The Annual Review of Competence Progression ARCP is a review of evidence of achievement over the course of a year of training. The ARCP panel reviews and validates the educational supervisor's recommended outcome against the foundation doctor's portfolio of evidence. Although the ARCP is not in itself an assessment, it is a summative judgement of a foundation doctor's performance and development throughout the year. The ARCP panel makes recommendations to the postgraduate dean, meaning the ARCP process decides whether an individual doctor can progress to the next stage of training. Progression is dependent on evidence that the foundation doctor has met or exceeded the minimum expected level of performance in each of the 20 foundation professional capabilities (foundation programme training outcomes).
ARCP guides and documents