Resource Bank

Our Resource Bank contains all of the documents and information you may require, it has been split into groups to make it easier to locate the information you require.

2-year Foundation Programme


Academic Foundation Programme

These documents will be available once the appeals windows open

  • Appeals Process 
  • Special Circumstances Appeals Process
  • Clinical Assessment Appeals Process
  • Educational Achievements Appeals Process
Applicant Guidance
Defence Deanery
Eligibility Guidance
Educational Performance Measure (EPM)
Inter-Foundation School Transfer (IFST)

If a student or trainee wishes to appeal the outcome of their IFST application please follow this procedure:

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Medical Schools

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FP 2020 Situational Judgement Test (SJT)

Guidance and Reports

Practice Papers

FP 2021 Situational Judgement Test (SJT)

Medical students / graduates sitting the Situational Judgement Test (SJT) in December 2020 and January 2021 will be accessing the SJT via a digital platform. Pearson VUE and Work Psychology Group have partnered with Health Education England and the UKFPO to develop a computer based SJT, to be introduced as part of the application process for UKFP 2021.


Although delivery of the test for December 2020 and January 2021 will change, we will continue to deliver a test that is reliable and accessible. Those sitting the SJT in December 2020 or January 2021 will take the test either at the local Pearson Vue testing centre in their area, or remotely with an online proctor. Applicants will have the option to choose the date and time of their test around their own availability (within 2 test windows).


The provisional dates are as follows:

Window 1 – 7th December 2020 to 19th December 2020

Window 2 – 18th January 2021 to 23rd January 2021


Further information will be published throughout 2020.

Special Circumstances
Supporting Trainees Entering Practice (STEP)

All applicants to the Foundation Programme are encouraged to make full use of the process for Supporting Trainees Entering Practice (STEP) by complete the relevant form. This process is intended to support the transition from undergraduate medical education to postgraduate training and employment as a doctor. Applicants have an opportunity to share information in relation to their health, welfare, performance and skills and professionalism. The information provided on the form is confirmed, or in some cases expanded upon by staff at the graduating medical school, and is used by the allocated foundation school to ensure that new trainees get the right educational and pastoral support during their two-year programme and to see if they require reasonable adjustments to complete the programme. This form is obtained in advance of the start of the programme to allow foundation schools and employers time to identify suitable adjustments, if necessary, and prepare for the arrival of trainees by ensuring appropriate support mechanisms are in place.

The full process and STEP form will be available to access through the UKFPO website from January 2020.

Tier 4

Curriculum & e-Portfolio

Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP)
Prescribing Safety Assessment
Reference Guide
Supervised Learning Events (SLEs)
Time out of Foundation Programme (TOFP)
Guidance on Undertaking Additional Work

Guidance on Undertaking Additional Work

F2 Stand-alone

Applicant Guidance
These documents are not currently available. 
These documents are not currently available


F2 Career Destinations Report

The UK national F2 Career Destinations Report uses data collated from a UK-wide survey of outgoing F2 doctors. Foundation schools gather the data between May and September each year and this report helps to understand the career aspirations and career destinations if known. All foundation doctors who are due to complete their foundation training in August are expected to participate in the survey.

FP Annual Reports

The Annual Report summarises the data collected from Foundation Schools regarding recruitment to the Foundation Programme across the UK. The data considers the structures and outcomes of the Foundation Programme and provides data about current trends and issues within the Foundation Programme. The Annual Report has been referenced and used to inform UK national policy development and inform workforce planning.

Recruitment Updates
Stats and Facts Reports

To apply for the UK Foundation Programme, applicants must be nominated by a UK medical school or the UKFPO’s Eligibility Office. The UKFPO also lead a national process for recruitment to F1 and F2 Stand-alone programmes. The reports below provide annual data about these recruitment and allocation processes.