RCPCH Progress curriculum

With a focus on learning outcomes - not tickboxes - our curriculum sets the standard for the skills, knowledge and behaviours that paediatricians need as they progress through training.
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RCPCH Progress curriculum has 11 domains, with learning outcomes for each training level. Syllabi provide further requirements and help you demonstrate achievement of the learning outcomes.
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We explain how Progress works - and how to use it as you throughout your training. Videos introduce you to the curriculum, and demonstrate a supervisor-trainee scenario.
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For those in level 3 training, you will need the syllabus for your sub-specialty (also called 'Grid' training) or general paediatrics. We manage 17 paediatric sub-specialties.

Changes in level 3 training for general paediatrics and some sub-specialties

The level 3 training syllabi in general paediatrics and some sub-specialties were updated as of August 2021, agreed with the General Medical Council (GMC). We outlined the changes, with explanatory videos by your fellow trainees.

Progress+ builds on Progress as the College's updated training programme and curriculum. It represents our response to the GMC's Shape of training, and will start from next summer..

As we prepare for launch, we know trainees and supervisors will have many questions. We have a growing range of resources to support you through this transition.

News and articles about training


Dr Andrew McArdle wins the Lorber Award 2022

During the COVID-19 pandemic, rapid evidence in its treatment of children and young people was crucial, and Dr McArdle's research in this area became of international importance.

The national PAFTA winners 2022

Chair of the Trainees’ Committee, Dr Laura Kelly is delighted to announce the winners of this year’s national PAFTAs, celebrating paediatric training achievements across the UK.

Why do I enjoy going to work in paediatrics? It's so rewarding

Dr Felicity Beal is in her fifth year of paediatric training, and tells us about the opportunities she's had, from looking after premature babies to working in general paediatrics, to learning about fascinating sub-specialities, such as caring for children who've had a kidney, liver or small bowel t...