FAQs – Eating Disorder Credential Cohort 1

This Cohort is for Medics only.

Whilst the pilot had a mix of medics and multi-professionals, a decision was taken to separate the groups for future cohorts. The College hope to have details regarding a multi-professional offer in late 2023. To be kept on the mailing list please contact credentialing@rcpsych.ac.uk with ED Credential Multi-Professional in the subject line.

No, medics from other specialties are welcome to apply. However, they must work a minimum of three sessions per week in an eating disorder setting during their time on the course.

  • ST4 
  • ST5
  • ST6
  • GP
  • SAS Doctor 
  • Consultant 
  • Paediatrician

Yes, if you work a minimum of three sessions per week in an eating disorder setting.

Day 1 Induction RCPsych 6 October 2023
Day 2 Training ED Faculty Conference 2 November 2023
Day 3 Training ED Faculty Conference 3 November 2023
Day 4 Scenario RCPsych 29 February 2024
Day 5 Scenario RCPsych 1 March 2024
Day 6 Conclusion RCPsych 6 September 2024

The course is for one year. There will be six hybrid learning days – including two compulsory in-person scenario days.

Participants of the credential will be allocated a trainer and participate in online case-based discussion groups every few weeks.

There will also be an online portfolio to be updated throughout the year.

No, the College will issue you with a trainer. However, we will welcome a trainee’s supervisor to act as trainer if they meet the criteria.

A certificate of completion from the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Please note that we are only able to award the certificate post CCT completion and only if the credential is approved by the GMC.

Not currently. However, this course will be submitted to the GMC once the approval process is open for submissions.

Learn more about GMC credentials

The running and development of this programme was funded by NHSE. The College invites devolved members to apply but places may be dependant on availability of funding from their Nation.

All attendees are responsible for their own travel and accommodation.

Yes, if you work within the Channel Islands you can apply for the credential. You will still be responsible for your own travel and accommodation for face-to-face training days.

The College is holding an online Q&A with the ED Credential Working Group Leads. It takes place on 17 May 2023. If you would like to attend, please send an email to credentialing@rcpsych.ac.uk with 'ED Credential Q&A' in the subject line.

The deadline is Friday 30 June 2023.

No, however, the panel may contact you if clarification is required.