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Less Than Full Time Training

Less than Full-Time Training (LTFTT) is an option for doctors and dentists who are unable to train full time and therefore wish to train on a less than full-time basis.

Health Education England - Thames Valley Team (previously Oxford Deanery) manages Core Specialty Training, Higher Specialty Training, GP Specialty Training and Foundation programmes within Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.

Exclamation markOur Less Than Full-Time Training Policy is under revision, but will be available here as soon as possible.

Dr Anne Edwards is currently the Associate Dean with responsibility for Less Than Full-Time Training.

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has developed an e-learning session for Educational Supervisors of less than full time (LTFT) trainee doctors. The session aims to equip healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills to effectively supervise a LTFT trainee and raise awareness of the supervisors’ responsibilities.


HEE is committed to improving Junior Doctors’ working lives and championing flexible working more broadly. With work/life balance highlighted as a mounting concern to doctors in training, and the risk of “burnout” affecting recruitment and retention in some specialties, the need for increased understanding and positive promotion of Less than Full Time Training is essential.


Course Outline

  • 20-25 minute e-learning session for supervision of a less than full time trainee
  • Your duties as a supervisor of a LTFT trainee under the Equality Act 2010
  • The implications of LTFT training in relation to Certificates of Completion Training (CCT) dates, Annual Reviews of Competence Progression (ARCPs) and training extensions
  • What LTFT training is and reasons why trainees may wish to apply
  • The benefits of LTFT training
  • How LTFT training is arranged and the different types of post arrangements available.


Target Audience

  • Highly recommended for completion by all Educational Supervisors, Training Programme Directors and Heads of School.


  • you may claim one hour of CPD for completing this module. Certificates can be printed from the eLfH site


  • This training is free of charge
  • To access the learning content please follow this link:
  • If you already have an account with e-LfH you can log in at this stage to access the content. Otherwise please register for an account using your work email address.


Please see the link below for the GMC position statement on less than full-time training



For initial enquiries and completed application forms (Word) (and any supporting documentation) please contact -  

Your application will then be passed to Dr Edwards who will confirm your eligibility and contact the relevant Training Programme Director about your request.



Last updated:  06/06/2019


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