Assessment Tools

The RCPCH offers guidance for all paediatric trainees in approved training posts on workplace-based assessments/SLEs and AoP, including DOPS, ePaedMiniCeX, ePaedMSF, ePaedCbD and DOC.

Assessments must be completed online using ASSET

Trainees can view their completed online assessments via the ePortfolio and results will be uploaded each week to their ePortfolio account. Trainers will be able to see the progress of their trainees from within the ePortfolio.

Workplace-based Assessments/SLEs (Supervised Learning Events)

Detailed guidance and information on each workplace-based assessment/SLE:

Information for SpR Calman trainees is available on the assessment for SpRs page.

To see what assessments are required at each stage of training please view the Paediatric Training and Assessment Pathway document:

Paediatric Training Table of Assessments - Sept 2013 (PDF, 36KB, 1 Page) 

We recommend that trainees do at least one or two SLEs per month, across all training levels. The pilot SLEs such as HAT/LEADER/ACAT are included in the minimum number of 12.

Less Than Full-Time Trainees (LTFT) should complete their assessments pro-rata and ensure that they are spaced evenly between their different posts.

For information on assessments within subspecialties at Level 3, please visit the subspecialty training page

Falsification of workplace-based assessments/SLEs

Please read this College guidance document on how we deal with potential falsification of workplace-based assessments: Falsification Protocol (PDF, 94KB, 5 pages)

RCPCH Online Assessment Systems

Due to the iterative and collaborative way in which the College's online systems have developed over time to support trainees and career grade doctors, members currently have access to four online support systems. Members often ask why they are not amalgamated and how they interlink. Click here for a summary of the links and future developments.


If you have any queries regarding workplace-based assessments/SLEs and AoP, please email