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 (2021 edition) 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.