For category 1 health reasons and caring responsibilities, we will grant approval to train LTFT indefinitely until the trainee notifies us and their Training Programme Director otherwise. For child-care you can train LTFT until your youngest child is 18 years old.


Category 2 requests are granted for a year at a time and are reviewed on a yearly basis. Extensions are not granted automatically. A request for an extension must include an update from the educational supervisor of how the trainee is managing their training alongside their other commitment. If you wish to request an extension you should submit a new application 6 months prior to your eligibility expiring.