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In the last 2 years of the training programme, trainees undertake Advanced Training Skills Modules (ATSMs) or subspecialty training to develop the high-level skills they will need for a consultant post in their specialist area of interest. The ATSM modules are listed below.

This section of the website brings together everything you need to know about ATSMs:

ATSM modules

The available ATSMs are listed below. Each link provides everything you need to know about that ATSM: curriculum, course syllabus, work intensity score, assessment forms and any other relevant information.

For information about how the competencies will be signed off, please read the explanation of sign-off of competency acquisition and the guidance on sign-off by ‘other methodologies’ (OM).

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Information about sign-off of competencies, workplace-based assessments, ARCPs and more
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