You MUST apply for the Foundation Programme (FP) before applying to Specialised Foundation Programmes (SFP) or Foundation Priority Programmes (FPP)
The Foundation Programme is a two-year, work-based training programme which bridges the gap between medical school and specialty / general practice training. The foundation programme is part of the continuum of medical education. It ensures that newly qualified doctors develop their clinical and professional skills in the workplace in readiness for core, specialty or general practice training. The Foundation Programme aims to ensure that all doctors deliver safe and effective patient care and aspire to excellence in their professional development in accordance with GMC guidance.
Training programmes are designed to ensure that all foundation doctors undergo a balanced programme which enables them to meet the competences and outcomes set by the GMC as described in the Curriculum.
2023 Key Documents
UKFP 2023 High-level Timeline and key dates [.pdf, 160KB]
UKFP 2023 Applicant Guide to Allocation [pdf 289 KB]
UKFP 2023 Applicant Low Scoring SJT Guidance [pdf 78.4 KB]
UKFP 2023 Applicants’ Handbook [.pdf, 552KB]
UKFP 2023 Guidance on How to Apply to the Foundation Programme [.pdf, 1.04MB]
UKFP 2023 Situational Judgement Test (SJT) Guidance
UKFP 2023 Applicant Presentation [.pdf, 846KB]
FP 2023 Summary by Foundation School [.xlsx, 47.7KB]
SFP 2023 Summary by SUoA [.xlsx, 48.8KB]
FPP 2023 Post List [.xlsx,181KB]
UKFP 2023 Person Specification [.pdf, 84.1KB]
UKFP 2023 Educational Performance Measure (EPM) Framework [.pdf, 110KB]
2023 Pre-allocation Documents
UKFP 2023 Pre-allocation based on personal circumstances applicant guidance [.pdf, 432KB]
See application forms in section below:
UKFP 2023 Pre-allocation application forms
Select the relevant form and download it to your computer. You will then be able to complete the form, save it and upload it to your Oriel application form. Make sure to obtain the required information from your supporting signatory before you upload the form to Oriel.
– Criterion 1: Parent or legal guardian
– Criterion 2b: Significant caring responsibilities
– Criterion 3: Medical condition or disability
– Criterion 4: Unique circumstances
– Criterion 5a: Educational circumstances
Pre-allocation Webinar UKFP2023
The UKFPO recently held a Pre-allocation webinar for FP2023 with Dr. Mike Masding (UKFPO Co-Chair), Dr. Tom Yapp (Senior Recruitment Advisor UKFPO) and Clare Owen (Assistant Director of Medical Schools Council). The webinar contains information about pre-allocation and the different criteria, with useful top tips and a Q&A session.
2022 Key Documents
Recruitment for 2022 has now closed and these documents have now been archived.