Participating in the programmes


What are the benefits of being part of this project?

Development of the healthcare science workforce and filling current workforce gaps. The funding offers the opportunity to establish career pathways into healthcare science and to up-skill multi professionals to increase the diagnostic workforce contributing to the improvement and delivery of services to benefit patients.


Supervision requirements

All trainees must have a clinical supervisor who will oversee the training and supervisors in each placement/rotation.

Clinical Supervisor

A Clinical Supervisor is appropriately trained and responsible for overseeing a specified trainee’s work and providing developmental feedback. This role requires appropriate assessment skills. Clinical Supervisors will support trainees to identify opportunities for learning in the workplace and provide supervision of the trainee on a day-to-day basis, identifying if the trainee requires additional support. Clinical Supervisors are involved in and contribute to a work-based learning culture.

The Clinical Supervisor should meet any educational provider requirements to ensure the overall training programme meets the appropriate standard, monitor the trainee’s progress throughout the training programme and seek feedback for review meetings

Placement Supervisors

All Placement Supervisors should meet with the trainee at the start of a placement/rotation to agree learning outcomes, training and support. They should then meet with the trainee regularly as agreed with the clinical supervisor to provide interim feedback and support.


Criteria departments need to meet to apply for the funding

  • Training programme within the workplace will offer experiential learning opportunities.
  • Clinical supervision is required for the full training period.
  • Training plans must be in place for the full training period, including placements where appropriate.
  • Both employer and trainee(s) will agree to participate in any evaluation exercises (examples may include interviews and evaluation surveys).
  • Clinical supervisors and assessors should have appropriate experience and qualifications.
  • Potential trainees must meet eligibility criteria and education entry requirements for the programme.
  • It is recommended that one day per week is given as study time throughout the programme to contribute towards assignment writing and evidence collection, in addition to time spent attending lectures and tutorials.
  • It is anticipated that trainees will start the training programme in September/October 2023.

Preparing expressions of interest

Before putting in expressions of interest, departments must have:

  • identified suitable candidates interested in completing the programme
  • agreed their application both with their Head of Department
  • agreed their application with  their Finance Business partner

Evaluation criteria

The following criteria will be applied to assess expressions of interest. Expressions of interest will be reviewed by an evaluation panel. During the evaluation of bids, a member of the evaluation panel may contact the lead employer/system lead for clarification.

Evaluation criteria Weighting
EV1 Employer has experience in training in Respiratory and/or Sleep Science Pass/Fail
EV2 Employer commits to employing trainee for the full training period Pass/Fail
EV3 Trainee will have appropriate access to online learning, equipment and a suitable environment for learning Pass/Fail
EV4 Employer commits to meeting the off the job training requirements Pass/Fail
EV5 Clinical supervision is available for the full training period Pass/Fail
EV6 Outline a training plan for the full training period outlining all opportunities and activities to meet requirements of the learning outcomes 50%
EV7 Provide a supporting statement demonstrating how the training post aligns with service provision 50%
Total 100%