IAPS – Important dates for 2021

Last Updated: 14th December 2020

These are the important dates for the Independent Assessment of Professional Skills (IAPS) final examination for HSST trainees.

Physical, Physiological and BioInformatics HSSTs in your final year

The IAPS will take place:

  • Week commencing – Monday 10th May 2021
  • Week commencing – Monday 6th December 2021

To be able to sit the IAPS assessment you will need to submit a showcase of your OneFile evidence. This means that all Standards of Proficiency must have been signed off by your Workplace Supervisor, three months prior to the assessment. Therefore, if you are considering siting the IAPS in May 2021, you will need to have full sign off on OneFile by Wednesday 10th February 2021. Please meet with your workplace supervisor to discuss with them the most appropriate time to undertake the IAPS and plan accordingly.

Please also note that you can now submit your showcase, and apply for IAPS, prior to submission of your Research Project thesis to allow for extra flexibility in the process.

Guidance on the stages of the IAPS and how to book your assessment

Detailed guidance on the various stages of the IAPS is available below, together with guidance on how to book your assessment and preparing for the different components.