UK Foundation Programme

UK Foundation Programme

Here you will find information about how to apply to the 2-year Foundation Programme and Stand-alone programmes.

News and Updates

National Foundation Doctors Presentation Day – 20 January 2023

Please click here for more information on the event open to Foundation Doctors across the UK.

UKFP 2023 SJT Practice Papers

Practice papers for the SJT can be found on the SJT resources page. The papers are helpful for practicing and preparing to sit the SJT.

UKFP 2023 SJT booking window – further reminders

  • Please visit the SJT section under the Resources page for the UKFP 2023 Situational Judgement Test (SJT) Guidance and other information about taking the SJT.
  • The UKFPO has prioritised booking for candidates with reasonable adjustments (RA). This allows time for applicants with approved RAs to request and confirm their test slot ahead of the main booking window. Please bear in mind that the Pearson VUE team will take note of your preferred location/s and date/s and may not be able to confirm your booking immediately as they may need a few days to make the necessary arrangements.
  • Pearson VUE has sufficient test centre appointment slots to meet or exceed the expected demand for UKFP applicants and they will continue to frequently monitor demand vs availability.
  • Applicants can change their SJT exam booking up to 48 hours in advance of the current scheduled appointment start time. Pearson VUE review slot availability on a regular basis. Applicants who wish to take advantage of this option, should log into their Pearson VUE account at their earliest convenience. 

Instructions for rescheduling

To make changes to your appointment, you will need to sign in at, select your upcoming appointment and choose Reschedule.

If you have had reasonable adjustments applied to your booking, other than a simple time extension, you will not be able to make changes to your appointment via the website and must instead call Pearson VUE Customer Services within the published operating hours. Contact details are listed on the website at

If you wish to change the delivery method (i.e. you are scheduled for a test centre appointment and now wish to book for an OnVUE delivery online from your home or office, or vice versa) you will first need to cancel and give up your scheduled appointment and then choose to book a new appointment, selecting the required delivery method. For further information or support, please contact Pearson VUE Customer Services in the first instance.

UKFP 2023 Applicant Handbook

The 2023 Applicant Handbook can be found under the key documents section of our programmes page, along with How to Apply for Foundation Programme guidance.

UKFPO Bulletin

Read the latest UKFPO bulletin (October 2022)

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