ARCP Process

This page is to ensure that Foundation trainees are aware of the specific requirements and resources available for their Annual Review of Competency Progression (ARCP). Information and guidance on the ARCP process can be found on our Accreditation and Revalidation pages and should be used in conjunction with this page.

Specific Foundation evidence and documents required for ARCP are in addition to the documents stated on the Accreditation and Revalidation pages.

ARCP F1 Information

An Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP) is a process that provides a formal and structured review of evidence to monitor a doctor’s progress throughout each stage of medical training.

Guidance and requirements for your ARCP can be found on the UKFPO website

Employing Trust’s will provide a minimum of six weeks notice of the ARCP review date and the deadline by which trainees need to have completed all the requirements for successful Foundation Year 1 (F1) sign-off. This includes having thier eportfolio up to date, with all Clinical and Educational Supervisor reports submitted prior to your ARCP review. An ARCP panel of at least three members will review the eportfolio and other evidence on the ARCP review date and issue the trainee with an ARCP outcome.

Wessex Foundation School ARCP requirements

This page is to ensure that Foundation trainees are aware of the specific requirements and resources available for their Annual Review of Competency Progression (ARCP). Information and guidance on the ARCP process can be found on our Accreditation and Revalidation pages and should be used in conjunction with this page.

Specific Foundation evidence and documents required for ARCP are in addition to the documents stated on the Accreditation and Revalidation pages

Meet your Educational Supervisor to sign off your curriculum outcomes and complete the end of year report

F1 doctors need to meet with their Educational Supervisor to electronically sign off all of the F1 curriculum outcomes. The Educational Supervisor will also need to complete the Educational Supervisor End of Year report before the date of the ARCP review, which replaces the Educational Supervisor End of Placement Report for the last post.

It is the F1 doctor’s responsibility to contact their Educational Supervisor (ES) and remind them that they are required to sign off the F1’s outcomes and complete the ES report on their eportfolio. It is very important that the submitted report is available for the ARCP panel members to refer to as part of the review of eportfolio evidence.

ARCP F2 Information

An Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP) is a process that provides a formal and structured review of evidence to monitor a doctor’s progress throughout each stage of medical training.

Guidance and requirements for your ARCP can be found on the UKFPO website 

Employing Trust’s will provide a minimum of six weeks notice of the ARCP review date and the deadline by which trainees need to have completed all the requirements for successful Foundation Year 2 (F2) sign-off. This includes having thier eportfolio up to date, with all Clinical and Educational Supervisor reports submitted prior to your ARCP review. An ARCP panel of at least three members will review the eportfolio and other evidence on the ARCP review date and issue the trainee with an ARCP outcome.

Wessex Foundation School ARCP requirements

This page is to ensure that Foundation trainees are aware of the specific requirements and resources available for their Annual Review of Competency Progression (ARCP). Information and guidance on the ARCP process can be found on our Accreditation and Revalidation pages and should be used in conjunction with this page.

Specific Foundation evidence and documents required for ARCP are in addition to the documents stated on the Accreditation and Revalidation pages.

Enhanced Form R

All F2 doctors are required by the GMC to complete an Enhanced Form R as part of the Re-validation process. The Form R must be completed on the eportfolio before the date of their ARCP review. It is important that the submitted Form R is available for the ARCP panel members to refer to as part of the review of eportfolio evidence.

Meeting the Educational Supervisor to sign off curriculum outcomes and complete the end of year report

F2 doctors need to meet with their Educational Supervisor to electronically sign off all of the F2 curriculum outcomes. The Educational Supervisor will also need to complete the Educational Supervisor End of Year report before the date of the ARCP review, which replaces the Educational Supervisor End of Placement Report for the last post.

It is the F2 doctor’s responsibility to contact their Educational Supervisor (ES) and remind them that they are required to sign off our outcomes and complete the ES report on the eportfolio. It is very important that the submitted report is available for the ARCP panel members to refer to as part of the review of eportfolio evidence. 

Foundation Programme Completion Certificate (FPCC)

F2 doctors who have met the requirements for satisfactory completion of the F2 training year will receive an ARCP Outcome 6. 

Further details on F2 sign off and your FPCC Certificate