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Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP)


Clinical Radiology training in the North Western Deanery is based on the Royal College of Radiologists Curriculum. Training is competency based and assessed by a system of workplace based assessments. During the first three years trainees obtain the knowledge and skills to achieve core competency. This reflects a level of performance required by any radiologist performing acute imaging. In the subsequent two or three years a greater degree of expertise training to level 1 and level 2 is obtained. The workplace based assessments are backed up by examinations for Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists. Fellowship is usually completed at the start of the fourth year of training.


In addition, trainees have an annual review of competence progression (ARCP). To ensure satisfactory progression trainees must satisfy the requirements laid out in the tables which should be read in conjunction with the guidance notes accessed by clicking on the buttons above for the relevant years of training. ARCP usually takes place in June or July.


The standards for progression in the accompanying table have been drawn up using, “A Reference Guide for Postgraduate Specialty Training in the UK”, known as the Gold Guide and the Royal College of Radiologists Curriculum for Clinical Radiology published in November 2015 and the sub-specialty training curriculum for interventional radiology published in November 2015, amended and supplemented with local requirements drawn up by the school executive.




2017/2018 ARCP documents ARCP document upload for Mac - YouTube link ARCP document upload for PC - YouTube link