The College provides a range of training, curricula, assessment and examinations regulations, guidance and information for potential and current pathology trainees. This includes:
- Setting the standards for training in pathology for medical, clinical scientists and veterinary pathologists
- Issuing competency based curricula and workplace-based assesments, approved by the appropriate regulator
- Setting and administering FRCPath, Certificate, Diploma and Year 1 OSPE examinations
- Administering College Specialty Training Committees (CSTCs)
- Registering StRs (including LATS and FTSTAs) in chemical pathology, chemical pathology (metabolic medicine), diagnostic neuropathology, forensic histopathology, histopathology and medical microbiology, medical virology and paediatric and perinatal pathology
- Setting the CCT date for StRs including agreeing less than full-time training, LATs and FTSTAs, out of programme training and out of programme research
- Agreeing specialty training programmes and posts and recommending them for approval to GMC
- Registering clinical scientists in training for the FRCPath examination
- Providing a learning environment for pathology trainees (LEPT)
- Responding to initiatives about training such as Shape of Training
- Recommending individuals for the award of a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or CESR (CP)
- Recommending to GMC whether or not the training and/or qualifications and experience of pathologists applying to the specialist register under CESR is equivalent in content and duration to that required for a CCT
- Managing the sponsorship of international medical graduates for registration with the GMC.
- Providing support for training through e-learning.