Paediatric training in the UK is currently 6-8 years after the first two foundation years.  This is divided into three levels:

  • Level 1: ST1-3 (you can omit ST3 if competencies are completed)
  • Level 2: ST4-5
  • Level 3: ST6-8 (you can omit ST8 if competencies are completed)

At Level 2 every trainee must complete six months in Neonates, General Paediatrics and Community Paediatrics.

At level 3, trainees have three training routes:

  • Trainees can complete a portfolio of jobs throughout the final three years, enabling them to gain a CCT in General Paediatrics.
  • Trainees can apply for Grid training.  This is nationally organised and enables trainees to use Level 3 years to train in a subspecialty.
  • Trainees can apply for Academic training.


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Potential Applicant

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