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Programme specific requirements for ARCP

Due to the continuing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic the UKFPO and Royal Colleges are reviewing and potentially amending their requirements for ARCPs. You are advised to review the updated information on the relevant UKFPO and Royal College websites for guidance to ensure you have the correct information requirements for your ARCP.

The Deanery is making every effort to maintain current links to the most recent, GMC approved, UKFPO and Royal College ARCP Decision-Aids which can be found below.

ARCP requirements are based on trainees working full-time. If you are LTFT, please discuss with your educational supervisor / TPD and agree your pro-rata requirements.

Requirements for OOP Trainees

Requirement for trainees training on an integrated training pathway (Academic Trainees)

Guidance on completing ePortfolio evidence [PDF] in relation to maintaining patient confidentiality is available from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. Please read this before completing your evidence.


Link to UKFPO ARCP requirements:

Foundation - Scotland Deanery website


Links to College derogated ARCP requirements/decision aids:

Anaesthetics - Royal College of Anaesthetics 

Emergency Medicine - Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM)

GP - Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP)

Intensive Care Medicine - Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM)

Obstetrics & Gynaecology - Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (RCOG)

Occupational Medicine  - Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM)

Ophthalmology - Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOpth)

Paediatrics & Child Health - Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health (RCPCH)

Pathology - Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath)

Medicine (Stage 1 IMT) / Stage 2 Higher Specialty - Royal College of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB). 

Psychiatry - Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych)

Public Health - Faculty of Public Health (FPH)

Radiology - Royal College of Radiologists (RCR)

Sexual and Reproductive Health - Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health (FSRH)

Surgery  - Joint Committee on Surgical Training

Medical Microbiology - Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath)

This page was last updated on: 14.05.2024 at 13.58