Accessing Centralised Study Budgets - Specialty Course Guidance 

The following information is offered as guidance and is not finite or exhaustive; there may be other courses that would be accepted that are not listed here. All study leave applications should be discussed with Educational Supervisor or Training Programme Director who will review the application against curriculum requirements and your personal development plan (PDP). This discussion will highlight whether the courses is aligned to curriculum and achievement of Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or whether the course is of an aspirational nature. Part-funding may be considered to support aspirational activity; however, approval must be sought form the TPD or HoS.

Please note this information may be subject to change.

Study Leave Course Guidance : Foundation

School Speciality/Programme  Required / Aspirational Course
Foundation Foundation Required Foundation: Advanced Life Support (ALS) Course - Foundation
Human factors training for foundation trainees
Leadership courses aimed at Foundation trainees
Train the trainer / teach the teacher
Expenses to facilitate trainee to present a poster or oral presentation at a UK Conference
National UKFPO foundation conference
Time to attend a postgraduate examination (not for private study)
Xray / radiology skills for junior doctors
Any conference specifically aimed at foundation doctors
FY1s to undertake up to 5 days taster experience
GP Learning Sets
EAPS Poster Presentation
Aspirational Life support courses e.g. ATLS, APLS, EPLS etc
Surgical skill courses e.g. BSS
Attendance at non foundation conferences without presentation
RCOG Basic Practical Skills
BAETS 2018
Basic Practical Skills
Non UK activity
e.g.  wilderness and extreme medicine
 sports medicine
 Climate change courses
Diving / hyperbaric medicine courses
Humanitarian aid courses

Version 2: March 2019