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Training Review (ARCP)

An Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP) takes place at the end of each training year to determine whether you can move to the next year of the training programme. 

The ARCP will look at your evidence, assessments and appraisal to confirm whether you have achieved the required competencies. It also includes planning for future training needs. 

At core trainee level, the ARCPs or interim ARCPs may be at the end of each placement. At the end of the programme, the ARCP confirms successful completion of core training.

What happens at the ARCP?

The ARCP panel reviews a trainee’s progress based on the evidence submitted and provides the trainee with an outcome.

The trainee is required to provide the ARCP panel with:

  • structured reports from their educational supervisor
  • clinical logbook
  • portfolio

You may be required to provide this all or some of this evidence electronically. You should check with your deanery the process for ARCP in your region for full details.

The outcome of the ARCP will determine the rate at which trainee’s progress through the training programme. If trainees consistently under perform or fail to supply sufficient evidence to ARCP they may be asked to leave the programme and will not be signed off has having completed Core Training.

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