Workforce, training and education
Yorkshire and Humber

About Your Programme

What is Foundation Training?

Foundation Training is a 2-year programme designed to act as a bridge between medical school and specialty training. It creates the opportunity to gain experience working in several different specialties and was introduced in 2005 to replace the Pre-Registration House Officer (PRHO) year.

The training is supported by a curriculum which describes the domains and progress required to satisfactorily complete each stage.

  • The first year (F1) is required for all UK graduates and some others (as determined by the General Medical Council (GMC)).
  • Successful completion of the F1 year results in progression from provisional to full GMC registration.
  • In the second year (F2) there is a focus on consolidating and developing F1 competencies but with a greater emphasis on training in the assessment and management of the acutely ill patient irrespective of the clinical setting.

Your F1 year will:

  • Confirm that you can put in to practice as a doctor the knowledge, skills and attitudes you learnt as a student (as outlined in The New Doctor)
  • Provide you with a safe environment in which to learn new knowledge and skills at the same time as encouraging your professional development.

Your F2 year will:

  • Increase your knowledge and skills as you will experience different specialties
  • Give you the opportunity to try out specialties you may be interested in pursuing as a career with taster days

Number of available posts can vary each year dependant on number of applicants, but following expansion in 2023 the Yorkshire and Humber Foundation School (YHFS) has

  • over 700 F1 2 year linked posts
  • 31 Foundation Priority Programmes (FPP)
  • 81 Specialised Foundation Programmes

From August 2019, YHFS introduced 18 GP Longitudinal Integrated Foundation Programmes (LIFT), for more information please see our LIFT PAGE. These programmes are available via the FPP vacancy.

How to Apply

For details of how to apply, please see our Recruitment and Retention section.

Please note that the YHFS programmes in the below documents are subject to change for a variety of reasons and the posts may differ on Oriel. Changes to post can happen at any time due to supervision issues in the trusts, quality recommendations and/or service changes.