Guidance

Apprenticeship standard levels

Last Updated: 13th October 2020

Read through the specific details of the different standard levels.

Healthcare Science Assistant - Level 2 standard

The Healthcare Science Assistant (HCSA) support workforce contributes to safe patient care across all care pathways from conception to end of life in job roles within hospitals, general practice and other settings in the healthcare sector and across all areas of healthcare science.

Healthcare Science Associate - Level 4 standard

The Healthcare Science (HCS) Associate workforce supports the work of HCS Practitioners and Clinical Scientists in performing high quality, safe diagnostic, therapeutic and monitoring technical and scientific procedures from conception to end of life in job roles within hospitals, general practice and other settings in the healthcare sector and across all areas of HCS.

Healthcare Science Practitioner - Level 6 standard

Healthcare Science (HCS) Practitioners (HCSPs) fulfil a common occupational role. They work independently and as part of a team providing HCS scientific and technical services within HCS Divisions in Life Science, Physiological Science, or Physical Science, with the specific focus of work determined by the area/department within which they work.