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.

COVID-19 - developing capabilities during this period

During this unprecedented and extremely challenging period, we continue to be support trainees. 

We've produced guidance on how you can continue to gain valuable capabilities around the curriculum, and provide examples and practical tips.

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The 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.

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

The new training principles presented in our document, Paediatrician of the Future, will build on RCPCH Progress to become RCPCH Progress+. 

"The best doctor is someone who... change your feelings of health and can help you on the worst day possible" - Young person, RCPCH &Us voice bank

Our booklet brings together voices, ideas and experiences from children, young people and their families on Progress.

News and articles about training


HEE announces plans to support medical training recovery

On 14 May 2021, Health Education England (HEE) reported that it's working with the Department of Health and Social Care, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, the General Medical Council and NHS England and Improvement to support training recovery as an urgent priority. A new resource page is available...