The Foundation Programme Curriculum sets out the framework for educational progression that will support the first two years of professional development following graduation from medical school. Under the Curriculum, foundation doctors have to demonstrate that they are competent in a number of areas. This includes communication and consultation skills, patient safety and team work as well as the more traditional elements of medical training.
COVID-19: Update to Annual Review of Competency Progression (ARCP)
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.
Current Foundation Trainees – Take Our Survey on the New Curriculum!
The Foundation Programme curriculum is being updated from August 2020 onwards and we are keen to hear back from current F1 and F2 trainees in this anonymous survey. It should take around 10 minutes to complete. We welcome all opinions.
Please take the time to watch the video on the new curriculum. The curriculum itself will be available here in the near future.
Curriculum & Guidance
Supervised Learning Events
|Supervised Learning Event Guidance||Supervised Learning Event||Recommended Minimum|
| DOPS Guidance for Doctors and Trainers|
Mini-CEX Guidance for Doctors and Trainers
| 3 or more per placement* |
(minimum of nine observations; at least six must be mini-CEX)
|Guidance for Doctors and Trainers||Case-Based Discussion||2 or more per placement*|
|Guidance for Doctors and Trainers||Developing the Clinical Teacher||1 or more per year|
* based on a clinical placement of four month duration
For more information see the SLE FAQs.
|Other Form Guidance||Other Form||Recommended Minimum|
|LEADER Guidance for Doctors and Trainers||LEADER (Clinical Leadership (Work-based Review)|| No recommended minimum |
(optional formative discussion)
|LEARN Guidance for Doctors and Trainers||Learning Encounter and Reflection Note (LEARN)|| No recommended minimum |
(optional to supplement traditional SLEs)