2021 Curriculum Assessment Guidance

Published: 24/05/2021


This is version 1.5 of the Assessment Guidance, update in January 2024.

These pages will be reviewed and potentially updated no later than January 2025.

If you would like to contact us, you can email the Anaesthetics Curriculum and Equivalence Team on training@rcoa.ac.uk or call on 020 7092 1550.

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A pdf copy of this assessment guidance is available to download here.


This Assessment Guidance describes the overarching programme of assessment for the 2021 Curriculum and introduces the key components of the new training programme in Anaesthetics.  The programme of assessment defines both formative and summative elements of the new approach to assessment.

This Assessment Guidance also includes links to a number of HALO Guides that contain additional information for anaesthetists in training and trainers on specific components of the programme of assessment for each stage of training.

Click here to open and download figure 1 - The 2021 curriculum