The College aims to improve women's health care and the clinical practice of O&G both in the UK and across the world. Providing education, training, assessment and professional development is one of the main ways we work to achieve this aim.
This section of the website brings together everything you need to know about the College's specialty training and assessment programme.
The postgraduate training section of the site provides an introduction to the specialty training programme in O&G, including:
- An overview of the specialty training programme in O&G, including issues such as how the curriculum works and who's responsible for your training
- Information about the ePortfolio, which UK trainees use to record their progress
- How your progress through training will be monitored and assessed, including the training matrix, how competencies are signed off, the ARCP (Annual Review of Competence Progression), induction and appraisal, workplace-based assessments (WPBAs) and other assessment tools
- Information about certification of training, including the process for attaining CCT, CESR(CP) or CESR
- Guidelines on various aspects of training, including less than full-time (LTFT) training, taking time out of programme (OOP), acting up and locum consultant posts and revalidation for trainees
- Information about e-learning via StratOG, the College's online learning resource
- Advice and support for trainees on workplace issues such as undermining, mentoring, working during pregnancy and maternity leave and advice for trainees on termination of pregnancy
- Useful resources for trainees, including a glossary of terms used in the training programme, useful contacts at the RCOG and links to useful sources of additional help
The curriculum section of the site provides detailed information about the O&G curriculum, including what you need to know and achieve for each module, any assessment forms and tools and frequently asked questions.
The curriculum is divided into the following sections:
- Core curriculum
- Ultrasound modules
- ATSMs (Advanced Training Skills Modules)
- Subspecialty training
- Academic training
This section of the site also provides details of the:
- Undergraduate curriculum in O&G
- Foundation curriculum in O&G (the Women's Health Foundation Module)
- Core curriculum pre-August 2013, for those trainees who haven't transferred to the single version of the core curriculum
- Specialty training programme pre-2007, for those trainees who haven't transferred to the single version of the core curriculum
- How to apply for the exam, including when and where the exam is being held
- How to prepare for the exam, including exam format and sample questions
- Exam results (also available in the boxes in the top right-hand corner of this page)
Find out more
For more information about the College's educational activities, please read our education, training and professional development brochure (PDF).
Contact details for the relevant member of RCOG staff are given on each page of the site. Alternatively, please see: