I am a GP trainee - which exam preparation courses can I claim for?

Modified on Fri, 31 May 2024 at 03:03 PM

A single exam preparation course is allowed per trainee per exam under optional funding arrangements (with ES agreement). HEE do not distinguish between providers, but noting the wide variation in course fees, have set a cost limit at the upper part of the range of most courses provided.


As such, trainees can be refunded for courses as follows:


-           One AKT preparation course (up to a maximum of £600) – using code GP0001

-           One RCA or SCA preparation course (e.g. Fourteen Fish package) (up to a maximum of £600) using code GP0001


In addition we are aware of some trainees requiring additional minutes of recording time on Fourteen Fish for the RCA. We have agreed to fund up to £100 of additional minutes for ST3 trainees for claims agreed and processed up until 31st March 2025. Please use the exam preparation course code GP0001 for these claims as well.


Note that for trainees who are having difficulties passing exams, the Professional Support Unit (PSU) can offer a range of interventions, and funding for additional external courses can be awarded on the basis of an individual need as an discretionary course, with TPD and Head of School approval. The PSU website has booking options for a range of free AKT, SCA, and other exam preparation workshops, including 1:1 SCA preparation sessions. The PSU also offer a useful interactive e-module for exam preparation here.

Question bank resources can be funded but these would count as a single exam preparation course. If you have already received funding for another preparation course, you would need to apply for funding for any additional resources through the discretionary study leave process.

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