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The Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP) will take place every year for every trainee. It is important that you understand what is required of you for your current year of training and that you work towards this throughout the year so that you are prepared for your ARCP.

An ARCP needs to take place at the end of each ST year and this can sometimes mean that you have more than one ARCP per year. 

There are other occasions where you may have more than one ARCP in a year, for example, if you are going out of programme or starting maternity leave you will have an ARCP prior to the start of this or as soon as possible on your return. This will review the period from your last ARCP to the start of your OOP/paternity leave etc. 

ARCP dates are published on this website as soon as they are confirmed. Most ARCPs take place between May and June each year, with follow up face to face reviews taking place in June and July where necessary. Additional ARCPs are also arranged at various intervals throughout the rest of the year to ensure everyone is reviewed at the right time in their training year.

We will write to you with at least six weeks' notice to notify you of your ARCP date and deadline for updating your ePortfolio. You will be required to complete a Form R Part B at least once a year as part of the ARCP and Revalidation process.

The information in the documents below explains what evidence is required for your ARCP. Please ensure you create a folder called ARCP date (i.e. ARCP 2021 for this year) in the document section of your e-portfolio.  This will enable us to find all the required information in a timely manner. This folder needs to contain the following:

Form R

CCT calculator so that we can accurately calculate your CCT date

A review tool appropriate for your level filled in with references to your e-portfolio entries so that we can ensure we find all your evidence and you can double check you have all that is required for your ARCP

Any additional requests you have for training but these should have been discussed with your educational supervisor and TPD prior to your ARCP meeting.

CV and GMC survey receipt.

The Yorkshire and Humber Training Programme Directors have developed ARCP review tools for each level of training. These documents include of the requirements of the curriculum set by the RCPCH to enable the ARCP panels to accurately assess your ePortfolio. The documents can be found at the right-hand side of this page. You are advised to familiarise yourself with the requirements of your current training level so that you are prepared for your next ARCP.

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 (if more than 14 days).

You can find further information on the ARCP process on the main website. If you have any concerns about your ARCP, please contact your educational supervisor, TPD or the Head of School.


COVID-19 Modified Assessments

COVID-19 minimum evidence requirements
  Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
Grade ST1 ST2 ST3 ST4 ST5 ST6 ST7 ST8

Safeguarding CBD minimum 2 per training level

Minimum 1 Handover Assessment Tool (HAT) by end of ST3

Safeguarding CBD minimum 1 per training level

Minimum 1 ACAT observed by supervising clinician

1 HAT per level

1 LEADER per level

Safeguarding CBD minimum 2 per training level

2 LEADER per level

1x MSF during ST1 1x MSF during ST2 or ST3 1x MSF during level 2 2x MSF during level 3
AoP Minimum 1 satisfactory DOPS for compulsory procedures    
Life support Valid life support evidence, APLS, NLS, EPALS or equivalent by end of ST3 Continued valid life support evidence, APLS, NLS, EPALS or equivalent Continued relevant valid life support evidence
Exams and other assessments

ST1-2 = none mandatory

ST3 = need all theory exams by end of ST3

ST3 can progress to ST4 without full MRCPCH* (will need by end of ST4) 

  Completion of and reflection from RCPCH START assessment
Trainer's report

Satisfactory Educational supervisor report for each training year

ST3 can progress without MRCPCH as long as ES report explicitly states suitability

Satisfactory Educational Supervisor report for each training year Satisfactory Educational Supervisor report for each training year

*ARCP outcome 10.1

ARCP Review Tools:

Please note the current review tools have been updated to align with assessment according to the Progress curriculum.

These tools have not been modified due to COVID- please see table below for modifications

ST1 - ST3 ARCP Review Tool COVID 2022

ST4 - ST5 ARCP Review Tool COVID 2022

ST6 - ST8 ARCP Review Tool COVID 2022

OOPE/OOPR/OOPC/OOPT documentation for ARCP

This is also available on the RCPCH website 

Click here for a link to Preparing for ARCPs with RCPCH Progress 

Level 3 safeguarding can be done online here

Additional Guidance for Trainees

Guidance for Presenting Evidence for your ARCP 

Guidance Powerpoint - How to Present your ARCP Evidence

Additional Guidance for Supervisors

Guidance on Completing an ESTR

Guidance on Completing a CSTR

Guidance for completing Educational Supervisor Reports


Upcoming ARCP Dates:

Summer 2021 ARCP panels are being held between 9 June - 28 July 2021

 - the evidence upload deadline date is Tuesday 18 May 2021.


23 September 2021

14 October 2021

2 December 2021

ARCP Outcomes

Satisfactory Progress

Outcome 1

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)

Outcome 2

Development of specific competences required - additional training time not required

Outcome 3

Inadequate progress by the trainee - additional training time required

Outcome 4

Released from training programme with or without specified competences
Released from academic programme

Outcome 5

Incomplete evidence presented - additional training time may be required

Outcome 5 to be reviewed within 2-4 weeks.

Recommendation for completion of training

Outcome 6

Gained all required competencies (Clinical)
Gained all required competencies (Academic)

Outcomes for trainees out of programme or not in run-through training

Outcome 7

Fixed-Term Competencies Achieved

Outcome 8

Out of programme research/experience/career break approved

Outcome 9

Top-up training (outcome should be indicated in one of the areas above)