RCPCHStart assessment (START)

RCPCHStart means Speciality Trainee Assessment of Readiness for Tenure. It is a compulsory formative assessment which guides trainees as they prepare for completion of training and practice as a new consultant paediatrician. It can be taken after entry into ST6 but is recommended to be taken in ST7. This allows at least six months to complete any follow-up remediation which must be evidenced in the trainees e-portfolio.

The role of educational supervisor is to assist the trainee with preparation for START, support remediation for START domains and provide feedback in the ESR on progress with remediation for the ARCP Panel.

Further information can be found at:

https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/resources/rcpchstart-guidance-trainees

https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/sites/default/files/RCPCHStart_Feedback_and_Targeted_Feedback_for_Educational_Supervisors_July_2017.pdf