ARCP stands for Annual Review of Competence Progression. It is a review of how well a trainee is progressing in relation to the trainees learning agreement for their training programme.
The ARCP is a review of a trainee’s evidence, including assessments, their appraisal and includes and element of planning for future training needs. The ARCP itself is not an assessment but a review of assessments and progression.
At core trainee level the ARCP’s or interim ARCP’s may be at the end of each placement and at the end of the programme the ARCP confirms successful completion of core training.
What happens at the ARCP?
The ARCP panel reviews a trainee’s progress based on the evidence submitted and provides the trainee with an outcome.
The trainee is required to provide the ARCP panel with:
- Structured reports from their educational supervisor
- College assessment forms
- Clinical logbook
You may be required to provide this all or some of this evidence electronically. You should check with your deanery the process for ARCP in your region for full details.
The outcome of the ARCP will determine the rate at which trainee’s progress through the training programme. If trainees consistently under perform or fail to supply sufficient evidence to ARCP they may be asked to leave the programme and will not be signed off has having completed Core Training.