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Postgraduate Training Pathway

Specialty curriculum

The postgraduate training curriculum for paediatrics, as approved by the GMC is available here.

Training pathway

Training in paediatrics commences at ST1 level. The training pathway comprises of three levels.  All trainees must follow levels one and two of the general paediatric curriculum. At level three they may decide whether to continue in general paediatrics, or apply to complete their training in a chosen sub-specialty of paediatrics.

Length of training

Although this curriculum is competency based, training from ST1 will usually be completed within eight years of full time training.  


MBBS or equivalent medical qualification. 
Entry to ST3 requires MRCPCH Part 1A and B and entry to ST4 requires MRCPCH.

Person specification

The person specifications for paediatrics are available.

* This information is correct at the time of writing. Full and accurate details of training pathways are available from medical royal colleges, local education and training boards (LETBs) or the GMC. 

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