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Higher Trainee.


What Can You Expect?

Higher Training in Psychiatry takes between three and five years depending on whether a single Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) is sought or a dual.

In Higher Training, a Trainee specialises in one or two of the Sub Specialties of Psychiatry: Child and Adolescent, Forensic, General Adult, Intellectual Disability, Old Age or Psychotherapy.

The Higher Trainee builds on their Core Training to manage with an increasing level of sophistication and assurance the full range of Psychiatric presentations seen within their chosen Sub Speciality.  Development of leadership and management skills are of increasing importance alongside developing the skills that will enable the Trainee to be seen as an essential component of teams within which they will work as a Consultant.

As in Core Training, supervision from experienced Consultant Trainers is an essential part of the process.


"I really enjoy the Training in Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber.  People are friendly and there are lots of opportunities for everyone.  I would definitely recommend it."

Dr Salwan Jajawi, ST5

Salwan Jajawi

"I have been part of the HEYH Psychiatry scheme as a Foundation, Core and Higher Trainee.  It's been a wonderfully friendly, rewarding and engaging environment to train in.  I’ve enjoyed every stage."

Dr Gaelle Slater, ST5
South Yorkshire

Gaelle Slater

"Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber provides unique working opportunities for Training, as well as having a well developed Clinical Leadership and Management Fellow programme.

The location is fantastic, I have the beautiful Peak District on my back door step and the City of Sheffield out of the front.

The Consultants and Trainees are very friendly, eager to work together and collaborate on many different projects.

There are superb opportunities for clinical leadership, management and designing your own projects.

There is an excellent teaching programme with a pass rate above the National average."

Dr Zead Said, ST5
South Yorkshire

Zead Said

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