North Central Thames Foundation School
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- F1 Sign-off & Full GMC Registration
- F2 Sign-off
- GP Placements
- Inter Foundation School Transfer (IFST)
- Internal F2 Vacancies
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- Part-time / LTFT Training
- Pastoral Care
- Special Circumstances
- Specialty Training
- Swap Shop
- Teaching as a Foundation Trainee
- Tier 4 Visas
- Time Out of Foundation Programme (TOFP)
- Trainee Representation and Feedback
- Working Abroad
The list of requirements for a successful F2 sign-off can be found here. Your Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) administrator at your F2 hospital will inform you about their timeline and the forms you need to complete in order to be signed off for your F2 training and officially achieve Foundation competences.
Foundation Achievement of Competence Document (FACD) signed by the FTPD and the FS Director is the document that certifies satisfactory completion of the Foundation Programme and may be requested in future by employers.
FACDs signed and stamped by the Foundation School Director are returned to trainees via the PGME administrator at their F2 hospital, by the end of July (during the summer sign-off). The school cannot produce a new form if the original is lost or not collected from the hospital (we could only provide a photocopy).
The APS (Approved Practice Setting in the UK) requirement
Please visit the GMC website for information about the requirement to work in an APS:
If you have any problems or queries relating to this matter, you should contact the GMC.