Annual Review of Competence Progression


The submission dates for all ARCP evidence for 2024 with updated ARCP Checklists are published below.

These checklists supercede any previous ARCP checklists and apply to all ARCPs from January 2024.

All ARCPs will be held in absence. In the event of an unsatisfactory outcome, a virtual meeting will be arranged within the next 10 day period with the Head of School and Training Programme Director. You will be notified of the date and time of any meeting via HEIW.

All LLP evidence, including the ESSR, must be present to view by the advertised submission date - please co-ordinate the date for ESSR completion with your ES as early as possible.
N.B. The Welsh School of Anaesthesia evidence submission deadline is one week before the ARCP review date (please work to this one week deadline, rather than the HEIW 2 week deadline).

Submission dates for 2024 ARCPs are:

Summer ARCPs
Anaesthesia CT1 - 1st July 2024
Anaesthesia CT2/ACCS CT3 - 25th June 2024
Anaesthesia CT3/ACCS CT4 - 20th June 2024

Anaesthesia ST4&5 - 3rd July 2024
Anaesthesia ST6&7 - 26th June 2024

FICM Trainees - 18th June 2024

Trainees who do not submit their evidence by the submission deadline are likely to receive an Outcome 5, followed by an Outcome 2.

In the event of an unsatisfactory ARCP outcome, trainee meetings with the HoS and TPD will be confirmed.

Video Guides

Several videos are available to help you prepare your LLP for ARCP. See these here.
There is also a video presentation, created by Dr Simon Ford, to help you prepare your LLP for ARCP. You can watch it via the link below:
LLP preparation for ARCP.


The Anaesthesia ARCP checklists for 2024 have been revised to reflect the different curricula and their requirements which trainees are working to achieve.
Updated 2024 checklists can be found below.

Please discuss with your ES and arrange an appointment for your ESSR completion in good time.

The format and outcomes for ARCP are based upon the latest guidance from the RCOA and the Statutory Education Bodies of the 4 nations.

You will receive information directly from HEIW on the required ARCP evidence submission date and the date to be available to meet the Head of School and TPD in the event of an unsatisfactory ARCP outcome. Instructions on completion of your Form R will also be sent by HEIW - this must also be uploaded to your LLP.

Anaesthesia trainees need to accept the ARCP outcome on receipt of the LLP email to ensure it is appropriately recorded with the RCoA.

There will be opportunities to meet with your TPDs for programme forward planning discussions during the year, at training focused events.


Educational Supervisors Structured Report:

CT1-ST7 trainees are required to complete their ESSR for their ARCP on the RCoA Lifelong learning platform. The trainee must initiate an ESSR before it may be viewed and completed by the Educational Supervisor and College Tutor. It is imperative that the Educational Supervisor and College Tutor are named on the trainee's LLP, otherwise the reports will not be visible to the ARCP review panel.

Trainees are required to generate one ESSR for EACH hospital they rotate through in their training year (6 month placements thus require 2 ESSRs for the year). You must complete an ESSR with the ES and CT before rotating to the next placement so there is a clear record of training immediately on completion of the placement. Please make sure that you change your ES and place of work at each rotation to be able to generate the ESSR.

Below are links to a number of useful documents: