The Annual Review of Competence Progression is the process conducted to confirm that trainees undertaking speciality training are progressing satisfactorily; specifically that trainees are developing the required competencies, experience and skills at the expected rate and that the required evidence to support progression is present.


It is designed to review evidence and arrive at a judgement (known as an outcome) of progress.  This process is normally carried out on an annual basis however depending on the need to assess a trainee’s progress an ARCP can sometimes take place more than once per year.


Form R


A completed Form R should be submitted to the HEE Assessments Team prior to your ARCP.  The team’s email address is:


The template Form R can be downloaded from the links below:


Please note: To download and complete the two forms please right-click on the documents and select "save as"/"save link as". You must use the latest version of Adobe Reader on a PC or Mac to access and complete the form.


Please see below video guidance for opening electronic forms (please turn on subtitles for clear instructions):


Guidance to assist with form completion can be found in the documents list on the right hand side of the page:


  1. Electronic form guidance for MAC users.
  2. Creating a PDF digital signature.
  3. Guidance on time out of training **COVID-19**


For any queries relating to the ARCP process please email