Training in Anaesthesia

In order to obtain a CCT in anaesthesia trainees must follow a competency based specialty training programme covering core, intermediate, higher and/or advanced levels of training in anaesthesia, intensive care medicine (ICM) and pain management. The duration of the whole training programme is normally seven years, and eight years for ACCS anaesthesia.

  • Core training (CT1 and CT2) for anaesthesia is two years, and for ACCS anaesthesia is three years
  • Intermediate level training (ST3 and ST4) is for two years
  • Higher and/or advanced level training (ST5, ST6 and ST7) is for three years

For more detailed information about the programme of training, curriculum and assessment blueprint follow this link to the Royal College of Anaesthetists

The associated specialty training web pages give you more detail as to how we implement this training programme locally, and what you may expect if you were to commence your specialty training in the East of England Postgraduate School of Anaesthesia.