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.
Trainees appointed to a joint CCT programme will continue on that programme until completion of their training. Recruitment to the Joint CCT ended on 31 July 2013.
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.
The guidance below is for dual CCTs undertaken with the new standalone CCT in Intensive Care Medicine.