The RCPCH offers guidance for all paediatric trainees in approved training posts on workplace-based assessments.

On this page:

Assessment guide for trainees and trainers (2015)

Our guide, An Informative Guide to Formative and Summative Assessment for Paediatric Trainees and Trainees (2nd edition, August 2015), is available to read on-screen or download.


Assessment guide for trainers and trainees (2015) (PDF, 800KB) 

Workplace-based assessments / SLEs

We recommend that trainees do at least one or two supervised learning events (SLEs) per month, across all training levels.

For further information on assessment requirements, please see the updated Table of Assessments document Table of Assessments (PDF, 2 pages, 216KB) 

      Follow the links for detailed guidance and information on each SLE:

Advice for specific groups:

Falsification of workplace-based assessments/SLEs

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

Online assessment system


Trainees can request, complete and view their completed assessments on the online system, ePortfolio. 

Trainers can see the progress of their trainees within ePortfolio.

More about ePortfolio

Go to ePortfolio


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.

Read our summary of links and future developments (MS Word, 14KB)

WThe RCPCH has now completed the project to integrate ASSET with a new ePortfolio system, so that trainees and supervisors have one place to access all progression data - find out more


For any queries about RCPCH assessment tools and services, please email the Assessment Team on