The Annual Review of Competency Progression [ARCP] is a review of evidence of achievement over the course of a year of training. The ARCP Panel will review and validate the educational supervisor's recommended outcome against the foundation doctor's portfolio of evidence. Although the ARCP is not in itself an assessment, it is a summative judgement of a foundation doctor's performance and development throughout the year. The ARCP Panel will make recommendations to the postgraduate dean, meaning the ARCP process decides whether an individual doctor can progress to the next stage of training.
Progression is dependent on evidence that the foundation doctor has met or exceeded the minimum expected level of performance in each of the foundation professional capabilities (foundation programme training outcomes). For information on targets and assessment please refer to the curriculum.
Even if you are on maternity leave/statutory leave or out of programme an ARCP will be held for you [please review the foundation guide] and you will be asked to provide a form R to the ftpd, as well as a return date where possible. Please also see the ARCP page on the UKFPO website
ARCP Documents within e-portfolio:
Your ARCP is held usually May/June in the academic year within a nationally set dates window.