About the Practitioner Training Programme
This section provides details about the PTP, how to apply to the programme and support information.
The PTP aims to provide science based, patient centred skills and knowledge in an area of healthcare science to enable learners to fulfil the function of a Healthcare Science Practitioner.
Admission to the PTP is handled by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
Find out which universities offer the BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science Degree.
What should a PTP trainee do if they need support with their training?
PTP Curriculum Review Consultation
Information about the curriculum review consultation that aims to improve the PTP.
We need your feedback on the introduction of new principles to guide the Practitioner Training Programme.
This report looks into the strengths and weaknesses of the Practitioner Training Programme and what improvements can be made.
In this section you will find some useful resources relating to the PTP.
Meet some of our PTP trainees and find out about life on the programme.
Meet our PTP trainees, and hear their thoughts about life on the PTP.
Information relating to the PTP during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Information for PTP students relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The National School of Healthcare Science, Institute of Biomedical Science and Royal College of Pathologists have worked collaboratively with NHSE/I to develop a framework for the completion of training to support COVID-19 LAMP testing.