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.

If you have any questions, please contact us on these emails:

Recent content

Basic page

RCPCHStart assessors - duties and responsibilities

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

CESR Applicant Training Day

06 March 2019


Structured training sessions from the RCPCH and GMC Specialist Applications team show doctors how to enter the Specialist Register through CESR (Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration), avoid common pitfalls and prepare an effective application without the extra time and cost of revi...
Volunteering opportunity

RCPCHStart - become an assessor

Closing date
RCPCHStart is a half day assessment for trainee paediatricians getting ready to apply for their first consultant post. We are now recruiting consultant paediatricians to act as assessors. Find out more about the requirements and training and how you can apply.

RCPCHStart - guidance for trainees

RCPCHStart means Specialty Trainee Assessment of Readiness for Tenure. It guides trainees as they prepare for completion of training and practice as a new consultant paediatrician. Find out how to check your eligibility, apply and pay, and how it fits in with your educational supervision.

RCPCH ePortfolio (Kaizen) guidance for trainees

Paediatric trainees and your educational supervisors can use ePortfolio to record learning in all its forms and settings, and to monitor progress through the curriculum. It is is mandatory for all run-through and non run-through paediatricians in UK training posts. Find out how to use it with our...