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Foundation Competencies Certificate

The National Person Specification for entry to all ST1/CT1 specialty training programmes requires applicants to provide evidence of achievement of Foundation Competence within the last 3.5 years.

Applicants who have not undertaken a UK foundation programme within the last 3.5 years will be asked to submit a Certificate of Readiness to Enter Specialty Training (CREST) completed by a consultant who has supervised them for at least 3 months in the three years before the date their training starts. If a CREST form is required this must be submitted as part of the online application.

Full information on the completion of the CREST form can be found in the UK Applicant Handbook available on the Resource Bank of the UK Specialty Recruitment website.