The Joint Royal College of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB) is the central body in providing and developing the curriculum and assessment of trainees in endocrinology and diabetes.

The Specialist Advisory Committee (SAC) have continually developed the curriculum and appropriate assessment tools to maintain the high standards of training.

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The eportfolio now plays a pivotal role in the assessment of trainees’ progression throughout the 5-year programme. It enables trainees to maintain an up-to-date record of courses attended, qualifications obtained, assessments completed, curricula competencies attained, reflective practice, as well as a section for educational supervisor input.

Trainees are expected to use the eportfolio as their core method for learning and in providing evidence of progression throughout the five years training.

The eportfolios can be accessed at:

More recently a Specialty Certificate Examination has been introduced in Endocrinology and Diabetes as an additional method of assessing trainees. Please visit for further details.

Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP) is a formal review of how well a trainee is progressing in relation to their learning agreement. This takes place each autumn in Wales.