This programme follows the Modernising Scientific Careers (MSC) Healthcare Science Practitioner Training Programme (PTP) curriculum and is delivered using a day-release method, where you are based on campus between one and three days each week during term time (October to December and February to May) to attend lectures and practical sessions or workshops.
Delivery is offered in a flexible duration of 3-6 years, with each stage of the programme taking 1 or 2 years, depending on the learner (defined in the Individual Learning Plan and reviewed annually). The cohort is open to all employers.
All requirements of the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) apprenticeship standards for entry and off the job learning (OJL) will be met.
Choose from six apprenticeship courses in Healthcare Science:
You will be taught via traditional lectures, interactive laboratory and simulation practicals, computing sessions, seminars, workshops, verbal presentations and posters, group work, case-based learning, directed learning, and research project supervision.
You will be assessed using a combination of formative and summative assignments throughout the degree and the apprenticeship. You are required to complete the PTP portfolio during your time in the workplace collecting evidence of your progressive development.
Life Science students will also complete the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) registration portfolio to enable them to be eligible to apply for Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration to practice as a Biomedical Scientist.
A combination of core and optional modules depending on discipline:
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
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The programme is work based and, as such, is subject to the apprentice being employed by an organisation throughout the duration of the programme. The employer must confirm apprentices comply with the apprentice eligibility criteria including funding requirements.
We would require successful completion of an Access to Higher Education course that is accredited by the Quality Assurance Agency. We would also require a minimum of grade C in GCSE in Mathematics and English Language or equivalent.
If English is not your first language, we require a minimum of IELTS 7.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 6.0 in each element.
To search for apprenticeships offered by employers in your area go to: gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship
Larger organisations can use their apprenticeship levy and government top-up to pay tuition and professional fees of higher apprenticeships. For smaller employers, the government pays 95%, with the remainder co-invested by the business.
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This information was correct at the time of publication.
Completion of the degree apprenticeship with enable learners to be eligible for professional registration and suitability for employment as a Healthcare Science Practitioner or Biomedical Scientist (BMS). For Life Sciences, learners will complete the IBMS registration portfolio to enable eligibility to apply to be on the HCPC register.
The EPA is a synoptic assessment that learners need to successfully complete and pass in order to complete the apprenticeship. The EPA is integrated into a final stage module and is made up of three elements: Readiness to Practice Test, Professional Discussion and a Research Project Presentation. Learners will need to successfully complete all aspects of assignments in this module including the EPA in order to complete the course.
This course is accredited by the following bodies: