The UK Foundation Programme Office are looking to recruit doctors who hold or are eligible for full registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) to work in recognised F2 Stand-alone training programmes as part of the UK Foundation Programme. Applicants are invited to apply for F2 level posts across the four nations of the UK.
Trainees will have the opportunity to gain experience in a series of placements in a variety of specialties / healthcare settings and will be offered the same educational resource and teaching opportunities as F2 trainees on two-year programmes.
Foundation Year 2
In Foundation Year 2 (F2) doctors remain under clinical supervision (as do all doctors in training) but take on increasing responsibility for patient care. In particular, they begin to make management decisions as part of their progress towards independent practice. F2 doctors further develop their core generic skills and contribute more to the education and training of the wider healthcare workforce e.g. nurses, medical students and less experienced doctors. At the end of F2, they will have begun to demonstrate clinical effectiveness, leadership and the decision-making responsibilities that are essential for hospital and general practice speciality training.
Satisfactory completion of F2 will lead to the award of a Foundation Programme Certificate of Completion (FPCC) which indicates that the foundation doctor is ready to enter a core, speciality or general practice training programme.
Please see our key documents at the bottom of this page.
*Applicants who are currently working as part of the two-year programme or have successfully completed the F2 year and received a Foundation Achievement of Competency Document (FACD) / Foundation Programme Certificate of Completion (FPCC) are not eligible to apply for F2 Stand-alone posts.
*Applicants for F2 Standalone posts are not required to submit an Eligibility Application.
Comparison of 2-year programmes to F2 Stand-alone programmes
|Two-Year Foundation Programme (FP)||F2 Stand-alone Programmes|
|Provisional Registration with GMC||Full registration with GMC|
|2-year programme allocations||1-year fixed-terms posts|
|FP Curriculum and Reference Guide||FP Curriculum and Reference Guide|
|Clinical and Educational Supervisor||Clinical and Educational Supervisor|
|Foundation Programme Certificate of Completion (FPCC) upon satisfactory completion of the F2||Foundation Programme Certificate of Completion (FPCC) upon satisfactory completion of the F2|
|Access to the online foundation ePortfolio||Access to the online foundation ePortfolio|
For additional information please see the Stand-alone FAQs
2022 Key Documents
Coming Autumn 2021
2021 Key Documents
Applications for F2 Standalone 2021 have now closed.
- F2 Stand-alone Applicant Guidance 2021
- F2 Stand-alone Person Specification 2021
- F2 Stand-alone – Update Statement on Selection Methodology for 2021 – March 2021
- Consultant Testimony Proforma
- Disability Confident Scheme
- 2021 Stand-alone complaints policy and procedure
- Reapplication to Foundation Training (F2)
- 2021 PSA Guidance for F2 Standalone Trainees