Competence Evidence

Evidence of Foundation Competence

All applicants to CT1/ST1 posts are required to provide evidence of achievement of Foundation Competence within the 3 years prior to the intended commencement date for the advertised post(s).

The acceptable methods for demonstrating Foundation Competences are:

1. Currently on a Foundation Programme

Applicants currently undertaking a recognised foundation programme in the UK [1]   which is due to finish in August 2019, will need to confirm the name of their Foundation School but do not need to submit any other evidence at the point of application. Any offer of a training programme will be conditional upon successful completion of the Foundation Programme and being awarded a Foundation Programme Certificate of Completion (FPCC) before August 2019.

2. Already completed a Foundation Programme

Applicants who have already completed a UK Foundation Programme within the 3½ years prior to the commencement date of the post to which you are applying, we will ask you to confirm that you have been awarded an FPCC (or FACD 5.2 for those who completed Foundation prior to August 2017).  You must attach a scanned copy of your FPCC to your application.  You will be expected to provide the original certificate at a later date

3. Currently on a Specialty Training Programme

Applicants currently in active clinical or clinical and academic practice in a UK educationally approved training post (CT/ST/LAT or equivalent), holding either a National Training Number (NTN) or Deanery Reference Number (DRN) will be considered as having had their foundation competences assessed on entry to their current post and do not need to demonstrate these again, regardless of when foundation competences were signed off. Applicants in this category, who relinquish their NTN or DRN between the time of application and commencement will be required to submit an Alternative Certificate of Foundation Competence for the period out of training.

Applicants who do not fall into any of the above categories will be required to submit an Alternative Certificate of Foundation Competence signed by a consultant who has supervised them for at least 3 months (whole time equivalent and continuous period) since 1st January 2015. Applicants may submit multiple Alternative Certificates, from different posts to show evidence of achievement of all competences. All submitted certificates must relate to posts undertaken for at least 3 months (whole time equivalent and a continuous period) since January 2015. Scanned copies of the certificates MUST be attached to the Oriel application form. Original document(s) will be requested at a later date.

When submitting an Alternative Certificate, all competences must be signed as achieved at the time of application.

Alternative Certificates will be accepted where the assessed post has been wholly undertaken in the 3½ years prior to the commencement of the training post to which the applicant is applying; even if the form is not the one dated 2018. Applicants to General Practice are given an extended deadline. Full guidance is available from the General Practice National Recruitment Office.

The Alternative Certificate should not be used by trainees to circumnavigate the 2 year Foundation Programme early.

Alternative certificates should be uploaded to Oriel and attached to the application form, prior to submission.

The only exception to this is if you are a refugee. Refugees are advised to contact the recruiting organisation for further guidance but should submit an Alternative Certificate, if possible.

In addition, applicants are required to have had 12 months experience after achieving full GMC registration, or equivalent by the start date for the post they are applying for.


[1]: UK Affiliated Foundation Programmes include those in Malta.  The Maltese Foundation School awards FACD 5.2 to the same standards as other UK Foundation Schools and as such is considered equivalent.

 

I’m applying for CT/ST2 level jobs, what evidence do I need to provide?

In order for an applicant to submit an eligible application for a specialty, you must demonstrate you have achieved the required competency to the level you are applying.

Only the following documents will be accepted:

  • ARCP documents
  • Alternative Certificate of Core Competence

 

I’m applying for CT/ST3+ level jobs, what evidence do I need to provide?

In order for your application to be eligible, you must demonstrate you have achieved the required competency to the level you are applying.

Only the following documents will be accepted:

  • ARCP documents
  • Alternative Certificate of Core Competence

 

 

 

 
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