RCPCH Progress+ (from summer 2023)

The General Medical Council approved our plans for a two-level, run through specialty training programme, in response to the Shape of training review. Live from this summer, Progress+ builds on the current curriculum, and will be flexible and fulfilling. Our FAQs, resources and updates outline what to expect.

Answering your questions

We've filled this page with guidance about the changes, but we know there are many individual circumstances.

Our Progress+ and me flyer explains how current trainees at each level will move through the training programme, with detail on sub-specialty applications.

Information icon - for help
As a current or prospective trainee, or an educational supervisor, we understand you'll have questions about how these changes will affect you and your colleagues. Our FAQs are from conversations around the UK.
You can download the Progress+ curriculum document, which includes the Learning Outcomes and Key Capabilities all trainees will need, as well as the two syllabi for core and specialty training. For use from summer 2023.
Published in October 2020 as we started to develop Progress+, this guide introduces our 11 principles for postgraduate paediatric training - these are listed further down this page - and how to apply them within local programmes.