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The FY2 generic skills teaching programme is provided to cover almost all of the of the ‘core topics’ required in the 2021 Foundation curriculum and is called FLiGHT:

FLiGHT – Foundation Learning in Generic Hot Topics

All Foundation Doctors must log a minimum of 30 hours of ‘core’ teaching (teaching specifically for Foundation Doctors) and that this should include the 15 Core Topics in the FP Curriculum (p80). There should be a further minimum of 30 hours of either more Core or else non-core teaching per training year.

NIMDTA delivers this ‘core’ teaching for FY2 doctors as the FLiGHT programme. In addition, Simulation teaching is provided within the Trusts, should be recorded on the LEARN form, and then logged as Core Learning time as well.

Although most FLiGHT teaching is delivered virtually as 2-3 hour sessions, each F2 doctor is allocated study leave for a half day (4 hours). This allows some extra private study time for activities such as reading, writing reflections and/or uploading evidence to the TURAS eportfolio personal learning log.

Constructive feedback or evaluation is a vital component of programme development and is therefore a required part of participation in the Foundation programme and attendance at FLiGHT. Positive feedback where appropriate is also helpful. Evaluation must be completed within 4 weeks of the teaching session attended in order to receive a certificate of attendance. After this period it will not be possible to be sent a certificate.

Each FLiGHT session certificate can then be uploaded as a piece of evidence to be linked to up to three relevant Foundation Professional Capabilities (FPCs). A reflection on the session will increase the weight of this evidence when considered at the ARCP.

As there are multiple opportunities throughout the year to arrange and book each module, there is no mechanism to take study leave ‘in lieu’ if a module is booked when not scheduled to be in work.


FLiGHT Booklet
FLiGHT Timetable 2023-24

What is Learn HSCNI, and how will it be used for my FLiGHT Teaching?

You have been registered on Learn HSCNI –

This platform will be used by you to view talks and access useful documents for FLiGHT Teaching, in the form of pre-reading, additional recorded talks or materials used live during the teaching, for example.

We would urge you to note & remember your log in details.

You will be able to access Learn HSCNI by following this link: LearnHSCNI | Sign in. Please log in and look for the Course FLiGHT to access this material.

If you experience any difficulties in accessing your account please do not hesitate to contact us directly by emailing 

Please see some helpful guidance below.

Core & Non-Core Guide
UKFPO Description of Core & Non-Core Teaching 2021