Quality & Standards team

We set standards in paediatric education and training through the development and quality assurance of curricula, examinations and assessments.

We are an experienced team of professionals with a wealth of skills and backgrounds, who are passionate about driving quality improvements in paediatric education and training.

  • The core team develops and manages the postgraduate paediatric and SPIN (special interest) curricula, supports the College Tutors, works with Deaneries/LETBs to ensure quality in education and training, and ensures adherence to GMC standards.
  • The question board sub-team develops theory questions and exams for the MRCPCH (membership exam), and scenarios for RCPCHStart (assessment). We also organise the Examination, Assessment and Recruitment Boards.
  • The psychometric sub-team undertakes standard setting and analysis for the exams and assessments, as well as carrying out and publishing wide-ranging research supporting the work of the Education and Training division.

Email: qualityandstandards@rcpch.ac.uk

Recent content


How will Progress+ affect current trainees?

We're busy preparing for the rollout of our updated paediatric training curriulum, Progress+, which goes live from summer 2023. Trainees have been asking us how this affects them, so we produced a quick guide outlining the changes based on your current training level.