Forms and Guidance

Inter-Foundation School Transfer (IFST)

The IFST application window for the 2023-24 training year will open on Thursday 09 March and close on Thursday 23 March 2023.

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

Applicants should refer to the 2023 IFST applicant guidance document and complete the application form for the criterion that they wish to apply under.

Completed application forms should be emailed to the current/allocated foundation school (and not to the UKFPO) by the national deadline of 23 March 2023.

The national IFST appeal submission window will open on Monday 24 April and close on Friday 28 April 2023 (12:00 midday BST). Applicants should refer to the appeal process information in the IFST Applicant Guidance and use the IFST appeal form below to submit an appeal within the window timeframes.

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) – Two-year Foundation Programme

All applicants for the two-year foundation programme are required to sit the SJT and achieve a satisfactory score in accordance with the national person specification.

All applicants to the F2-Standalone Programme need to sit a separate SJT. For FAQs specific to either the 2 Year Foundation Programme or the F2 Stand-alone Programme, please refer to our specific SJT FAQ section.

Introductory video about the SJT

**Key information about the SJT**

FP 2023 SJT Guidance [.pdf, 424 KB]

FP 2023 SJT Extenuating Circumstances Policy [.pdf, 103 KB]

FP 2023 SJT Extenuating Circumstances Claim Form [.docx, 90.4 KB]

FP 2023 SJT Low Scoring Guidance and Timeline [.pdf, 78.4 KB]

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.

Introductory video about the SJT

**Key information about the SJT**