Since August 2007 there has been a single training and assessment system in place for UK trained doctors wishing to obtain a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in General Practice. Satisfactory completion of the scheme is an essential requirement for entry to the General Medical Council’s GP Register and for membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners.

This process is a competence based integrated assessment programme that includes the three components collectively known as MRCGP which are:

Applied Knowledge Test (AKT) (assessment dates and how to book)

Simulated Consultation Assessment (SCA) (assessment dates and how to book)

Workplace-Based Assessment (WPBA) (information on all the WPBA tools used to collect evidence for the ePortfolio)

(We strongly advise that you click through to the College pages for each of these areas that contact the guidance and documentation you need).

Each of these is independent and will test different skills but together they will cover the curriculum for specialty training for General Practice.

Evidence for the workplace-based assessment will be collected in the ePortfolio of each GP trainee.

MRCGP Registration (RCGP site)
The Gold Guide (Department of Health publication which sets out the regulations for medical training) 2016 edition
RCGP Video consent form for COTs