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

UKFP 2023 SJT main booking window opening time

The main SJT booking window will open on Monday 10 October 2022 between approximately 11:30am – 12:30pm (BST).

All applicants will be able to book their test from this date and time.

The booking window will close on Thursday 13 October.


UKFP 2023 SJT booking window – further reminders

  • 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.
  • 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 www.pearsonvue.com/ukfp, 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 www.pearsonvue.com/ukfp/contact.

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 SJT booking window information – reminder

The SJT registration and booking window for applicants with approved Reasonable Adjustments will open on Monday 3 October 2022 at 11:00am (BST).

All other applicants will be able to register from 3 October 2022; and will be able to book their test from Monday 10 October (exact time TBC).

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.


UKFP curriculum & e-portfolio webinar

The UKFPO are pleased to invite FP trainers and trainees, foundation school managers and medical education managers to a webinar exploring the PSG and e-portfolios. There will an opportunity to submit questions LIVE on the day through the Microsoft Teams link.

When: Wednesday 26th October 2022, 15:00-16:00

Where: Virtual via Microsoft Teams. You do not need to pre-register, simply click here to join the webinar at 15:00.

Target audience: Trainers, Trainees, FSMs, medical education managers.

For help: Please email educationandsupport@foundationprogramme.nhs.uk for all queries.

For those who are unable to attend the LIVE event, a recording of the webinar will be posted on the UKFPO website here.


UKFP 2023 National Application Window

The UKFP 2023 national application window for FP, FPP and SFP programmes opened on the 7 September 2022 at 9:00 BST and closed on the 21 September 2022 at 12:00 midday BST. For information on the UK Foundation programme and key timelines please visit: Foundation Programme (UKFP)

UKFP 2023 Entry High-Level Applicant Timeline

The application timeline and key dates for UKFP 2023 entry can be viewed here.

UKFP 2023 Pre-allocation Webinar

The UKFPO recently held a Pre-allocation webinar for FP2023. To view the webinar and for further information on FP2023 pre-allocation please visit: 2023 Pre-allocation Documents

UKFP 2023 Eligibility Applicants

For information on the UK Foundation programme and key timelines please visit: Eligibility Applications for UK Foundation Programme (UKFP) 2023 entry – Timeline & Deadlines


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.

UKFP 2023 Pre-allocation guidance and forms

The pre-allocation applicant guidance and the application forms for each criterion can be found under the key documents section of our programmes page


UKFPO Bulletin

Read the latest UKFPO bulletin (August – September 2022)



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