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Training guidelines

Guidelines and guidance on aspects of training

Less than full-time training (LTFT)

The less than full-time training guidelines provide everything you need to know about less than full-time (LTFT) training:

  • General advice
  • Links to useful resources
  • Answers to frequently asked questions.


Out of programme (OOP)

The out of programme (OOP) guidance provides information about taking time out of programme for:

  • Clinical training (OOPT)
  • Clinical experience (OOPE)
  • Research (OOPR)
  • Career breaks (OOPC)

This section also provides advice on how to apply for time out of programme.


Returning to training

Find resources and guidance in the Return to Work Toolkit.


Hospital at Night

The Hospital at Night page contains the RCOG’s guidance for O&G trainees about Hospital at Night (multidisciplinary out of hours hospital cover).


Elsewhere on the site

Revalidation for trainees
Information for trainees about how to prepare for revalidation, including FAQs
Advice and support for trainees
Guidance on workplace issues such as undermining, mentoring and working during pregnancy