CCT and CESR follow up study

What happens to new CCT (Certificate of Completion of Training) and CESR (Certificate of Eligibility for the Specialist Register) holders after they receive their certificate? The College is undertaking regular monitoring to look at the career outcomes for paediatricians shortly after their recommendation for CCT or CESR.

Why are we doing this work?

This annual survey helps us to:

  • understand rates of full time and less than full time working among new consultants, in order to inform workforce planning,
  • understand attrition rates from paediatrics and from the UK post-CCT/CESR,
  • compare the composition of the new consultant workforce to subspecialty demand,
  • understand the working patterns and pressures facing new consultants, and
  • ensure that the RCPCH is providing the right support to members in the early stages of their consultant career.

CCT and CESR Class of 2014

This survey is currently underway. All those who received their CCT or CESR in 2014 have been asked to participate.

CCT and CESR Class of 2013

This survey has now closed and the results will be published shortly.

CCT class of 2011 and 2012 - where are they now?

This survey was undertaken from July 2013 to September 2013 and achieved a 63.7% response rate.

The report provides full findings of the survey and makes a series of recommendations for action based on these findings.

Full report: CCT class of 2011 and 2012 full report (PDF, 4.7MB, 34 pages)

Summary of key findings: CCT class of 2011 and 2012 summary (PDF, 1.7MB, 9 pages)

CCT class of 2010 - where are they now?

The 2010 cohort was first surveyed from November 2011 to April 2012, at least 11 months after certification (part 1), achieving an 82% response rate. We surveyed the same cohort again in July 2013, at least 2.5 years after certification (part 2), achieving a 57.7% response rate.

Part 1

Full report: CCT class of 2010 – where are they now? (PDF, 20 pages, 139.57KB)

Summary of key findings: CCT class of 2010 - key findings (PDF, 2 pages, 43.19KB)

Part 2

Summary report: CCT class of 2010 part 2 (PDF, 3 pages, 626KB)