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Apply for Paediatric Neurology GRID

When to apply

Specialist training in paediatrics is a run through programme with 3 levels - Level 1: ST1-3; Level 2: ST4-5; Level 3: ST6-8.  Currently you need to apply for grid in ST5 to start in ST6.  It may be possible to apply in ST6 as long as your ST6 post is in an accredited paediatric neurology training programme.

RCPCH Progress+

The RCPCH has applied to the GMC to change the current training programme.  The current three level programme would be reduced to two levels: ‘core’ (ST1-4) and ‘specialty’ (ST5-7). 

RCPCH expects to hear if this has been approved in summer 2022. See Resources RCPCH Progress+ for more info.  If approved, Progress+ could become effective from summer 2023.  

This could potentially affect when you apply - start reaching out to us for help and support early - its never too early!  See Recruitment Champions above.

Application key dates

Follow the Resources link to RCPCH Timeline.

Key dates:
Applications open - 26 October 2022
Applications close - 16 November 2022
Invitations to interview - 14 December 2022
Sub-specialty interview period - 19 January 2022 - 3 February 2023

GRID Application Support 1: Written Applications

Mark and Eusra have produced a video to guide you through your written application (video running time: 40:12).  Please download the slides from the video here.


Mark and Eusra hosted an update overview and Q&A on Grid application insights for Paediatric neurology and neurodisability applicants on 19 October 2021 (video running time: 1:37). Please download the slides from the video here.

GRID Application Support 2: Interview

The BPNA have produced a video on Grid interview insights for Paediatric neurology and neurodisability applicants - 5 January 2022 (video running time: 1:03:58).