Exiting the HSST programme

Last Updated: 18th May 2021

Given the bespoke nature of the HSST programme, evidence of successful completion will vary depending on the pathway taken through the five year programme.

All trainees are eligible to apply to exit from the programme within a 15 month window. This starts 3 months prior to the fifth anniversary of enrolment onto the programme and up to a year afterwards. Time out of training for parental leave (statutory) or other circumstances, agreed via the School’s Exceptional Extenuating Circumstances (EEC) policy, should be accounted for when working out the 15 month window.

You must email the School to let us know that you are ready to exit the programme. When the School receives this email an exit application form will be assigned to your OneFile e-portfolio for completion.

It is your responsibility as the trainee to initiate the certification process which leads to you exiting the programme. When you are ready to begin this process the guidance below will help you with:

  • a step-by-step process for exciting
  • types of evidence required to exit

You should also read the IAPS guidance for your final assessment.