Forms and Guidance

The IFST application window for the 2024-2025 training year will open in March 2024. The application timeline and details of the application process will be published by the end of 2023.

Current foundation doctors who are considering an IFST should discuss this with their local Foundation Training Programme Director and/or foundation school team.

IFST application process and forms for the 2023-24 training year (these will soon be replaced with updated forms and guidance for the 2024 application process)

IFST Applicant Guidance 2023
IFST Application Timeline 2023
IFST Appeal Form 2023

Criterion 1 IFST Application Form
Criterion 2 IFST Application Form
Criterion 3 IFST Application Form
Criterion 4 IFST Application Form

Out of Programme (TOFP)

Foundation doctors should discuss their intention to take time out of programme (OOP), also known as Time Out of Foundation Programme (TOFP), with their medical school/training programme director and review the form below. Completed forms should be sent to their foundation school for consideration.

Time out of Foundation Programme (TOFP) Request Form

Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA)

See our dedicated webpage.

Supporting Trainees Entering Practice (STEP)

All applicants to the Foundation Programme are encouraged to make full use of the process for Supporting Trainees Entering Practice (STEP) by completing the relevant form. 

View Preparing for F1 to find guidance and forms. 

Situational Judgement Test (SJT) – F2 Stand-alone

Applicants sitting the Situational Judgement Test (SJT) for F2 Stand-alone will be accessing the SJT via a digital platform. Those sitting the SJT will take the test either at the local Pearson VUE testing centre in their area, or remotely with an online proctor. Applicants will have the option to choose the date and time of their test around their own availability (within the test window). Visit the Pearson VUE website for more information about your SJT.  Key information about the SJT