Stages of Training.
The Anaesthetic Curriculum is divided up into three stages of training:
- Stage 1 CT1-3 (ACCS 1-4)
- Stage 2 ST4 & ST5
- Stage 3 ST6 & 7
Each stage of training requires the completion of 14 Domains of Learning (7 Generic Professional Domains and 7 Specialty-specific domains. Details can be found on the RCoA Website
In order to complete a Domain, a trainee must demonstrate that they have achieved a number of High Level Learning Outcomes which are the essential techniques, skills and knowledge that are needed in an anaesthetist.
Trainees must be familiar with the High Level Learning Outcomes for each module for their Stage of Training.
In order to demonstrate that a Learning Outcome has been achieved, the trainee must collect evidence of their competence. This is the backbone of a “competency-based” training scheme. This evidence consists of
- Logbook/Diary of activity /Reflections to show clinical and non-clinical experience.
- Evidence of Supervised Learning Events.
- Feedback from consultant trainers
- Multi-source feedback
Once a trainee has collected the evidence for a particular domain of training they will need to submit a HALO form to their Educational or Clinical supervisor.