Updated November 2021
The IFST process for the training year August 2021-August 2022 will open on 15 March 2021. Further information is available on the UKFPO Website.
National Timeline 2021
|Application window opens||Monday 15th March 2021|
|The application window closes for all IFST applications (applies to all foundation schools)||Friday 2nd April 2021|
|Foundation schools review IFST applications||Monday 5 th April – Friday 23rd April 2021|
|Foundation schools to notify applicants of the outcome||Monday 26th April 2021|
|IFST national appeals window||Tuesday 27th April (12:00) – Tuesday 11th May 2021 (deadline at 12:00)|
|UKFPO administrative review of appeal forms||Wednesday 12th – Friday 21st May 2021|
|National review panels consider appeals||Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th May 2021|
|Panel outcomes issued to applicants and foundation schools notified||Tuesday 1 st June 2021|
|New rotations commence||August 2021|
*incomplete applications will not be put forward for consideration by review panels and will be withdrawn.
Where possible, students and trainees are advised to submit applications as part of the national timeline. Applications outside of this timeline should only be completed where personal circumstances have changed since the application window due to exceptional circumstances (refer to the next section of this guide).
Exceptional applications outside of these windows can be considered by the Foundation school can be submitted here.