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Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP)

What is an ARCP?

You will receive an ARCP (Annual Review of Competence Progression) at least on an annual basis.  It is a process which enables you and the deanery to record that you are gaining all competencies required by your training programme at an appropriate rate and through appropriate experience.  It is not in itself a means or tool of assessment.

Trainees view of an ARCP.

Educators view of an ARCP.

The main Scotland Deanery ARCP pages can be found here.

    The Deanery will notify you of the dates of your ARCP these have been planned 12 months in advance and can be accessed by clicking on the tab below.  It has been agreed that GPST are required to submit their evidence at least two weeks before the date of the ARCP.  The Deanery expects a level of professionalism from all trainees and educational supervisors in this respect and requires trainees to work towards and meet this submission date.  Failure to do so will result in the issue of an outcome 5, unless exceptional circumstances apply. 

    You will be notified of your ARCP by email, 8 weeks before the date of the ARCP review.




      ARCP Date Evidence/ESR Submission Date
    February   28th February 2024 14th February 2024
    March   26th & 28th March 2024 12th March 2024
    April  23rd and 24th April 2024 9th April 2024
    May 23rd May 2024 9th May 2024
    Summer - ST3 11th - 13th June 2024 31st May 2024
    Summer - ST1&2 25th - 28th June 2024 14th June 2024
    July 3rd, 23rd & 24th July 24 9th July 2024
    August 27th - 29th August 2024 13th August
    September 24th & 25th September 2024 10th September 2024

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    ARCP Checklist Documents:

    GPST1/2 Checklist Winter 2023

    GPST 3 Checklist Winter 2023



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    Developmental Outcomes and Extensions to Training

    Outcome 5 Reviews

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    What does an ARCP panel do?

    Who is on my ARCP Panel?