The EPA supports staff in achieving their career goals as far as they are willing and able to take them. Staff can join the trust as band two Support Workers and can complete the IBMS certificate of achievement parts 1&2 and can progress to a level four Associate Practitioner post. At band four staff can go onto complete the apprenticeship in Healthcare Science over four years to become a Biomedical Scientist.
The EPA provides in house training for those without accredited degrees. Staff can complete a funded in-house training portfolio completing ‘top-up’ modules to register with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC). For those with equivalent laboratory experience the certificate of competence can completed which is also an in-house funded training portfolio taking around twelve months to complete. After registration specialist and advanced diplomas and Masters degrees can be supported to help achieve more senior roles and higher pay banding.
To register with the HCPC you need to have the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) Certificate of Competence.
To gain the Certificate of Competence you must complete:
This is an in-house training portfolio.
Once you have obtained the Certificate of Competence you can register with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).
For information on the new Healthcare Science Practitioner Degree Apprenticeship BSc (hons) at UEA click here.
The Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) will assess the content of degrees and accredited them.
NOT ALL BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE DEGREES ARE ACCREDITED!!!
A list of accredited degree course and further information can be found on their webpage:
Without an accredited degree you will need to contact the IBMS to assess your degree. They will provide details of further academic modules that need to be studied.
Scientist Training Programme (STP) – under Modernising Scientific Career framework.
STP training is structured into 3 elements:
At the end of the STP training you receive a Certificate of Completion (CCST).
Can then apply to the Academy of Healthcare Science (AHCS) for a Certificate of Attainment.
Certificate of Attainment is required to register with HCPC as a Clinical Scientist.
Can undertake the FRCPath examinations which are required for consultant posts.
Higher Scientist Training Programme (HSST). This incorporates the FRCPath.
Successfully completion of the FRPath exams and the HSST programme will lead to the award of Certificate of Completion HSST (CCHSST) from the National Science of Healthcare Science and FRCPath from the Royal College of Pathologists.
|Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS)||firstname.lastname@example.org||https://www.ibms.org/
|Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)||email@example.com||http://www.hpc-uk.org/|
|Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath)||firstname.lastname@example.org||https://www.rcpath.org/|
|The Association for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine (ACB)||http://www.acb.org.uk/|
|Apprenticeships – general|
EWG-H-007 Last updated 28/06/22 (2)