What are the entry requirements for the ASP programme?

Here are some details about what is needed to apply to the Accredited Scientific Practice programme.

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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.

Last updated on 3rd August 2021