Forms and Guidance

Educational Performance Measure (EPM)
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 10th March and Monday 21st March (12 midday GMT) 2022. The window is now closed. The information below was available to all potential applicants before and during the application window.

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

Criterion 1 IFST application form 2022
Criterion 2 IFST application form 2022
Criterion 3 IFST application form 2022
Criterion 4 IFST application form 2022

IFST appeals form 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

Pre-allocation based on Personal Circumstances

This process was previously known as ‘pre-allocation on the grounds of special circumstances’. The pre-allocation process for the training year August 2022-August 2023 is closed and therefore the application form has been removed. 2023 pre-allocation guidance will be published in due course.

See below guidance for UKFP 2022 (for information only):

Applicant Guidance

Medical School Guidance

Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA)

UKFP 2021: PSA Guidance: Information for F1 doctors starting the Foundation Programme in August 2021

UKFP 2021: PSA Guidance for F2 Standalone: Information for F2 doctors recruited to an F2 Standalone programme starting in August 2021

STEP – Supporting Trainees Entering Practice

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. 

Please view Preparing for F1 to find guidance and forms. 

Situational Judgement Test – 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.

SJT statement on phone bookings – 1 October 2021 (for applicants with approved reasonable adjustments who need to book their slot over the phone)

Introductory video about the SJT

**Key information about the SJT**

FP 2022 SJT Guidance

FP 2022 SJT Extenuating Circumstances Policy

FP 2022 SJT Extenuating Circumstances Claim Form

FP 2022 SJT Low Scoring Guidance and Timeline

Situational Judgement Test – F2 Stand-alone

Applicants sitting the Situational Judgement Test (SJT) for F2 Stand-alone 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 the F2 Stand-alone Programme 2021. 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). Please visit the Pearson VUE website for more information about your SJT.

Introductory video about the SJT

**Key information about the SJT**