Less Than Full Time Training (LTFT)
Less than full time (LTFT)
also known as flexible training
STFS manages trainees across two deaneries: KSS and London. Each deanery has different administrative and funding arrangements in place for LTFT (also referred to as Flexible) training. The appropriate arrangements will depend on which deanery an employing trust is affiliated to.
Slot-sharing tends to provide the most effective means of meeting educational needs and must be explored before alternative options are considered. In slot-sharing two trainees share one full-time post and the out-of-hours is managed between them. Each doctor is paid as an individual trainee. LTFT trainees must work a minimum of 50% to ensure educational approval. Trainees should not normally be permitted to engage in any other paid employment whilst undertaking flexible training. However, there will be occasions when short notice additional duties are required in order to deliver a service to patients and LTFT may undertake extra duties to assist colleagues, as this is professional behaviour.
It may be possible for STFS to review other applications in order to identify a potential slot-share partner. Once successfully allocated to STFS, applicants considering applying for LTFT/flexible training should contact one of the STFS managers via email@example.com in the first instance so that they can provide appropriate information/advice.
Details of the LTFT/flexible training arrangements for each deanery can be found at the links below. (Details of which deanery each trust is affiliated with are available at http://www.stfs.org.uk/trusts.)
KSS Deanery: http://kssdeanery.org/ltft-training
London Deanery: http://www.londondeanery.ac.uk/var/flexible-training