Diploma of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (DFSRH)
The Diploma of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health (DFSRH) is a learning package using theoretical and practical assessments to enable the holder to demonstrate that they have the knowledge and skills required to manage community sexual and reproductive health consultations. It covers the breadth of sexual and reproductive health.
The DFSRH was formerly known as the DFFP (Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning). The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health is one of the faculties of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
As of January 2014, nurses are able to gain the Diploma (NDFSRH) and become Nurse Diplomate Members of the FSRH.
DFSRH training involves three stages:
- All candidates for the diploma (or letters of competence; LoCs) will have to pass a new online assessment (e-knowledge assessment; eKA)
- Course of 5 (five hours of small group workshops)
- Clinical experience and assessment (practical sessions in a clinical situation)
Prior to attending a Course of 5 you must have passed the eKA and satisfied the pre-entry requirements for the DFSRH. To find out more about the entry requirements, see the Training Requirements for the Diplomate Assessment of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (opens PDF).
- Two years between an eKA pass and the start of the Course of 5
- Two years between the Course of 5 and the award of the FSRH Diploma
- Three years between eKA pass and the award of the FSRH Diploma
Where an application does not meet these requirements further training will be required prior to certification.
For more information about SRH training in Camden, Islington, Brent and Hillingdon please contact:
Margaret Pyke Centre
44 Wicklow Street
London WC1X 9HL
Telephone: 020 3317 5471
Fax: 020 7580 7432