Healthcare science assistants work towards vocational qualifications, often apprenticeships are used as a training route. Healthcare science associates are commonly trained through a higher level apprenticeship, foundation degree or diploma. Many organisations are familiar with developing their wider support workforce using these education routes and already have arrangements in place. Through MSC a national learning and development framework has been developed, once implemented the modular framework will provide a national learning structure for assistants and associates with vocational awards and qualifications.

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