of feedback that I received here was superb. It is really value for money. I will highly recommend this to my friends.

Dr S Chaudhuri, London

Fantastic CASC preparation course that is unusual in concept and delivery. A unique course that focuses on the candidate as a unique individual. Lots of time devoted to feedback. Facilitators also keen and willing to demonstrate approaches to difficult stations. This is a course that is highly recommended.

Dr O Claudius-Adeniyi, London

The course lived up to its name 'Cognitions for CASC'. Changed the faulty cognitive distortions, helped improve my confidence, more genuine in helping candidates.

Dr Nimmi, India

Excellent course. Helped improve my consultation. I would recommend it.

Dr Maurya, Berkshire

Cognitions for CASC training course was a very well planned tutorial. I liked that there were many stations to practice and a small group with plenty of individual personal advice. I have not attended any other course. I would definitely recommend this course to other students. Thank you!

Dr Mini, Liverpool

I really liked working in small groups. The actors are very professional and gave good feedback. The course built my confidence significantly. I would absolutely recommend it to everybody.

Dr Ella, London

It was the best course that I have experienced. It helped me to improve my communication skills. I would definitely recommend to other CASC candidates.

Dr Rajarshi Das, Barnsley

Focus on active listening and advice about relaxation. Excellent coaching for CASC.

Dr Nazim Hussain, West Yorkshire

This course can be useful for candidates who struggle to pass the CASC exam. Addressed my specific needs. I would recommend it.

Dr A Vemula, North West

Very helpful course. Small group. Individual feedback. Thank you very much. I would recommend the course.

Dr Ilona, Hertfordshire

Very good personalised CASC sessions in small groups, personalised and targeted feedback to ensure you focus on areas of genuine weakness for development.

Dr Yohannes, Sussex

Really good. Helps to develop your communication skills. Detailed feedback.

Dr Maha Hassan

It was helpful to have a small group which allowed for adequate opportunity to practice. Facilitators were encouraging and unhurried in providing feedback.

Name withheld on request, Singapore

I enjoyed the ethos of small group teaching as it meant that the course organisers were able to give personalised feedback and this was invaluable for my preparation. Course organisers were very supportive and knowledgeable. Highly recommended!

Name withheld on request

The course was excellent. It was very helpful to increase my confidence and help me build my skills. I would definitely recommend the course. Many thanks.

Name withheld on request

I liked the course which was beneficial because it helped to build my confidence and to improve my skills. Thanks to Dr Hussain and the motivator, Robin.

Name withheld on request

The course focused on structure, technique and skills. It helped me tackle stations that were not clear to me including difficult communication. The smaller size of the group makes one more able to focus. I would recommend this course.

Name withheld on request

Very intense course, had enough opportunity to practice scenarios of my preference. Good feedback and coaching received.

Name withheld on request

Working on anxiety. How to manage difficult questions. Working at the level of cognition. I would recommend the course to my colleagues.

Name withheld on request

Identification of specific issues in my performance. Immediate feedback and suggestions. Enjoyed the course. Felt tired at the end of the course - good practice for the actual CASC.

Name withheld on request

The small group is a bonus. I really felt my own issues were addressed. Good personal feedback. Good opportunity to work on the weaknesses.

Name withheld on request

Glad to attend the course. Liked everything about the course. It is different from other courses as it has small groups. I would recommend this course.

Name withheld on request

Unique course in that feedback is very thorough and detailed. Feels almost like 1:1 coaching.

Name withheld on request

Very good course. Covers a lot of material. Constructive criticism. Helped me gain more confidence. I would recommend this course.

Name withheld on request

The course helped me to identify my weaknesses in communication skills. It was a very helpful course. Very personalised and friendly. Helpful trainers who knew candidates individually and helped accordingly.

Name withheld on request

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