Hello everyone!!! I am interested in pursuing a Specialty Training in Paediatrics and I have some queries. Could the training programme last less than 8 years or it is 8 years fixed? For example I have read in the website of the RCPCH that each training level could last 1-2 or 2-3 years. Is the training programme equally worthing in any Deanery or are there programmes that should be avoided? Has anyone experienced the training programme in Scotland or North East Deanery? What qualifications except from APLS and MRCPH Part 1 could give me more chances getting a National Training Number? Do I have to pass exams in order to get a NTN? Thanks a lot!!!!!