The different methods of assessment

Across its university and work-based components, the STP makes significant assessment demands.


Below we outline the different forms of assessment that take place in the workplace and additionally the independent final assessment, managed by the School and independent of both the university and the workplace.

Work-based assessments

The School uses the term ‘work-based assessments’ to refer to the range of assessed workplace-based training activities and observational, face-to-face assessment experiences that trainees are required to engage in, across most modules, throughout their training.

Detailed guidance about how to complete work-based assessments is provided in the NSHCS work-based assessment standards.

Multi-Source Feedback

Trainees are required to initiate two Multi-Source Feedback assessments during training. The first at around the 18-month point of  training and the second at around the 30-month point.

Final assessment

The final assessment takes place in the summer of a trainee’s third year on the programme. It assesses a trainee’s readiness to practise as a newly-qualified, threshold-entry Clinical Scientist as defined by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Standards of Proficiency for a Clinical Scientist.

Last updated on 24th April 2024