Our Role in Education & Training

The AHCS as an approved education provider for STP

The Academy for Healthcare Science is an HCPC-approved Education Provider for two programmes:

  • Certificate of Attainment. This is awarded on successful completion of an STP programme where trainees have an MSc certificate from an MSC-accredited HEI and a Certificate of Completion of Scientific Training (CCST) from the NSHCS.
  • Certificate of Equivalence. When equivalence is awarded by the AHCS on successful demonstration of equivalence to the output of the STP programme.

On award of the Certificate of Attainment or the Certificate of Equivalence individuals are eligible to apply for registration with the HCPC with the protected title “Clinical Scientist”. The Association of Clinical Scientists (ACS) is also an HCPC-approved education provider for training leading to eligibility to apply to HCPC for registration as a Clinical Scientist.

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