Unfortunately, due to restrictions on when a trainee can apply relating to time spent and time remaining on a training programme, those trainees on a full time two year training programme will be unable to apply for a National IDT. However, trainees who are in a Less Than Full Time post can apply for an IDT if they will still have 12 months remaining on their training programme at the point of transfer.

We would suggest trainees who are in a full time post to discuss their personal circumstances with their current training region’s administrative team as they may be able to offer advice and information on alternative local support that might be available to them.