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Trainee Evaluation Form (TEF)

The trainee evaluation form (TEF) enables trainees to give direct feedback on their training, and lets the College monitor and improve the quality of training.

The TEF has been revised as it was being completed and used inconsistently across the UK. The TEF is now a mandatory requirement in the training matrix of educational progression. All trainees are expected to complete the TEF on the ePortfolio.


When to complete the TEF

The dates for the next nationally implemented annual TEF are:

  • Open: Monday 8 January 2018
  • Deadline: Sunday 4 February 2018

We will email trainees to remind them to complete the TEF.

Heads of School in some LETBs may ask their trainees to complete interim TEFs between the national TEFs for local quality management purposes.


Training data analysis 2017

See our detailed analysis of training evaluation data, including a summary of conclusions and recommendations from all reports


Data privacy

The RCOG takes protection of personal information very seriously. Only the RCOG ePortfolio Coordinator will be able to see individually completed TEFs. These will be downloaded without personally identifiable data and formatted into a series of summary reports to be shared with Heads of School, Postgraudate Deans and trainee reps. Comments from the TEF will be sent separately in one spreadsheet to each Head of School and trainee rep.

For more information, please read the TEF confidentiality statement and data privacy policy.


Read frequently asked questions about the TEF.


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