Membership benefit of the month - Compass

Compass is our online learning management system - free for all RCPCH members. It gives you instant access to our extensive library of online learning, created by paediatricians for paediatricians. It's designed to give you the flexibility to engage in continued professional development at your own convenience.
RCPCH Compass | Online learning for child health

We've been asking those of you who use Compass about their experience. Users rate the quality of its online learning at 4.4 out of 5. Ninety-four percent told us the online learning modules had improved their clinical, professional or educational practice, and 93% would recommend the online learning modules to a friend.

Very fun and interactive; very useful seeing the videos because it made it fun and amazing to watch. All makes sense without using jargon so easy to understand.

Compass user

Compass dashboard with buttons to parts of the system
Compass dashboard

A library of online learning packages 

We have a wide range of eLearnings. Some of the most popular modules on Compass include: 

  • Recognising neuromuscular disorder: a practical approach
  • Cleft palate: examination in the newborn
  • Quality improvement: how to make services work better for you and your patients
  • Paediatric prescribing principles
  • Emotional abuse and emotional neglect
  • Vaccines in practice
  • Exploitation of children and young people
  • Bacterial meningitis and meningcoccal septicaemica

Excellent learning package for cleft palate identification for novices. The clinical pictures are invaluable for a trainee carrying out baby checks

Compass user


We also offer these short (30-60 minutes), accessible educational updates on key child health issues - from clinical conditions to policy and service design. They're free to join from your home or workplace, or to watch afterwards.

Compass lists upcoming webinars by month, and it's easy to register to join. You can also access previous webinar recordings in our archive.

Upcoming webinars in that can be accessed via Compass

This is the first webinar I have signed in to and I thought it was excellent.  It was a great overview and update on the management of Kawasaki Disease. Thank you.

Compass user

Access or activate your account

To access Compass, just log in to your RCPCH account, using your membership number. (It's the same way you log in to the RCPCH website, ePortfolio, CPD Diary and PCO UK.) Go to Quick links at the top of the site, and select Compass.

Or, go directly to Compass. Select the pink button for members, and log in as usual.