Education and careers

We are a specialty that is rewarding, varied and where you can make a huge impact. As your College we're by your side from pre-med to retirement and wherever you career as a paediatrician takes you. Learn more about how we can help your development.

Progress+ is our new two-level, run through specialty training programme. All new trainees and most current trainees will follow the Progress+ curriculum, which aims to be both flexible and fulfilling.

Go to our Progress+ hub for the full curriculum and syllabi, FAQs and resources for trainees, educational supervisors and clinical leads. You'll also find case studies on the 11 new training principles and the 11 curriculum domains.

News about education and careers


Your journey into paediatrics begins here - preparing for the ST1 interview

Applications for next year's Specialty Training 1 (ST1) posts in paediatrics open in late October, with interviews in early 2024. It's not too soon to start your prep, and our Officer for Recruitment and Trainee Representative for Recruitment have teamed up to give you essential updates and tips.

Research awards - now open for applications

Each year the College hosts research awards recognising contributions towards paediatric research. This year we are taking applications for the Simon Newell Award, in partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital, and the RCPCH-NIHR PIER Prize.