The Annual Review of Competence Progression 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 it is not in itself an assessment, it is a summative judgement of a foundation doctor’s performance and development throughout the year. The panel makes recommendations to the postgraduate dean. This means the 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).

IMPORTANT: ARCP Guides and Documents

ARCP Requirements Guidance – all trainees – April to September 2021 (updated March 2021)

NEW: ARCP Requirements Guidance – 2021-22 trainees on 2016 curriculum – October 2021 to July 2022

COMING SOON: ARCP Requirements Guidance – 2021-22 trainees on 2021 curriculum – August 2021 to July 2022 –> Meanwhile, please refer to pages 49-50 of the 2021 UKFP Curriculum (that is, the ARCP checklist)

ARCP Operational Guide – all trainees – 2020-21 training year – will be updated shortly for 2021-22 training year

ARCP Outcomes – summary of ARCP outcome codes and supplementary codes

ARCP Outcome 10.2 Guide – to support the outcomes summary document above

Overview of the ARCP Process – flowchart describing the process for each ARCP outcome (last updated in 2019 but still relevant; missing outcome 10.2)

Form R (F1)

Form R (F2)

The below documents are FOR INFO ONLY: Standard requirements published July 2020. See above amended requirements due to COVID-19.

Summary of Evidence for Satisfactory Completion of F1 – 2020-21 training year

Summary of Evidence for Satisfactory Completion of FP – 2020-21 training year