Dual CCT Guidance
Following the approval by the General Medical Council of the standalone CCT in Intensive Care Medicine (2011), the Faculty and its partner colleges have undertaken cross-mapping exercises to identify shared competencies that can be dual counted as leading to dual CCTs in ICM and one of the defined partner specialties.
It is important to note that it is the programme which is dual; the trainee is following two separate CCT curricula which are combined into a dual programme with mapped competencies. There is no individual curriculum for each dual route.
For dual CCTs, trainees may enter either programme first and have the appropriate competencies dual counted for the second CCT, simultaneous entry to both programmes is not currently possible. From the 2016 recruitment round onwards, trainees will not be able to apply for Dual CCTs if they are beyond the end of ST5 in their initial specialty of appointment at the time of interview for ICM.
For further queries about the Dual programme, please see the FAQs section of the website.
Clarification regarding ICM Dual CCT Training Programmes and progression (20 May 2021)
It has come to our attention there is some confusion around establishing the training year for our doctors following a dual CCT programme with a partner specialty.
We have therfore produced guidance to help clarify the training pathways for doctors following a dual CCT programme with ICM. It outlines our principles for incorporating prior training (usually from core training programmes but not explicitly) onto the ICM training programme. There may be doctors that fall outside of this guidance due to having a complex training history. Where possible, we endeavour to incorporate all relevant prior medical training onto our programme to avoid any unnecessary prolongation of training.
If there are any questions regarding a particular doctor’s training history, we are always happy to help clarify. Please do not hesitate to contact us via: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The guidance below is for dual CCTs undertaken with the new standalone CCT in Intensive Care Medicine.