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.

We plan to introduce a new two-level, run through specialty training programme from summer 2023, ensuring it is flexible, fulfilling and fit-for-purpose.

Our FAQs and other resources outline what to expect from future updates to the curriculum, RCPCH Progress+.

COVID-19 update

The pandemic has caused disruption to medical education, training and assessment in the UK. We're committed to supporting paediatric trainees and those who deliver paediatric training in the UK. 

We now have a broad range of online events and our free eLearning. We are now safely delivering our theory and clinical exams, and we have guidance on trainee progression. We've also produced principles to minimise disruption where trainees are redeployed to adult services.

We also have a guidance on paediatric services, staffing/rotas and collecting data on cases, as well as summaries of the current evidence - you can find it all on our COVID-19 hub.

News about education and careers


We've shared your stories as paediatricians about why you chose paediatrics, and what keeps you there – as well as highlighted all the work the College is doing to keep supporting you throughout your training and career.