Guidance for HSST trainees on exiting the programme

This guidance provides information for HSST trainees on the types of evidence that are required for exiting the programme, the process for exiting the programme and overall completion outcomes.


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.

It is your responsibility as the trainee to initiate the certification process which leads to you exiting the programme. When you are ready you must complete and submit the exit application form, which you will find on OneFile. Read through the guidance on exiting the programme, the criteria that is required and your final exit assessment, the IAPS.