ARCP (Annual Review of Competence Progression) Panel
- ARCP is the formal process by which a trainee's progress through training is assessed and reviewed
- The panel is made up of a number of assesors who review the eportfolio to determine whether the trainee can progress to the next stage of training
- The final ARCP Panel at the end of training decide whether to make a recommendation for the trainee to be awarded a Certificate of Completion of Training
- If the local panel cannot make a decision or feel the eportfolio is unsatisfactory then the trainee is referred to a central deanery panel. If this happens, then the trainee will also attend.
- Simply meeting the bare minimum requirements in each area of the WPBA may not be enough to provide satisfactory evidence, so aim for more all along.
- If the panel decide that there is unsatisfactory evidence, then they may decide to allow your training to be extended but this is far from guaranteed. The other alternative is that your training ends before you have completed it
- Once the evidence in your eportfolio has been reviewed panel will give you a clear indication of the progress you have made in the form of an 'outcome'. For the majority of people the following outcomes are those that will be used:
Outcome 1 - satisfactory progress
Outcome 2 - evidence missing, no extension required
Outcome 3 - evidence missing, extension required
Outcome 4 - released from training, training incomplete
Outcome 5 - evidence missing to be provided within a short time interval
Outcome 6 - successful completion of training (CCT)