The Community Child Health (CCH) sub-specialty training programme became part of the RCPCH National Grid from Sept 2015. This brings CCH in line with the RCPCH process for all other sub-specialty training programmes.

The CCH training programme is designed as a three-year training programme. Training is generally 36m for specialty registrars (a full 36m for SpRs), with a minimum of 24m CCH clinical training. The remaining 12m may be in a specialty relevant to CCH, a specific area of CCH (to develop a special interest) or approved research. The CSAC will be flexible about the nature of the ‘relevant specialty’ or research but it must help the trainee to enhance their competences in CCH.

With competency-based assessment, it is possible to complete training in less than 36 months but trainees will have to demonstrate that they meet the competencies of the curriculum to the depth and breadth required to practice independently as a consultant in the UK.

RCPCH training pages for further details on how to train in CCH

RCPCH Progress Curriculum

How to apply for CCT/CESR in community child health

Community Child Health Welcome Pack
CCH Grid Training Guidance To ARCP (for Trainees & Supervisors)
BACCH is registered in England & Wales, charity number 1129758 and company number 06738129 at 5-11 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8SH.
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