Stage 3 Training

Stage 3 Training

The latest information on the 2021 curriculum and assessments can be accessed on the RCoA Training Hub, together with information on Dual training in FICM and Anaesthesia.

Stage 3 Training Study Day

The Welsh School of Anaesthesia hold an annual Stage 3 & Special Interest Area (SIA) training day. The next Stage 3 training day will be Monday 17th June 2024 held at HEIW, Nantgarw. Trainees will be invited (via email) to attend this event if and when you are eligible to apply for your SIA modules. If you would like more information about this, please email your TPD

Generic Professional Domains

The non clinical domains that demonstrate the Generic Professional capabilities of all Doctors are part of the RCOA 2021 anaesthesia curriculum. The 7 Generic Professional Domains are found across stages 1, 2 and 3. To support trainees across all stages of training we have developed a series of short lectures which are the basics and building blocks for these modules. Trainees across all 3 stages should complete these online lectures and complete a reflection. This reflection should be uploaded to the Lifelong learning platform as evidence of completion of the lecture series and should be thoroughly discussed with the Educational supervisor. The ES will be asked to make specific comments on the trainees reflections as part of the ESSR. These lectures are the core principles and trainees will be expected to demonstrate progression in these modules by adding reflection on other activities as well as the relevant supervised learning events (SLEs) eg QI project, audit cycle, guideline development etc.

An Overview of the Generic Professional Domains by Dr Caroline Evans

Professional behaviours and communication

Management and Professional and Regulatory Requirements


Quality Improvement


Education and Training

Research and Managing Data

Team Working
No presentations have been created for this domain because you should easily be able to reflect and evidence how you work as part of a team in your day to day practice.

HEIW Generic Professional Curriculum Resources

HEIW has a range of very useful resources and free study days aimed at fulfilling the requirements of the generic professional curriculum. They can be accessed here. Study days and resources include:

  • Communication
  • Fair training
  • Leadership and team working
  • Medical law and ethics
  • Patient safety
  • Preparing to be a consultant
  • QIST
  • Research skills
  • Sustainable healthcare
  • Successfully negotiating life as a new consultant
  • Teaching skills course

Stage 2-3 Professionalism day - Sustaining a career in Anaesthesia/Intensive care medicine

A novel and interactive day, highlighting some of the areas that challenge anaesthetic trainees as they progress in training. Focus areas include decision making and building resilience, reflecting and dealing with imposter syndrome. This annual event is run in March each year and places are limited so book your place early.

Educational Development Time

In order to support trainees achieving the GPC domain capabilities, the RCoA have produced guidance on the provision of specific time in the working week i.e. Educational Development Time (EDT) for developing and assessing skills to support learning and assessment in professional practice. The RCoA has a suggested time required for each stage of training, recommending trainees in anaesthetic posts in Stages 1 and 2 of the curriculum on both Core Anaesthetic Training and ACCS pathways should be allocated up to 2 hours of EDT per week. Those in Stage 3 should be allocated up to 4 hours per week, reflecting the requirement for greater involvement in some of these areas in the later stages of the training programme.

The full WSA Educational Development Time Policy is linked below.
Educational Development Time