Academic Foundation Programme
Inter-Foundation School Transfer Guidance
Please note, to access the Application Form you must open the above link first, then save the document to your computer, and open the file from your computer’s files.
If a student or trainee wishes to appeal the outcome of their IFST application please follow this procedure:
To access the application form, you will need to have Adobe Acrobat or similar PDF viewer. This document will not open within your web browser.
Educational Performance Measure (EPM)
This guidance will be available soon
FP 2020 Situational Judgement Test (SJT)
Guidance and Reports
FP 2021 Situational Judgement Test (SJT)
Medical students / graduates sitting the Situational Judgement Test (SJT) in December 2020 and January 2021 will be accessing the SJT via a digital platform. Pearson VUE and Work Psychology Group have partnered with Health Education England and the UKFPO to develop a computer based SJT, to be introduced as part of the application process for UKFP 2021.
Although delivery of the test for December 2020 and January 2021 will change, we will continue to deliver a test that is reliable and accessible. Those sitting the SJT in December 2020 or January 2021 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 2 test windows).
The provisional dates are as follows:
Window 1 – 7th December 2020 to 19th December 2020
Window 2 – 18th January 2021 to 23rd January 2021
Further information will be published throughout 2020.
Prescribing Safety Assessment
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 complete the relevant form. This process is intended to support the transition from undergraduate medical education to postgraduate training and employment as a doctor. Applicants have an opportunity to share information in relation to their health, welfare, performance and skills and professionalism. The information provided on the form is confirmed, or in some cases expanded upon by staff at the graduating medical school, and is used by the allocated foundation school to ensure that new trainees get the right educational and pastoral support during their two-year programme and to see if they require reasonable adjustments to complete the programme.
This form is obtained in advance of the start of the programme to allow foundation schools and employers time to identify suitable adjustments, if necessary, and prepare for the arrival of trainees by ensuring appropriate support mechanisms are in place.
Please note, the STEP process is moving an electronic system. The full process and electronic STEP form will be available to access through the UKFPO website from March 2020 however a sample of the form is available below to allow students to prepare their forms if they wish to.
IMPORTANT: Please do not submit any STEP forms. Any submitted forms, will not be accepted and returned. UK Medical School students will submit their form in March 2020 via the electronic system.
The sample form can be found here.