Online learning

About RCGP eLearning

The RCGP, in collaboration with a range of private, public and not for profit partners, has developed over 70 online courses to support CPD and revalidation. The elearning courses span the entire RCGP curriculum, and are thoroughly peer-reviewed and quality assured, to guarantee they meet the highest standard.

The intended audience for our elearning materials are GPs and primary healthcare professionals, GP Specialty Trainees and GP Educators. Courses can be taken at any time, to fit your schedule, and when successfully completed, you will receive an eCertificate for your appraisal portfolio. 

RCGP Essential Knowledge Update Programme

The Essential Knowledge Update (EKU) Programme offers a comprehensive programme of high quality, interactive educational modules that highlight new evidence and guidance of relevance to clinical practice, over a 6 months period. The programme helps users to keep up-to-date with their continuing professional development, testing existing knowledge and highlighting learning and service needs. Each EKU is accompanied by an Essential Knowledge Challenge (EKC); an online applied knowledge test.


Below, you will view a list of all our elearning courses, available to RCGP members, non members and other primary healthcare professionals. For more information email our eLearning team

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Skin Infections

An eLearning course on skin infections. This course is FREE to all primary healthcare professionals.

Suicide Prevention

This hour long course consists of two modules. The first gives a background to the scale of the problem of suicide and what the home nations are doing to address it. The second takes a case-based approach to suicide prevention strategies and highlights resources which are useful in mitigating the risk of suicide.

This course is FREE to all primary healthcare professionals based in the UK.

Alcohol Management in Primary Care - Level 1

This course builds on the information presented in the Alcohol: Identification and Brief Advice course. It covers the physical and mental health problems associated with problem drinking. This forms part of the RCGP Certificate in the Management of Alcohol Problems in primary Care Level 1

Annual Review of Competency Progression – Introduction and Refresher

It is recommended that Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP) panel members should receive training and regular updates, to ensure consistency and maintain quality and standards. This course will guide panel members, trainees and trainers through the ARCP process.

This course is FREE to all primary healthcare professionals in the UK.

Autism in General Practice

An e-Learning course on autism in general practice. This course is FREE to RCGP members, Associates-in-Training and available on subscription to others.

Bloating & Other Abdominal Symptoms. Could it be Ovarian Cancer?

This course covers the presentation and diagnosis of ovarian cancer in primary care through the use of case studies. After completing this course you should be more confident in deciding when to assess women with bloating and other abdominal symptoms for ovarian cancer. This course is FREE to all primary health care professionals in the UK.

Bowel Cancer Screening - The Essentials

An e-Learning course on Bowel Cancer Screening – The Essentials. This course is FREE to all primary healthcare professionals in the UK.

Brain Tumours in Children

This course on Brain Tumours in Children will enable you to more confidently diagnose brain tumours in children and to understand that presenting symptoms may vary according to the age of the child. This course is FREE to RCGP Members and Associates in Training. Non members can purchase access to the course.

Breast Cancer Screening - The Essentials

An e-Learning course on Breast Cancer Screening – The Essentials. This course is FREE to all primary healthcare professionals in the UK.

Cervical Screening Update

This update is for primary care and other professionals caring for women undergoing cervical screening. This course is FREE to RCGP members, Associates in Training and available on subscription to others.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health

An e-learning course on child and adolescent mental health. This course is FREE to all primary healthcare professionals in the UK.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

An e-learning course on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. This course is FREE to all primary health care professionals.

Commissioning Care in the Last Years of Life

An e-Learning course on commissioning: commissioning care in the Last Years of Life. This course is FREE to RCGP members, Associates-in-Training and is available on subscription to others.

Commissioning: Improving Patient Journeys

An e-learning course on improving referrals quality in general practice. This course is FREE to RCGP members, Associates-in-Training and available on subscription to others.

Commissioning Social Prescribing and Community Development

An e-Learning course on commissioning: social prescribing and community development. This course is FREE to RCGP members, Associates-in-Training and available on subscription to others.

Commissioning: What is it… and what’s my role?

An e-learning course that introduces clinically-led commissioning. This course is FREE to RCGP members, Associates-in-Training and is available on subscription to others.

Drugs Identification and Harm Reduction

An e-Learning course on drugs misuse in general practice. This course is FREE to all primary healthcare professionals.

Drugs - Management of Drug Misuse Level 1

An e-Learning course on management of drug misuse in general practice. This course is FREE to all primary healthcare professionals.

Early Diagnosis of Cancer

The Early Diagnosis of Cancer e-learning course highlights the importance of recognising cancer in its early stages and the essential role of the GP in identifying common delays. This course is FREE to RCGP members and available for purchase to other healthcare professionals.

Early Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer in General Practice

An e-Learning course on early diagnosis of prostate cancer in general practice. This course is FREE to all primary healthcare professionals in the UK.

Essential Knowledge Update and Challenge Programme

Essential Knowledge Updates and Challenges are FREE to all RCGP Members, Associates and AiTs as part of the RCGP membership benefit package. Non-members can purchase an annual EKU subscription which includes the two most recent Updates and the two most recent Challenges.

Gambling Disorders in General Practice

This Gambling Disorders course enables you to identify and manage patients with problem gambling. This course is FREE to RCGP members, Associates-in-Training and available on subscription to others.

Hepatitis B and C: Detection, Diagnosis and Management

This course forms part of the RCGP Part 1 Certificate in the Detection, Diagnosis and Management of Hepatitis B and C in Primary Care. This course is FREE to all primary health care professionals.

HPV - The Essentials

An e-Learning course on HPV – The Essentials. This course is FREE to all primary healthcare professionals in the UK.

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies

An e-learning course on improving access to psychological therapies for people with common mental health conditions. This course is FREE to RCGP members, Associates-in-Training and available on subscription to others.

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