The ARCP provides a formal process that uses the evidence collected by the trainee, relating to their progress in the training programme. It is undertaken on at least an annual basis for all trainees in specialty training, and it will enable the trainee, the Postgraduate Dean and employers to document that the competences required are being gained at an appropriate rate and through appropriate experience. The process may be conducted more frequently if there is a need to deal with performance and progression issues outside the annual review. It is not in itself a means or tool of assessment.
The ARCP process is governed by the Gold Guide and is applicable to all specialty trainees, whether training full or less than full time, those in academic programmes and those out of programme.
All trainees should refer to the relevant training matrix when preparing for ARCP.
To view the updated ARCP checklist for 2020-2021, please click here
The West Midlands School of Paediatrics
The ARCP dates for 2021 are:
Tuesday 6th July 2021
Friday 9th July 2021
Wednesday 14th July 2021
Friday 16th July 2021
Tuesday 20th July 2021
Wednesday 21st July 2021
You can use the below calculator to work out your expected completion date. To use the CCT Calculator, please click here