RCPsych Curricula 2022

Implementation Hub

Welcome to the new RCPsych Curricula for 2022.

On 19 October 2021, we received confirmation from the General Medical Council (GMC) that we have been granted "Approval – subject to actions" for our new curricula framework. This represents a key milestone for the College and means that we can now move towards implementation.

We have developed this hub to support implementation, and the provide information in the lead up to transition.

Please note that we are still working through our final actions for the GMC, and final published curricula will be available as soon as possible. 

On this hub you will be able to find:

  • details of transition to the new framework and timescales
  • draft of the new curricula for all specialties
  • training videos
  • events for trainees and trainers
  • frequently asked questions
  • details of our weekly curricula drop-in sessions.
  • and more as it becomes available.

We will continue to update this hub as we progress towards implementation with the curricula, silver guide and decision aids. If you have any queries or concerns, please contact curricula@rcpsych.ac.uk.

Information and training for trainers and trainees


We are rescheduling the drop ins ahead of the main transition in August. Dates to follow.

The new framework

FAQs and more information

Curricula Implementation

The below information outlines the key components of the new curricula framework.

Our curricula framework

Our curricula framework is comprised of four key elements:

  • Psychiatry 'Silver Guide' - this outlines all aspects of training in Psychiatry and aligns closely to COPMeD's 'Gold Guide', and outlines the assessment strategy for Psychiatry.
  • Core, specialty and sub-specialty curricula - these outline the High Level Outcomes (HLOs) and Key Capabilities (KCs) that trainees are required to achieve by the end of the set progression point.
  • Placement Specific Personal Development Plans (PDPs) - these link to the HLOs and KCs and are completed at the start of each placement within training, and outline key activities to be undertaken, linking into the Psychiatric Supervision and Educational Supervisor Reports, and the ARCP process.
  • ARCP Decision Aids - These are guides to support ARCP panels, utilising ES and PS reports.

Curricula drop-in sessions

We are holding weekly drop-in sessions for trainees and trainers with any queries about the upcoming curricula changes.

Sessions will take place weekly on Thursday mornings from 10-11am via Microsoft Teams starting from Thursday 6 January 2022.

Please join us on Microsoft Teams. 

Contact us

Email: curricula@rcpsych.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8618 4170