Annual Review of Competency Progression (ARCP) and Interim Reviews

ARCP Structure

The ARCP is a formal review to decide whether you have attained the necessary curriculum competencies in your current training year, in order to progress to the next stage of training. A formal panel including a Training Programme Director is convened for this. The ARCPs will be done electronically using your ePortfolio as the primary source of information. You will be asked to have this up to date by a specific date, before the day your ARCP takes place. You will only be invited to a face to face review if the panel has sufficient concerns about your progress at this stage. The ARCP is a mechanism for recording the review of a trainee’s progress.

ARCP requirements

The mainstay of the ARCP process is the Educational Supervisors Structured Report (ESSR). Trainees should ensure that they have completed this with their educational supervisor and had it reviewed by their College Tutor two weeks before the date of the ARCP. The Royal College of Anaesthetists has produced an ARCP checklist which trainees should follow and review with their educational supervisor.

The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine curriculum also contains a helpful ARCP decision aid.

To find out more about ARCPs in KSS, visit the ARCP webpage.

Interim Reviews

Trainees’ interim review is an interview to review all the evidence in a trainee’s e-portfolio to ascertain their progress. If a trainee does not have good evidence of competencies, including the minimum numbers of assessments, the School will investigate the situation with the trainee’s local training faculty and he/she may be asked to attend a face-to-face ARCP.