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Everything you need to know about the obstetrics and gynaecology (O&G) training curriculum

Basic practical skills course, RCOG Basic practical skills course, RCOG OSCE, RCOG

The RCOG curriculum is approved by the General Medical Council (GMC).


This section of the site also contains information about O&G training that undergraduates and foundation year doctors can choose to complete before applying for postgraduate specialty training:


Progression through the curriculum

Specialty trainees progress through the postgraduate curriculum as follows:

For more detail, please read the overview of the specialty training programme in O&G.


What’s on the website?

Each section of the site provides everything you need to know about that area of the curriculum, including:

  • Full details of the curriculum:
    • Knowledge criteria
    • Capabilities in Practice
    • Evidence and assessment requirements
  • Any assessment forms and tools
  • Information about registration for training, delivery of training and assessment
  • Answers to frequently asked questions
  • Contact details at the RCOG


Curriculum feedback and development

The curriculum has been developed by practising obstetricians and gynaecologists with tremendous input from specialist societies within O&G and related fields.

The Core Curriculum Committee continually reviews the content of the curriculum in response to gradual changes in practice, so we greatly appreciate constructive feedback. Please email us at with your comments and suggestions.


Elsewhere on the site

Assessment of training
Information about sign-off of competencies, workplace-based assessments, ARCPs and more
Resources and support for trainees
Training guidelines, advice, useful resources and sources of support for trainees