Forms and Guidance

Information for Applicants on the Reserve List
Inter-Foundation School Transfer (IFST)

The IFST application window for the 2022-23 training year was open between Thursday 10 March and Monday 21 March (12 midday GMT) 2022. The window is now closed. Current foundation doctors considering an IFST should discuss this with their local Training Programme Director and/or foundation school team.

The information below was available to all potential applicants before and during the application window. [The application forms have been removed.]

Applicants should refer to the 2022 IFST 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 by the national deadline of 21st March (12 midday GMT) 2022.

IFST Applicant Guidance 2022
IFST application timeline 2022

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. Guidance below will be updated for FP 2023 shortly.

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

FP 2023 SJT Extenuating Circumstances Policy

FP 2023 SJT Extenuating Circumstances Claim Form

FP 2022 SJT Low Scoring Guidance and Timeline

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**