What do I achieve when I successfully demonstrate Equivalence?

The Certificate of Equivalence confers eligibility to apply for appropriate registration:

  • For individuals applying at practitioner programme level equivalence (PTPE), it provides eligibility to apply to join the AHCS register;
  • For individuals applying at scientist programme level equivalence (STPE), it provides eligibility to apply for statutory regulation with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Clinical Scientist – a legally-protected title;
  • For individuals applying at higher specialist scientist programme level equivalence (HSSE), it provides eligibility to apply to join the AHCS Register.