Curriculum (2016)

The Curriculum for the Foundation Years in Postgraduate Education and Training defines the knowledge, skills and attitudes that trainees should demonstrate they have attained at the end of the Foundation Programme.

It describes the core competences and educational philosophy of foundation training and provides details of the national assessment tools that are used. The curriculum also contains the foundation syllabus.

The Curriculum reflects directly the emphasis of Modernising Medical Careers – to develop medical practitioners who are patient-focused and accountable to the public for delivering safe medical care. It focuses on clinical skills, with particular emphasis on chronic disease management and the care of acutely ill patients, as well as the development of more generic skills such as communication and team working.

The Curriculum is subject to continuing review as the Foundation Programme develops.

The full curriculum can be found on the UKFPO Website.