Junior membership

For UK doctors in specialty paediatric training before completing the MRCPCH examinations.

Most trainee paediatricians in the UK are required to apply for Junior membership and register for training for access to RCPCH ePortfolio.

You will be required to pay both membership and training costs.

If you join on any date after 1 January, you will pay a pro rata amount.



Membership subscription Cost per year

Monthly installment
(Direct Debit payers)

With Archives of Disease in Childhood


 £203  £16.92

Without Archives of Disease in Childhood


 £103  £8.58


Training Fee Cost per year

Monthly installment
(Direct Debit payers)


Full time training


 £217  £18.08


Less than full time training           


 £130  £10.83

Training fees and membership fees will be collected together when a monthly Direct Debit is set up.

For more infromation regarding training fees please contact the Training Services Team on 020 7092 6154.



  • Quarterly newsletter
  • College publications, including free access to online Child Protection Companion and the Paediatrician’s Handbook
  • Listing on online members' directory
  • Option to receive regular email news bulletins
  • Use of the members’ room in RCPCH London office
  • Trainee representation – having a voice at the College through the Trainees' Committee
  • Reduced fees for RCPCH Conference and other courses and events
  • Optional subscription to the College journal, Archives of Disease in Childhood, at a special reduced rate of £100 (usually £409)
  • RCPCH account with personalised dashboard
  • The innovative Paediatric Care Online resource
  • Access to Research Funding Database


Registration for training gives you access to the online assessment tool (RCPCH ePortfolio), and contributes to the START assessment taken towards the end of your training. You can register for training at the same time as applying for junior membership.

If you a paediatric trainee in a GMC-approved run-through training post, and preparing for the MRCPCH examinations, you are required to apply for junior membership and register for training. 

If you are a paediatric trainee in an FTSTA (fixed term specialty training appointment) or a LAT (locum appointed for training) post, you are encouraged to apply for membership and register for training. RCPCH ePortfolio is useful to record your progression, especially if you are considering applying to specialty training in the future.

Application timeline

Junior members are admitted on a monthly basis. Applications received by the 14th of each month will be considered for commencement of Junior membership from the 1st of the following month.

Please ensure you read the Membership bye-laws and regulations before applying.


Download the RCPCH Junior Membership leaflet (PDF, 298KB)