Accessing Centralised Study Budgets - Specialty Course Guidance 

The following information is offered as guidance and is not finite or exhaustive; there may be other courses that would be accepted that are not listed here. All study leave applications should be discussed with Educational Supervisor or Training Programme Director who will review the application against curriculum requirements and your personal development plan (PDP). This discussion will highlight whether the courses is aligned to curriculum and achievement of Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or whether the course is of an aspirational nature. Part-funding may be considered to support aspirational activity; however, approval must be sought form the TPD or HoS.

Please note this information may be subject to change.









Regional Training Days




Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) or equivalent




Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) (Recertification)




Neonatal Life support or equivalent




Newborn Life Support (NLS) (Recertification)




Level 3 safeguarding training




Exam preparation course relevant to level of training




Clinical Leadership and Management Course




Developing skills for educational supervision




National Conference or course attendance relevant to curriculum progression




National events regarding bereavement management




National Courses to develop cranial ultrasound competencies




National Courses to develop skills in management of paediatric trauma




World Federation of Paediatric Intensive & Critical Care Societies Conference (registration fees only)




Cardiology for the Neonatologist & Paediatrician




European Academy of Paediatric Societies Congress (registration fees only)




European Society of Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID) Annual Conference (registration fees only)




National Courses and Events for Critical Appraisal Training




National Courses and Events relating to Human Factors Training




Courses to prepare for consultant interview




Simulation course attendance for curriculum progression




Child Protection in Practice course (CPIP)




Surviving & Thriving level 1 training




Case Exchange




Leadership, Management and Education (LME) training events




Programme for Integrated Child Health (PICH)




Paediatric Change Champions (QI)




Transition to Consultant




START evening




High Dependency Unit (HDU) study day




Resuscitation Council (UK) Advanced Resuscitation of the Newborn infant (ARNI)




European Paediatric Life Support (EPLS)




Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) EES course




Generic Instructors Course




Passion for Paediatrics




Learning Together: Public Health




Learning Together clinics




Complete Clinic Management




Paediatric Research Evening




Peer mentoring




Thinking together




Child Bereavement study day