Supporting training

Our clinicians and staff ensure the quality and rigorousness of every exam and assessment for trainee paediatricians. We facilitate groups to generate questions and scenarios and use the Standard Setting Angoff process to review questions one final time after the exam. Here's how we support those who support trainees.

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

Supporting the COVID-19 response

We recognise that redeployment of trainee paediatricians to adult services may be necessary through the pandemic's surges - we've produced principles to minimise disruption to paediatric training.

We also have a range of other guidance to support trainees and educational supervisors in this period.

Our exam questions go through various quality controls from when they are ‘pulled’ for use in upcoming exams right up to the end when they are graded after an exam.
We oversee an active programme of research related to paediatric education and training - covering our theory and clinical exams, assessments, recruitment, revalidation and curriculum.
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With a focus on learning outcomes, RCPCH Progress ssets the standard for the skills, knowledge and behaviours that paediatricians need as they progress through training.
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We're seeking nominations for two senior Officer posts related to professional development and open to RCPCH Fellows: VP for Education and Professional Development and VP for Training and Assessment. 

Do you have the vision, expertise and energy to develop and enhance our strategy in these areas? We invite you to read our role descriptions, have an informal conversation with the College or the current postholders and apply by 3 February!