Education and careers

We are a specialty that is rewarding, varied and where you can make a huge impact. As your College we're by your side from pre-med to retirement and wherever you career as a paediatrician takes you. Learn more about how we can help your development.
Young girl getting examined with stethoscope by paediatrician

SPIN modules comprises additional training and experience in a clinical area. We've updated some of our SPIN modules, and have a new SPIN in child mental health.

Applications are open until Monday, 31 May for both level 3 paediatric trainees and post completion paediatricians.

COVID-19 update

The pandemic has caused disruption to medical education, training and assessment in the UK. We're committed to supporting paediatric trainees and those who deliver paediatric training in the UK. 

We now have a broad range of online events and our free eLearning. We are now safely delivering our theory and clinical exams, and we have guidance on trainee progression. We've also produced principles to minimise disruption where trainees are redeployed to adult services.

We also have a guidance on paediatric services, staffing/rotas and collecting data on cases, as well as summaries of the current evidence - you can find it all on our COVID-19 hub.

News about education and careers


We're sharing your stories as paediatricians about why you chose paediatrics, and what keeps you there – as well as highlighting all the work the College is doing to keep supporting you throughout your training and career.

Healthcare is changing and the paediatric training programme needs to adapt to prepare doctors for this. Our report, published in October 2020, sets out 11 training principles, and provides ideas of how things can be achieved differently.