AHCS Standards of Education and Training
Details of the AHCS Standards of Education and Training for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programmes managed by the National School of Healthcare Science.
The Academy for Healthcare Science approves education providers for the Practitioner Training Programmes () and the Higher Specialist Scientist Training Programmes ( ). It does this by delegating the task of accrediting Higher Education Institutions ( ) offering and programmes to the National School of Healthcare Science ( ), who undertake the accreditation process against the Academy’s Standards of Education and Training (SETs) below.
The Academy quality assures the accreditation process undertaken by theby observing a sample of accreditation visits and desk-based activity. Where the accreditation process is undertaken by the Academy directly, a senior member of AHCS staff, normally the Head of Accreditation is a member of the accreditation panel.
Outcomes of all quality assurance activities are reported to the AHCS Education, Training and Standards Committee for consideration.
The overarching requirement is that undergraduate degree programmes align with, and are mapped to, these SETs and the relevant parts of the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education’s () Quality Code.