Please click here for guidance from the UKFPO regarding mandatory core and non-core learning.
Personal Learning Log (PLL)
The Foundation Programme has a syllabus that builds on undergraduate learning and is wide ranging to ensure the foundation years prepare doctors for future healthcare needs, although no programme of learning can cover the whole range of medical practice and knowledge that continues to develop. All trainees should record their attendance at delivered education, provided to support their curriculum (‘core’ learning), and also record any non-core learning that they have attended either in the LEP or other venues. The learning can be face-to-face (which may be via MS Teams, videoconferencing etc), or may be via online modules or personal reading.
All learning should be recorded in your Turas Portfolio.
The Glasgow Series podcast created by trainees for trainees
The podcast is available either through the website or by searching on Spotify:
-Spotify search handle: theglasgowseries
Clinical Academic Training and Careers Hub (CATCH)
Click here to access the website.
CATCH aims to:
Core learning is the teaching provided to you by your local Directorate of Medical Education. Further information about core learning can be found on the ARCP requirements page.
30 hours of non-core learning must be evidenced in e-portfolio prior to the ARCP deadline.
There are many things that can be used to evidence non-core learning. However, these must be easily and sensibly quantifiable in terms of both the educational content and the time claimed for the non-core learning.
There are 3 main types of learning:
A relevant full day course being used for non-core learning will count for a maximum of 5 hours. This is in line with Continuing Professional Development (CPD) point used by non-training grades to evidence learning for appraisal. Only one day can be counted per training year.
Non-core learning should include a variety of different methods of learning and different topics.
Each non-core learning event should be logged separately with a short piece written about what was learned. It will not be acceptable, for example, to log several hours of non-core learning and comment that several departmental meetings were attended during the post.
Foundation Programme Directors (FPDs) have discretion over what logged evidence they feel is appropriate. If you are unsure, please discuss with your FPD.
FAQs on Non-core Learning
The below is a list of things that can and cannot be used for non-core learning. This has been compiled from trainee queries.
In general, activities that are part of your normal working day cannot be counted as these are experiential learning that can be evidenced by other means such as SLEs and core procedures. Teaching others should be recorded as a DCT.
The below can be used to evidence non-core learning:
The below cannot be used to evidence non-core learning:
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