Training Services team

We support all doctors with a role in paediatric training in the UK, including trainees, trainers and regional clinical and administrative support.

We lead the operational work for RCPCH ePortfolio, register trainees for training with the College, administer the RCPCHStart assessment and recommend trainees to the GMC (General Medical Council) to complete their training and enter the specialist register.

We also support doctors applying for specialist registration through the CESR (Certification of Eligibility of Specialist Registration) route.

To support all this work, we administer various committees that drive the work of the College related to training. These include:

  • Heads of School Committee
  • College Specialty Advisory Committees (CSACs) for the 17 sub-specialties and General Paediatrics Regional Leads Committee
  • Trainee's Committee
  • Academic Committee
  • Less than full time training (LTFT) committee.

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Recent content


Paediatric neurology - training guide 2019

In 2018 the GMC (General Medical Council) approved a new syllabus for paediatric training, RCPCH Progress. This guide has been developed to help trainees achieve and evidence the specialty learning objectives (SLO) and key capabilities (KC) set out in the level 3 paediatric neurology syllabus.

Trainee Charter

This Charter outlines what trainees expect from every training unit in the UK, across key domains. We hope that training units will strive to achieve these aims and that the Charter will be a hallmark of high quality local training. References from the GMC and Gold Guide have been given.
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RCPCH START assessors - duties and responsibilities

This page covers the eligibility criteria, process of appointment, length of service and confidentiality for assessors on START (Specialty Training Assessment of Readiness for Tenure), which all UK trainees must do in level 3 of their training.