AHCS Standards of Education and Training

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

The Academy for Healthcare Science approves education providers for the Modernising Scientific Careers (MSC) Practitioner Training Programmes (PTP). It does this by delegating the task of accrediting Higher Education Institutions (HEI) offering PTP programmes to the National School for Healthcare Science (NSHCS), who undertake the accreditation proceess against the Academy 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 review 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 undergraduate degree programmes align with, and are mapped to, these SETs, the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Standards of Education and Training and relevant Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) subject statements.