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About the Scientist Training Programme

In this section you will find everything you need to know about your time on the programme.

  • Introducing the Scientist Training Programme

    The Scientist Training Programme (STP) is a three-year programme of work-based learning, supported by a University accredited master’s degree.

  • What you can expect on the programme

    A quick overview for trainees of each of the three years of the Scientist Training Programme.

  • Your STP curriculum

    Your training programme is made up of a series of modules which are detailed in the curriculum for your specialty. Your programme combines core, rotation and specialist modules. Full details about all of your modules can be found in the Curriculum Library.

  • STP Curriculum FAQs for trainees

    A collection of commonly asked questions related to the STP curriculum.

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Scientist Training Programme Induction 2021

In this section you will find information about the STP induction for trainees due to start their training in September 2021.

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How will I be assessed?

In this section you will find information about the different types of assessment you will experience during the programme.

  • The different methods of assessment

    The STP programme, across its university and work-based components, will make significant assessment demands of you. There is a substantial amount of assessment across your three years and a real variety of different types of assessment.

  • What is work-based assessment?

    We use the term work-based assessments to refer to the range of observational, face-to-face assessment experiences that you are required to engage in across most of your modules.

  • About the Midterm Review of Progression (MRP)

    This guidance will provide STP trainees with an overview of the MRP, how and why it is used and what support is available.

  • Multi-source feedback (MSF)

    Trainees on the Scientist Training Programme are required to initiate two Multi-Source Feedback (MSF) assessments during their training – the first at around the 18-month point of their training, and the second at around the 30-month point.

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STP Final Assessment

In this section you will find details and guidance about the STP final assessment.

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STP Completion

In this section you will find details and guidance about completion of the Scientist Training Programme.

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OneFile

In this section you will find information and resource to help you become familiar with OneFile, your online e-portfolio.

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Training support

In this section you will find information and resources to support you during your time on the programme.

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Resources

In this section you will find some useful resources to help you with certain tasks.