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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. ATSM modules are fully listed below.


For general information about ATSMs, please read the introduction to ATSMs, which includes:

For ATSM course requirements, please read the RCOG’s guidance on ATSM courses

For answers to frequently asked questions about ATSMs, please read the ATSM FAQs

For ATSMs and subspecialty training, please read the ATSM and subspecialty training FAQs

View a list of RCOG conferences and courses suitable for the theoretical elements of the ATSM.


Revised Obstetric ATSMs – Launched 1 April 2018

We have re-written, updated & restructured 5 Obstetric ATSMs from 1 April 2018, to avoid duplication with the core curriculum and other ATSMs. Please ensure that you are using the correct version.

Read the introduction and FAQs on the revised 2018 Obstetric ATSMs.

Transition from current Obstetric ATSMs to 1 April 2018 versions

  • If you start any of the obstetric ATSMs in 1 April 2018, you must use the 2018 version of the obstetric ATSMs
  • If you started any of the obstetric ATSMs before 1 April 2018 you can switch to the new curriculum if you wish, but this is not mandatory. However, if you envisage that you will not complete the obstetric ATSM you are registered for by 30 September 2018, you have to switch to the new curriculum.
  • If you started the pre-April 2018 version and you have switched to the post-April 2018 version you will have to indicate this on the notification of completion form.


ATSM modules

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.

The assessment forms are the same for both versions of the curriculum.


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).


Contact us

If you have any questions about ATSMs that aren't answered on the website, please email the Trainees’ Coordinator or call +44 20 7772 6348


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