To ensure the effectiveness of the ARCP process it is essential that the following documentation is completed (including signatures) and uploaded to the ePortfolio system by the published submission date.The trainee's learning portfolio provides the evidence of progress, it is the trainee's responsibility to ensure that the documentary evidence is complete in good time for the ARCP. Please ensure that your ePortfolio is up to date in preparation for this ARCP; the panel will be reviewing all ePortfolios prior to the day of the assessment. Please refer to the Royal College of Pathologists  for guidance on the number of Work Place Based Assessments that are required to be completed for your ARCP, trainees should note that any assessments completed after the submission date may not be counted towards their annual ARCP. Failure to complete the required amount of WPBAs or submit the documentation required can result in the assessment not going ahead and the trainee being issued with an unsatisfactory outcome. 

  1. Please read the Pathology ARCP Guidance Document
  2. Ensure that your online Portfolio is current and up to date for current level of training (including WPBAs)
  3. Up to date CV
  4. Educational Supervisors Report 
  5. Enhanced Form R (to be submitted to the Education Programme Coordinator)
  6. Educational Supervisor Questions 
  7. Wider Scope of Practice (if applicable, to be submitted to the Education Programme Coordinator)
  8. Logbook of cases or clinical activities (as required for your specialty)
  9. Report on Academic Progress (Academic Trainees only). 

The Form R, Educational Supervisor Revalidation Sign Off and Wider Scope of Practice  can be submitted to the School Administrator electronically or by post. 

If on OOP at the time of your ARCP, guidance on the required documentation can be found on our OOP pages. 

The Royal College of Pathologists provides dedicated pages to specialty training in Medical Microbiology & Combined Infection Training including guidance on the ARCP process, assessment and examination. It is recommended that you familiarise yourself with these pages and check this page regularly.

The review will chart your progess to date and will identify any specific training needs for the future. The results of the review will be recorded on the ARCP form, copies of which will be sent to you and the Royal College with the original being retained by Peninsula Postgraduate Medical Education in your training record file. We advise that you share the information relating to your ARCP outcome with your Educational Supervisor to facilitate further Educational Supervision.

It is essential that the necessary documentation is returned to the School Administrator prior to the deadline as this will enable the documents to be circulated to the panel prior to the assessment. Failure to do this can result in the assessment not going ahead and the trainee being issued with an unsatisfactory outcome.