Training & certification

The following pages contain all of the training guidance and information related to core medical training (CMT) and specialty training through to certification.

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Find out more about what we do for and with the following groups:

Trainees (CMT and specialty training)

  • Interpret regulations, rules and guidance from the General Medical Council (GMC), European Union (EU) and Gold Guide
  • Provide training and curriculum advice
  • Recommend trainees for addition to the Specialist Register
  • Maintain a record of training
  • Out of programme (OOP) Applications: processing and advice
  • Give Penultimate Year Assessment (PYAs) advice
  • Processe the completion of training forms
  • Provide an online portal called ePortfolio for recording evidence of progression
  • Provide guidance on less than full time (LTFT) training queries
  • Provide mediator role between trainee and training organisations when appropriate

General Medical Council (GMC)

  • Provide recommendations on trainees completing training through CCT or CESR CP, including responding to audits of trainee files
  • Provide recommendations for the award of CESR, including training CESR evaluators to consistent level
  • Share best practice from a national perspective to influence application of rules and regulations
  • Assist and engage with new processes and initiatives to improve processes for both organisations
  • Work with the GMC to provide CESR evaluator training

Training programme directors (TPDs)

  • Provide good practice examples from a national perspective
  • Provide general training and curriculum advice
  • Provide assistance in setting up and recording PYAs
  • Interpret regulations, rules and guidance from GMC, EU and Gold Guide

Specialist advisory committees (SACs)

  • Support the processing of:
    • Training completions
    • Out of programme applications
    • Penultimate year assessments
  • Organise attendance at CESR evaluator training sessions, and support through the process
  • Interpret regulations, rules and guidance from GMC, EU and Gold Guide
  • Offer guidance in carrying out JRCPTB duties

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Deanery/HEE local office administrators

  • Provide good practice examples from a national perspective
  • Provide range of assistance from support to leadership in terms of work overlap, guiding on processes and expectations
  • Provide mediator role between deanery and others where appropriate
  • Interpret regulations, rules and guidance from GMC, EU and Gold Guide