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.

You will also find information on what to expect during your training; how assessments work; how to get the most out of your e-Portfolio; upcoming events; recent news and sharing best practice.

News and Updates


Annual Review of Competency Progression

In response to the unprecedented situation with COVID-19 the UKFPO has revised the Annual Review of Competency Progression (ARCP) Guidance for 2020. The updated guidance can be found here.

F1 Applicants – Programme Matching

Click here for the UKFP National Allocation Statement 2020

In order to help facilitate the Interim F1 posts, final Programme Matches will now be released to applicants on Thursday 2nd April 2020.

As of 12th March, applicants are also able to see their final SJT scores via Oriel. Page 41 of the Applicant Handbook explains how to access your SJT score. For further information, please consult the Medical School Council’s SJT FAQs and the Guide to Understanding Your SJT Score.

F2 Applicants – All Interviews Converted to Skype

Due to concerns over COVID-19, all face to face interviews for the F2 Stand-alone programme have been converted to Skype interviews.

The interviews will still be held on 15th and 16th April 2020 but all interviews will be held over Skype.

If you are an F2 applicant who had booked a face to face interview slot, this has now been cancelled, and you must log in to Oriel and choose a new slot for a Skype interview. You will already have received an email from the UKFPO to explain this.

For instructions on how to book Skype interviews for F2, please see the F2 Applicant Guidance, Appendix 6.

All the interviews will still take place and there are enough interview slots for everyone.

If you had originally booked a Skype interview instead of a face to face interview, then the time and date of this Skype interview will not have changed.

If you have any queries please contact the UKFPO at

Read the latest UKFPO News Bulletin

UKFPO Leadership Fellows

We are currently recruiting two F1 Foundation Doctors, to serve as UKFPO Leadership Fellows for the duration of their F2 year. If you are interested, please consult the below documents for further information:

UKFPO Leadership Fellowship: Job Description

UKFPO Leadership Fellowship: Recruitment Process

Applications will open on 7th May 2020 and further information on the application process will be available nearer the time. Please note that we will close the vacancy after the first 100 applications, even if this happens before the intended close of the application window. We will not accept any more than 100 applications.

UKFP 2020 Documents

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