Workforce, training and education
Yorkshire and Humber

Approaching the End of Training

As you approach the end of training there are a few key things to remember in terms of completing training and leaving the training programme.

We have tried to ensure that the key things people contact us about are on the page below but, as ever, we are more than happy for you to get in touch with any queries and we will always do our best to help.

The chances are we will be in touch with you over the next few weeks and months anyway but just in case we do not get to speak to you in person we wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for all your hard work over the years. We wish the very best in whatever you chose to do in the future and last but not least, congratulations for completing your training post.

Applying for (Certificate of Completion of Training) CCT

Once you have received your ARCP outcome 6 the next step is to apply for CCT (Certificate of Completion of Training). It is important to remember that you need to apply for your CCT with both the College and the GMC.

Thankfully both organisations have tried to simplify the process by putting the applications ‘online’ but you do still need to do some preparation work to ensure you have all the information that you need.

(You can actually start to apply for CCT with the college up to 6 months before your CCT date but remember they will not be able to make their recommendation to the GMC until they have your outcome 6).

Please note that you need copies of all of your ARCP outcome forms to apply for CCT. If you are missing any from your time in Yorkshire please can you get in touch with us asap so we can help you get these:

It is worth remembering that it can take some time to get the applications processed. Both the College and GMC work very hard to deal with the applications as quickly as they can do but there can be a slight delay during peak periods.

Period of Grace

Trainees are able to apply for Consultant posts up to six months before their anticipated CCT/CESR-CP date. Not all trainees are able to do this or are successful in their applications. The Period of Grace allows doctors who have completed their training to continue in the Specialty Registrar grade for a time limited period of time, whilst they find employment, usually in a consultant level post. The doctor is no longer considered to be in training, but is in post for the purposes of service.

Trainees are required to notify Health Education England within Yorkshire and the Humber of their intent to take up a Period of Grace a minimum of 6 months prior to the date of CCT/CESR(CP) using a Period of Grace Intent Form.  Trainees should have discussions with their TPD prior to the mid point of their final training year to support their decision as to whether or not a Period of Grace will be required. It is not always possible to guarantee the availability of a post for a trainee to complete a Period of Grace. All posts are subject to availability within the training programme.

Please note:

  • In addition to completing the form please discuss your wish to take you period of grace with your training programme director.
  • We need to receive your application 6 months before your CCT date – this is to ensure we have it in time for validating the rotations.
  • If your plans change please let us know on in addition to informing your TPD.
  • If you leave your post before the end of your period of grace you will need to check whether your employing Trust need you to work a period of notice. Once your last working day is confirmed please just let us know.