Application Window

The application window for the following processes will open in December 2019 and close in January 2020 -exact dates to be confirmed. Please note that these policies and procedures are subject to review and may change before the application window opens.

  • F2 Rotation Swaps if you wish to swap your allocated F2 programme within the Severn Foundation School
  • Special Circumstances for those who may need to change F2 rotation due to special circumstances
  • Inter Foundation School Transfers if you are considering applying for a transfer to another Foundation School for F2
  • F2 Overseas if you are thinking about applying to complete F2 abroad
  • Time Out of Foundation Programme if you are thinking about taking time out of Foundation Training between F1 and F2

Please do not submit applications for the above before the application window opens.


F2 Rotation Swaps

for the last two years, Severn Foundation School has run a Swaps Process for current F1 trainees wishing to change their F2 rotation.

Trainees interested in applying for a swap should ensure they read the F2 Swaps Policy and download the application form. Applications should be completed and returned to the Foundation School.

Please note that trainees wishing to change their F2 programme due to Special Circumstances will need to apply through the F2 Special Circumstances process.


Special Circumstances

Trainees meeting the special circumstances criteria who need to change F2 rotation due to their situation should ensure they read the policy and guidance and complete and return the form and supporting evidence, to the Foundation School.


Foundation School Transfers

Severn trainees wishing to apply for an Inter Foundation School Transfer should download the guidance and form from the national Foundation Programme website, complete and return to the Foundation School within the specified time frame.

In order to be considered for a Foundation School transfer, a trainee's circumstances must have changed since F1 allocation.

Trainees wishing to transfer into Severn must consult their home Foundation School in the first instance.


F2 Overseas

Severn trainees wishing to apply to undertake F2 overseas should download the relevant policy and form, complete and return to the Foundation School within the specified time frame.

GMC statement regarding Approval of Foundation Programme training outside the UK.

Further information on F2 Overseas.


Time Out of Foundation Programme (TOFP)

Severn trainees wishing to apply to take time out between F1 and F2 should download the relevant policy and form, complete and return to the Foundation School within the specified time frame.

NB – trainees applying to undertake F2 overseas DO NOT have to complete the TOFP form, only the F2 Overseas form.

May we please draw your attention to the following statement in the Foundation Programme Reference Guide

6.120  Foundation doctors, and medical students allocated to a place on the foundation programme, must act in accordance with the GMC’s guidance in Good Medical Practice on accepting posts and then refusing them, i.e. they must give the foundation school sufficient time to make suitable arrangements to meet patient and service needs. Appointees and employees are expected to meet the terms and conditions of their contract for permanent withdrawal from the foundation programme.

Please also see our Resignation Policy.