The Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP) will take place every year for every trainee. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with the ARCP process as soon as possible, rather than waiting to be called for your ARCP.
Dates of upcoming ARCPs are advertised on this website. You will be given at least six weeks notice of your ARCP to ensure the necessary documentation is uploaded to your eportfolio. However, we recommend that you update your eportfolio throughout the year. You will need to have a completed Educational Supervisor's report and therefore please allow time to meet with your Supervisor prior to your ARCP.
Please make sure that you have made yourself aware of the ARCP requirements and have the most up-to-date RCOG matrix. All competencies must be met for you to be awarded an outcome 1.
Every day of your training must be covered by an ARCP. You will receive a non-assessment form for any period of time that does not count towards your training e.g. maternity leave, sick leave (more than 14 days). You will receive an outcome 8 for a period of out of programme that does not count towards your CCT.
There is a section on ARCPs on the RCOG website which may be useful for you.
It is your responsibility to keep a copy of each of your ARCP forms. You will need these when applying for CCT.
*2018-2019 ARCP Checklists for Each Level of Training are available below*
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ST3 (Run through)
Direct ST3's (New trainees this teaching year)
Achieving progress and competencies at the expected rate (Clinical)
Achieving progress and competencies at the expected rate (Academic)
Unsatisfactory or insufficient evidence (trainee must meet with panel)
Development of specific competences required - additional training time not required
Inadequate progress by the trainee - additional training time required
Released from training programme with or without specified competences
Released from academic programme
Incomplete evidence presented - additional training time may be required
Outcome 5 to be reviewed withon 2-4 weeks.
Recommendation for completion of training
Gained all required competencies (Clinical)
Gained all required competencies (Academic)
Outcomes for trainees out of programme or not in run-through training
Fixed-Term Competencies Achieved
Out of programme research/experience/career break approved
Top-up training (outcome should be indicated in one of the areas above)