If you wish to apply for a course that does not appear on the study leave lists you will need to contact your Training Programme Director (TPD) for approval. Further detail on the process is available as a download. Once you have this approval you can then apply to your Trust as per the usual process. If you plan to apply for a course that does not appear on the study leave lists, discuss early with your ES/TPD and make sure you have achieved your required curriculum and competencies to support your application. Appropriate aspirational courses are courses which will add value to you individually and the wider system, for example quality improvement workshops, leadership/medical management courses, healthcare technology and innovation workshops, scientific conferences and TPDs will be seeking approval from the Heads of School.
If approved you will receive confirmation from the Healthcare Education Team.