The Academy for Healthcare Science has received ongoing approval as Education Provider for the Scientist Training Programme, meaning that trainees successfully completing accreditedcourses or equivalence through the Academy are eligible to apply for registration at Clinical Scientists with the Health and Care Professions Council ( )
The Academy has now formally received ongoingapproval for both the Certificate of Attainment and the Certificate of Equivalence. In particular, this includes approval for the following new programmes:
- Critical Care Science
- Clinical Pharmaceutical Science
- Reconstructive Science
The timing of the approval means that the 2014 intake to these newprogrammes will be able to follow the Certificate of Attainment programme.
- Read the approval visit report for the Certificate of Attainment
- Read the approval visit report for the Certificate of Equivalence
The Clinical Bioinformaticsprogramme is currently being considered by but has not yet received approval. This means that for trainees following this programme there is currently no route to statutory regulation as a Clinical Scientist. The likelihood is that current trainees will have to follow an equivalence process at the end of their training in order to gain eligibility to apply for registration.