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Curriculum and SCE

The Specialty Training Curriculum for Dermatology 

The Specialty Training Curriculum for Dermatology has been created by the SAC in Dermatology, in consultation with specialist groups of the British Association of Dermatologists. 
The purpose of the curriculum is to define the process of training and the competencies needed for the award of a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in Dermatology. The curriculum delivers the acquisition of all competencies required for a Consultant Dermatologist practising in the National Health Service in the UK. 
Although the Specialty Training Curriculum is competency-based, the duration of training must meet the European minimum of four years for full-time specialty training adjusted accordingly for flexible training. 
For more information, please visit the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB) website:

Specialty Certificate Examination (SCE) in Dermatology

The BAD, in partnership with the Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK has embarked upon a programme to deliver the Specialty Certificate Examination in Dermatology.
The Specialty Certificate Examination (SCE) is a compulsory component of assessment for Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) for all UK trainees whose specialist training in Dermatology began in or after August 2007. The examination complements workplace-based assessments and ensures that trainees have sufficient knowledge to practice safely and competently as consultants. The first SCE in Dermatology took place in September 2009.
Exam Dates and Fees 2020-2021

Exam date: 8 October 2020 14 October 2021
UK registration period: 18 June-10 September 2020 24 June-19 August 2021
Pearson VUE UK booking window: 16 July-11 September 2020 22 July-20 August 2021
Results release: 4 weeks after exam date 4 weeks after exam date
Certificates posted: 8 weeks after results are released 8 weeks after results are released
Fees: £665 £665

Anyone who is in a type 1 higher specialty training post (i.e. has an NTN) or who has MRCP(UK) is eligible to sit the examination. 

For more information on SCEs, visit the MRCPUK website:
Further SCE practice sessions are available on the e-learning website:
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