About the National School of Healthcare Science

As a school, we have pioneered national scientist training in the UK, producing scientists who are changing patient and clinical outcomes, contributing to multi-professional working and new ways of integrated working, and are leading in many areas of innovation and translational research within the NHS.


What we do

Find out about the different services offered and supported by the School.

  • Accreditation

    We are responsible for the accreditation and endorsement of work-based providers to deliver all School programmes. We are also responsible for the accreditation of the higher education institutions that deliver the academic element of all the programmes.

  • Curriculum

    We are responsible for School curricula including the Echocardiography, Practitioner and Scientist Training Programme (ETP, PTP and STP) and the Higher Specialist Scientist Training (HSST) programme.

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    End-Point Assessment

    We are approved by Ofqual to offer the end-point assessment for the Healthcare Science Apprenticeship Standards Levels 2, 4 and 6.

  • Training for trainers

    We provide training standards, guidance and online resources for training officers and supervisors on our training programmes.


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