To apply to the ASP programme you must have sponsorship from your healthcare science services employer. Employer sponsors are responsible for approving a trainee’s enrolment on the programme based on their existing qualifications and experience. We will not enforce or undertake independent checks of any qualifications, experience or pre-requisites suggested in an ASP programme aim. Employer sponsors may wish to have a separate training agreement in place with a trainee and should be guided by their Trust or institutions local training and development processes.
Your employer is responsible for supporting you throughout the ASP process. This includes:
- funding the programme
- appointing a suitably qualified training officer
- working with you to create a training plan
- monitoring progress against the training plan
Your employer must arrange any external placements that are required and ensure that you have adequate protected time to complete the programme in a timely manner.
Once you become a trainee you are responsible for developing a training plan with your training officer and completing the work required by the programme in a timely manner.