Guidance

Guidance on booking and preparing for the IAPS

Last Updated: 17th September 2020

Booking your IAPS event

Trainees may book their IAPS event following acceptance of their application for exit from the programme.  As part of their application for exit, trainees must submit a showcase containing separate evidence that demonstrates their practice at consultant clinical scientist (CCS) level on each of the 5 GSP domains and which form the umbrella domains of the Higher Specialist Scientist Standards of Proficiency (HSS SoPs).

Process for booking your IAPS event

When your showcase evidence has been approved, you will receive an email with details for booking your IAPS event.

There will be two IAPS events delivered each year: May and December.  The number of days will be dependent on the expected number of trainees. Once you have selected the period, the exact date of your particular IAPS event will be emailed to you together with attendance details.

When selecting the period during which you wish to sit your IAPS, please ensure you have considered other events for which you may need to attend e.g. your research project viva.  Once you have booked your IAPS event, any changes will need to be submitted via the IAPS exceptional arrangements policy.  The School acknowledges that unforeseen events may occur near the time of the IAPS requiring a deferment. These are considered under the IAPS mitigating circumstances policy.