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Timeline

 

Wednesday 14 July Wednesday 4 August 2021 at 12:00 noon (BST)

Eligibility applications

If your medical school is outside the UK, or if you qualified from UK medical school prior to 3rd August 2020you must register on Oriel and submit an eligibility application and supporting documentation. Please refer to separate guidance available on the UKFPO website.

From Wednesday 1 September 2021

Registration on Oriel

Applicants should register with the nomination email sent by your medical school. Eligibility Office applicants will have already registered as part of the eligibility application process. All programmes available to view on Oriel.

Wednesday 8 – Wednesday 22 September 2021 at 12:00 noon (BST)

National application period

Complete the online FP application form (including FP preferences, Educational Achievements, additional questions for SFPs and select if you wish to be considered for FPPs). Late applications will not be considered under any circumstances. You are advised to start your application(s) early to allow sufficient time to complete the necessary sections fully and to gather evidence in support of your application. Eligibility applicants who are confirmed ‘eligible’ or ’eligible with conditions’ must complete the FP application form to remain in the process.

Wednesday 22 September 2021 at 12:00 noon (BST)

Applications for pre-allocationto be submitted as part of the main application form on Oriel. Late applications will not be considered under any circumstances.

Deadline for requestfor reasonable adjustments to sit the SJT to be submitted as part of the main application form on Oriel.

23 September 2021 January 2022

Local selection process for specialised programmes (e.g. long-listing, short-listing and interviews).

Information about SFP recruitment in Scotland and a local timeline can be found here.

29 September October 2021

Situational Judgement Test (SJT)

(1) Registration window opens on Pearson VUE (PV). All applicants to create a PV account (booking window not yet open for most applicants).

(2) SJT booking window open for applicants with approved Reasonable Adjustments (RAs).

4 7 October 2021

SJT online booking window for all applicants.

Applicants can book their SJT date, time and location online themselves throughtheir PV account. SJT slots will be available on a first come first served basis and there will be enough slots for all applicants. Applicants are advised to book their test at the earliest opportunity. Applicants with reasonable adjustments will be able to book their slot from 29th September.

11 October 2021

Verified Educational Achievements (EA) and total Educational Performance Measure (EPM) scores viewable to applicants on Oriel.

11 October1November 2021 at 12:00 (GMT)

First stage appeals window for applicants to appeal verified EA score.

Please see Appeals guidance on UKFPO website. Note amended deadline for ratification of additional degree/publication is 3 November 2021.

25 October 2021

Applicants notified of the outcome of their applications for pre-allocation.

25 October November at 12:00 (GMT)

First stage appeals window for applicants to appeal the outcome of their pre-allocation.

Please see Appeals guidance on UKFPO website.

27 – 29 October and 1-2 November 2021

Clinical Assessment dates (relevant Eligibility Office applicants only).

3 November 2021

Amended deadline for additional degrees to be ratified and publications to be published. Evidence to be submitted as a Stage 1 appeal by 11 November 2021.

11 November 2021

Outcomes from the first stage of appeals for pre-allocation requests released to appellants.

11 18 November 2021 at 12:00 (GMT)

Second stage national appeals submission period for applications for pre-allocation.

22 November 2021

Outcomes from the first stage of educational achievements appeals released to appellants.

222November 2021 at 12:00 (GMT)

Second stage appeals window for educational achievements.

25 November 2021 Outcomes from the second stage of appeals for pre-allocation requests released to appellants.
2 December 2021 Educational achievements second stage appeals outcomes issued to appellants.
61December 2021 Situational Judgement Test (SJT) – Test Window 1
Thursday 6 January 2022 at 12:00 noon (GMT)

Deadline for applicants to amend preferences for specialisefoundation programmes (SFPs) only.

You will have the option to amend the order in which you ranked specialised programmes until this deadline. This is the deadline which will be used for SFPs in the Scottish Foundation School.

12 14 January 2022

Initial offers for SFPs. Successful applicants will receive offers. All offers must be accepted or declined on Oriel by the stated deadline. Applicants will have 48 hours to respond to offers.

17 – 22 January 2022

SJT – Test Window 2

19 – 21 January 2022

First offers cascade for SFPs. All offers must be accepted or declined on Oriel by the stated deadline. Applicants will have 48 hours to respond to offers.

26 – 28 January 2022

Second offers cascade for SFPs. All offers must be accepted or declined on Oriel by the stated deadline. Applicants will have 48 hours to respond to offers.

– 4 February 2022

Third offers cascade for SFPs. All offers must be accepted or declined on Oriel by the stated deadline. Applicants will have 48 hours to respond to offers.

– February 2022

Final ‘Mop Up’ of offers for SFPs. Applicants who have not received an offer might be contacted offline with an offer.

17 February 2022

Exceptionally low scoring SJT reviews

Applicants who are identified as having an exceptionally low score on their SJT will be invited to attend a virtual review of their outcome.

Thursday 17 February 2022 at 12:00 noon (GMT)

Deadline for applicants to amend preferences for FPP. You will have the option to amend the order in which you ranked priority programmes until this deadline.

Thursday 17 February 2022 at 12:00 noon (GMT)

Deadline for applicants to amend FP preference choices. You will have the option to amend the order in which you ranked foundation schools until this deadline. Please note that amending preferences will force links between applications to be broken, even if the final order of preferences is the same. Applicants must choose whether they want to change their preferences or maintain their link to the applicant they are initially linked with.

23 – 25 February 2022

Foundation Priority Programme (FPP) Offers – round 1. Applicants will have 48 hours to respond to offers on Oriel.

24 February 2022

Exceptionally low scoring reviews take place.

28 February 2022

Exceptionally low scoring SJT outcomes released to applicants.

28 February – March 2022 

FPP Offers – round 2. Applicants will have 48 hours to respond to offers on Oriel.

2 – 4 March 2022

FPP Offers – round 3. Applicants will have 48 hours to respond to offers on Oriel.

Thursday 10 March 2022

FP primary list allocation. Applicants informed of allocation to foundation school result. SJT and total application scores available to view on Oriel. Primary list will be informed of how to rank groups/individual programmes.

10 16 March 2022 at 12:00 noon (GMT)

Group Preferencing Window – deadline at 12:00 noon.

21 March 2022

Group match results released to applicants on Oriel.

21 – 31 March 2022 at 12:00 noon (BST)

Note change to BST on 27 March 2022

Programme Preferencing Window – deadline at 12:00 noon.

Thursday 7 April 2022

All primary list applicants will be notified of their match to programme results. Applicants will receive an email containing information about which programme they have been matched to by their allocated foundation school.

From 7 April 2022

Applicants to complete an online Supporting Trainees Entering Practice (STEP) form to ensure information is shared with the foundation school to ensure sufficient reasonable adjustments are arranged where necessary and appropriate in time for the start of programme to support training.

11 April 31 May 2022 at 12:00 noon (BST)

Online references collected. Referees will be asked to provide references as part of the standard pre-employment checks.

From April 2022

Reserve list batch allocations*. The highest scoring applicants on the reserve list will be allocated to vacancies that have arisen since the last allocation.

*to be scheduled according to the oversubscription strategy for each year, depending on applicant/withdrawal trend data and external factors.

From May 2022

Applicants are required to have provisional GMC registration with a licence to practise before employers will issue a contract of employment. Registering with the GMC is a separate process from applying to the foundation programme. Applicants must apply tothe GMC directly. The GMC recommend applicants to apply by May 2022 at the latest to ensure you are registered before the start of the pre-employment shadowing period.

May – August 2022

Pre-employment checks. Employers will also confirm your location of employment, salary, pay banding (if applicable) and your rota.

July/August 2022

Commencement of the 2022 UK Foundation Programme. Newly appointed F1 doctors are required to attend a period of pre-employment shadowing of the F1 doctor you will be taking over from before the start of the programme. Employers will provide details of local arrangements.


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