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Have you passed your WPBA but failed one of AKT or CSA?

Return to complete your GP training with the Targeted Scheme

It has been agreed that the Targeted GP Training Scheme will be available in Scotland for posts commencing August 2020. 

What is the Targeted GP Training Scheme?

The Targeted GP Training Scheme has been designed to facilitate re-entry to GP training for GP trainees who passed their Work Place Based Assessment (WPBA) and one of the two required exams (either the Applied Knowledge Test (AKT) or Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA)) but left training between August 2010 and January 2018 without passing the second exam.
The 18-month scheme is being introduced as it is recognised that this group of trainees may not have had the opportunities available to trainees today in terms of extensions to training.

How to apply?

Applications to the Targeted GP Training Scheme will be considered as part of the standard GP Recruitment process via the GPNRO website.
Posts will be available across all four Scottish Regions.

Find out more

Further information on the scheme, including eligibility criteria can be found on the Targeted Scheme webpage.  When following the link, you will find a Frequently Asked Questions document at the bottom of the page.

Targeted GP Training Scheme

The ‘Targeted GP Training' scheme is designed for GP trainees who:

- passed their Workplace-Based Assessment and,
- one of the two required exams - either the Applied Knowledge Test (AKT) or Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA) but left training without passing the second exam

to re-enter GP training.

Rosemary Hollick

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