ST1 Training Matrix

Listed below you will find the RCOG training requirements for progression into the next year of training.  Although numbers are given for a number of the requirements, it is really good if you get more than the minimum number listed.  It is also a good idea to complete these assessments over the course of the year and not all in April…

The full training matrix can be found here.

Curriculum progression (as evidenced in the log book on the ePortfolio)Progress with signing off basic competencies (the white boxes in the log book)
Clinical skills1st on call
ExaminationNone
Formative OSATs (SLE) showing evidence of training since last ARCPFetal blood sampling
Manual removal of placenta
Uncomplicated caesarean section
Non-rotational assisted vaginal delivery (ventouse)
Non-rotational assisted vaginal delivery (forceps)
Surgical management of miscarriage
At least 3 summative OSATs confirming competence by more than one assessor (can be achieved prior to the specified year)Perineal repair
Opening and closing the abdomen (at LSCS)
Evidence of at least one consultant observed summative OSAT for each item confirming continuing competency since last ARCPNone
Mini-CEX8 (mix of obs and gynae cases)
CbDs8 (mix of obs and gynae cases)
Reflective practice8 (mix of obs and gynae cases)
Simulation training1 formative OSAT - basic laparoscopy skills
Regional teachingAttendance at regional teaching programme as per regional guidelines
Obligatory coursesBasic Practical Skills in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
CTG training (usually eLearning package) and other local mandatory training
Obstetric simulation course (e.g. PROMPT/ALSO/other)
Team Observation (TO1) formsTO1s at least twice per year as per RCOG recommendations
Summary should not raise significant concerns to the ARCP panel
Clinical governance (patient safety, audit, risk management and quality improvement)1 completed and presented project
Evidence of attendance at local risk management meetings
Teaching experienceDocumented evidence of teaching (e.g. to medical students/foundation trainees/GPSTs)
Leadership and management experienceNone
Presentations and publications (etc)Departmental presentation
Trainee Evaluation Form (TEF)TEF completed on ePortfolio