Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP)

Dental Gold Guide

All trainees occupying a Specialty training post are required to undertake a yearly assessment reviewing their progress (Annual Review of Competence Progression). The ARCP will confirm the progress of Specialty Trainee through the training programme, followed by a documented recommendation for the following year, (see ARCP outcomes).

Each annual assessment is carried out by a small specialty-based panel as detailed in the Dental Gold Guide. It allows an opportunity for the trainee to provide comments on their training to date, as well as reviewing their progress/competences and identifying specific training needs.

Successful completion of the full training programme will lead to a recommendation from the Specialist Training Committee that a Certificate of Completion of Specialty Training be issued by the GDC- the CCST.

Repeated failure to progress will lead to withdrawal from the training programme.