The FP Curriculum 2012 came into effect from July 2012. Minor revisions have been made for August 2015. A full review is scheduled for 2016.
FP Curriculum 2012
The information below provides an overview of the 2012 Curriculum assessments and the structure of foundation training as per the Reference Guide 2012 (including the new ARCP sign-off process). The tools used to evidence assessment and other achievements are recorded in the e-portfolio.
FP Curriculum 2012 updated for 2014
The FP Curriculum 2012 has been updated for implementation from August 2014.
For an overview of these changes please download the document below.
Proposed minor modifications to the FP Curriculum 2012 (for implementation August 2014).
Please note that a full review of the Curriculum is not scheduled until 2016, but foundation schools will have the opportunity to make minor recommendations for changes to the Curriculum for 2015.
FP Curriculum 2012 Resource
This additional resource aims to assist foundation doctors, clinical supervisors, educational supervisors and other key members involved in delivering foundation training, in improving their knowledge and understanding of the generic and clinical topics as set out in the Foundation Programme Curriculum 2012; it is important to note however that this resource does not provide additional information underpinning every element of becoming a successful doctor.
FP Curriculum 2012 Resource(updated for August 2014)
Training descriptor and Curriculum matrix
This document builds on last year's training descriptions and has been designed to provide an indication as to what extent the Foundation Programme Curriculum 2012 syllabus areas may be met during a specific placement.
Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RCOG): Foundation Training in Women's Healthcare - a guide for trainers and trainees
The RCOG has produced a Foundation training guide which aims to provide a framework for developing personal learning goals and sets out key knowledge areas, matched competences and suggested educational resources, as mapped to the UK Foundation Curriculum 2012. Click here to donwload the guide.
Full details of the guides purpose and supporting information is available via the RCOG website.
As per the Reference Guide 2012, foundation training and progress should be monitored by participation in the following meetings.
SLES and Assessments
To access a form, please click on the relevant heading.
Recommended Number of SLEs
|Supervised learning event||Recommended minimum number*|
Direct observation of doctor/patient interaction:
3 or more per placement*
(minimum of nine observations;
at least six must be mini-CEX)
Case-based discussion (CBD)
2 or more per placement*
1or more per year
*based on a clinical placement of four month duration
Frequency of assessments
|Core procedures||Throughout F1|
|Once in first placement in both F1 and F2, optional repetition|
|Clinical supervisor end of placement report||Once per placement|
|Educational supervisor end of placement report||Once per placement|
|Educational supervisor's end of year report||Once per year|
Guidance on SLEs
Foundation Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP)
Click here for the Foundation ARCP page.