Yorkshire and Humber Postgraduate Deanery

Introduction To Foundation 2 

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What is Foundation training?

Foundation training is a 2 year programme designed to act as a bridge between medical school and specialty training. It creates the opportunity to gain experience working in a number of different specialties and was introduced in 2005 to replace the Pre-Registration House Officer (PRHO) year.

  • The first year (F1) is required for all UK graduates and some others (as determined by the General Medical Council, GMC). Successful completion also results in progression from provisional to full registration.
  • The second year (F2) focuses on consolidating and developing F1 competencies but with a greater emphasis on training in the assessment and management of the acutely ill patient irrespective of the clinical setting.

The training is supported by a curriculum which describes the progress required to satisfactorily complete each stage. See the links below for sign off guidance: 

Foundation Schools

Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber has three Foundation Schools. Click on the relevant link for more information:


Meet The Foundation Team

 Useful Links

The information on this website is collected by current F1 trainees and helps you choose the most suitable Foundation School for you. The website includes details of all three Foundation Schools within Yorkshire and the Humber.

If you are a Foundation Year 2 trainee and reaching the end of your placement, you must complete this questionnaire. This is a mandatory requirement for F2 sign off and helps us to improve future foundation training in GP.

Trainees can download the following Certficate once they have completed the End of Placement Questionnaire, and upload the certificate to their E portfolio.


Page Owner: Dr Catherine Dickinson | Page Editor: Sue Reid | Last updated by RyanHolmes on 17 April 2014