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29/04/2019 - Bulletin article

You can find out everything you need to know about CPD in the May Bulletin. You can find us on page 27 if you click here. 


17/04/2019 - e-Portfolio will be decommissioned in 4 months 

The last batch of anaesthetists in training will move over to the Lifelong Learning platform this August 2019. We advise all anaesthetists in training to download their e-Portfolio onto a few different devices, as the Training e-Portfolio will be decommissioned at the end of August 2019. If you have used the e-portfolio as a previous anaesthetist in training, please also ensure you download an offline version of your e-Portfolio record from the ‘view portfolio’ section. The College will not hold a copy of the e-Portfolio and will be unable to retrieve entries after the above date. You can find a step by step guide on how to download your portfolio via this link

This message has been emailed out to all our past and present e-Portfolio users. 


March 2019 Bulletin

Chris Kennedy, our CPD and Revalidation Co-Ordinator has written about our first steps on integrating CPD diary into the Lifelong Learning platform. If you would like to read this article please click here.

11/01/2018 - Offline Logbook Functionality

We are currently in the process of developing the offline functionality for our Logbook. Click here to find out more about this feature.


13/11/2018 - Release 1.0.12

Release 1.0.12 is now live on the platform. This includes issues such as recent assessors, personal activities within CUT forms, logbook and 29 others. The release notes can be found here.


23/10/2018 - A new YouTube video on Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP) is now live!

Dr Ian Whitehead has demonstrated how to create an ARCP and how to complete an Outcome form in this video. He has shown the point of view of a School admin, panel chair and panel member. You can vide our videos by clicking here.


15/10/2018 - A new guide on how to recall and return assessments

After the release of 1.0.10 users can now recall and return assessments into a draft format. Click here for the simple how-to guide. 


11/10/2018 - Release 1.0.10

Another release has taken place on the platform. We have improved on 12 different areas. To review the release notes please click here. 


05/10/2018 - ACCS curriculum on the Lifelong Learning platform. 

The team has created a table that outlines the ACCS curriculum and where to find it on the platform. To access this document please click here. 


01/10/2018 - A simple guide for new users

We have created a simple guide for first-time users of the Lifelong Learning platform. You can access the guide by clicking here.


12/09/2018 - Release 1.0.8

We are planning to go ahead with another release today from 14:30 for a short period of time. Once the release is live, a summary will be available here

Apologies for any inconvenience. 


29/08/2018 - New video on Youtube

We have uploaded a new video on how to upload existing completion of unit (CUT) forms on the Lifelong Learning platform. You can watch the video by click here.


16/08/2018 – Release notes 10.0.5            

We are aware that users have been experiencing problems with parts of the platform. The team are working very hard to fix all the issues with our developers. Some of the areas that we worked on last week include word count limits on assessments, admin roles, assessing dashboard and linking activities to the curriculum. You can find the full list here.

Thank you for your patience and understanding while we work on these releasing fixes to the site.


01/08/2018 – Lifelong Learning is now live!

There are now over 11,000 members who have access to the new Lifelong Learning platform.

If you are a registered CT1, ST3 and ST5 starter and you haven't received your account, email with your full name, CRN and School of Anaesthesia. 


09/07/2018 – July Bulletin 

This month’s Bulletin includes an article on the transition plan, key features and the future of Lifelong Learning by RCoA Director of Education, Training and Examinations, Russell Ampofo and RCoA Technology Strategy Programme Director, Aaron Woods. Click here to view page 26 of the Bulletin. 


18/06/2018 – Lifelong Learning videos 

The new Lifelong Learning videos are now published on YouTube. Click here to view the playlist. 


18/05/2018 – e-Portfolio download

You can now download an offline version of your e-Portfolio account. We strongly recommend that all users (who use/have used the site as an anaesthetist in training) ensure that they have a copy of their e-Portfolio downloaded before August 2019. 

How to download your e-Portfolio


21/02/2018 – Local arrangements for moving to the Lifelong Learning Platform

All school leads have been contacted about the option of moving their users over to the platform at a defined date (after August 2018). If you have any questions about this, please talk to your Regional Advisor Anaesthesia, Head of School, or Programme Director. A 'frequently asked questions' (FAQ) document will be added to the site soon. 


08/02/2018 - Lifelong Learning platform

The Lifelong Learning Platform is expected to go live in August 2018. The following users will have accounts created at this point:

  • New CT1s
  • New ST3s
  • New ST5s
  • MTI and career grade doctors
  • All trainers

After go live in August 2018, new accounts will be created for all other anaesthetists in training on the new platform once they have notified the College that they have commenced their next respective level of training eg intermediate, higher (receipt of registration forms for CT1s and ST3s, and Intermediate Level Training Certificates for ST5s will be taken as notification of this).