Specialty training

The RCR plays a major role in the training of clinical oncologists, setting the standards and curriculum that lead to the award of a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) and entry onto the GMC's Specialist Register.

Throughout clinical oncology training, the RCR supports trainees to gain the skills required to develop and deliver comprehensive non-surgical oncology treatment for individual patients with cancer. This section aims to provide all the information that trainees and trainers alike will need from enrolling with the College at the start of training to entry onto the GMC's Specialist Register and everything in between.

Cost of training

A breakdown of costs and an overview of all training fees are available.

Changes to your training

It is most important that you keep us informed about any changes to your training so that we can advise you and your training supervisors about the effects of these upon your eligibility for the FRCR Examinations and the expected date for the completion of your specialty training. 

Should you change the number of sessions per week at which you are training, have an absence from training for sickness or maternity leave purposes, plan to undertake a period of training abroad or move training programme, please contact the  (including exact dates).

Contact us

We are pleased to answer any queries that you may have about training and education.  Please do not hesitate to contact us.

  • General training queries may be addressed to the training team on 020 7406 5925 or 
  • Please send any e-portfolio enquiries that are unable to be handled locally to 
Kaizen e-portfolio

Record evidence of competence progression through training

Enrol with the College

All new trainees must enrol with the College


Information about the curriculum for clinical oncology training

Guidance for training

Advice and guidance for trainees and trainers

Completing training

How to apply for your Certificate of Completion of Training

Quality assurance

Information on quality assurance of clinical oncology training


Information on clinical oncology e-learning resources

Resources for trainees

Resources for trainees from the Oncology Registrars' Forum

Medical educators

Resources and training for medical educators

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