Education & Training

AHCS Standards of Education and Training for MSC Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programmes.

The Academy for Healthcare Science approves Modernising Scientific Careers (MSC) education providers for the following programmes:

  • Practitioner Training Programmes (PTP);
  • Scientist Training Programmes (STP); and
  • Higher Specialist Scientist Training (HSST).

See here for details of all possible career pathways for Modernised Scientific Careers programmes:

The Academy delegates the task of accrediting Higher Education Institutions (HEI) offering MSC programmes to the National School of Healthcare Science (NSHCS), which undertakes the accreditation process against the Academy’s Standards of Education and Training (SETs) below.

The Academy quality assures the accreditation process undertaken by the NSHCS by observing a sample of accreditation visits, sitting on the panel that reviews accreditation outcomes and through its membership of the Health Education England (HEE) Healthcare Science Implementation Group (HCS ING) Education and Training Scrutiny Group (ETSG).

The overarching requirement is that programmes align with and are mapped to these SETs, to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) SETs at STP level, and to the relevant Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) subject statements.

Read the AHCS Standards of Education and Training for MSC Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programmes.