The UKFPO offer 2 different types of foundation training programmes that are dependent on your registration with the GMC. Please familiarise yourself with the information below to help guide you on which programme you may be eligible to apply for.
What is provisional registration?
Provisional registration with a licence to practise allows you to take part in an approved Foundation Year 1 (F1) Programme in the UK. Information about provisional registration can be found on the GMC’s website. If you will obtain provisional registration with the GMC and meet the essential criteria of the person specification you can apply for the two-year foundation programme.
What is full registration?
Doctors need full registration with a licence to practise to either move on to the second year of the Foundation Programme (F2) in an approved training programme, or to work in unsupervised medical practice in the NHS or UK private practice. Information about full registration can be found on the GMC’s website here. If you will obtain full registration with the GMC and meet the essential criteria of the person specification, you can apply for stand-alone programmes.
How do I know which registration to apply for?
We would advise you to use the GMC’s online applicant registration tool to identify the correct application for you and provide you guidance on the steps you need to take.