Statement updated 19th May 2021
Expressions of interest process complete for 2021 recruitment
We are delighted to confirm that the Expressions of Interest process for the next cohort of the Echocardiography Training Programme is now complete. The next stage will be recruitment to these Health Education England funded posts. A total of 62 positions have been agreed nationally and around half of these will be Direct Entry with the remainder being In-service posts.
All Direct Entry positions will be recruited at a local level and advertised directly by the Trusts offering them. We anticipate that positions will be advertised on the NHS jobs website in the next few weeks. Interested candidates are advised to register on the NHS Jobs website and create an alert to inform them when the posts are live.
Statement updated 19th February 2021
Update on 2021 recruitment to the programme
The National School of Healthcare Science is delighted to announce that this year Health Education England will fund a second cohort of training posts for Echocardiographers, with an anticipated start date 1st October 2021. There will be 22 positions available this year, and we anticipate recruitment to open in May 2021.
The Echocardiography Training Programme (ETP) is an 18 month training programme that includes work-based and academic learning. Whilst on the programme trainees will complete a Post Graduate Certificate in Echocardiography, and work towards British Society of Echocardiography Adult Transthoracic Accreditation.
Trainees will be employed at a local level by an NHS Trust in England on a fixed term training contract at AfC Band 6. The programme is open to both in-service and external (direct entry) candidates, and posts will be available nationally.
A formal process of demand scoping will commence in late February, with employers asked to respond by 24th March 2021 to be considered for trainee posts.