RCPCH Progress+

Our new two-level, run through specialty training programme is live as of August 2023. Progress+ enables your training to be more flexible and fulfilling. Find the full curriculum and syllabi (for both Progress+ 2023 and Progress 2018), FAQs and resources here.

Answering your questions

We've filled this page with guidance about the changes, but we know there are many individual circumstances, and invite you to get in touch with us.

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Download the Progress+ curriculum, which outlines the Learning Outcomes and Key Capabilities, and the two syllabi for core and specialty training levels. (Also available are the Progress curriculum and level 3 generic syllabus for trainees CCT'ing by Sep 2024.)
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As a current or prospective trainee, or an educational supervisor, we understand you'll have questions about Progress+ is affecting you and your colleagues. Our updated FAQs are from conversations around the UK.
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This is a resource guide with ideas drawn from examples of current practice across the UK. Some may be straightforward to implement locally and some may be more aspirational, but all are designed to be useful prompts for those responsible for designing training.

News and blogs about Progress+ and paediatric training


Sub-specialty training applications open – here’s what you need to know

Paediatricians starting their specialty training (from ST5) in 2024-25 may apply for one of 16 sub-specialties from Wednesday 25 October. We have detailed guidance to support trainees through the recruitment process. And this year there’s an update for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nut...

Paediatric training in “Norn Iron”

Dr Christine Sloan is an ST4 in Northern Ireland, where training experiences include "endless opportunities... to fulfill our aspirations".
President's blog

Moments to celebrate and share - President's blog

Camilla talks of the enthusiasm and kindness shared at our Membership ceremony and gives an update from her recent visit to Nepal. She celebrates news about our #ChoosePaediatrics campaign and positive steps in recruitment as well as Equality, Diversity and Inclusion work.

Your journey into paediatrics begins here - preparing for the ST1 interview

Applications for next year's Specialty Training 1 (ST1) posts in paediatrics open in late October, with interviews in early 2024. It's not too soon to start your prep, and our Officer for Recruitment and Trainee Representative for Recruitment have teamed up to give you essential updates and tips.