Introduction to Equivalence

Equivalence exists when the outcomes of two processes are directly comparable even though the paths to achieving them are different. When equivalence is shown to exist between a new qualification and the qualification or experience an individual already has, repeated education or training becomes unnecessary.


The AHCS has developed equivalence assessment processes for Healthcare Science practitioners, scientists and higher specialist and scientists who have undertaken training, hold qualifications and/or have considerable professional experience, and who wish to show that these are equivalent to the relevant training programme accredited by the National School of Healthcare Science..