STP Curriculum FAQs for trainees

Here you will find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the STP curriculum.

Can I get APL if I have already obtained a master’s in my specialism?

The master’s degree part of the programme is designed to complement the work based training and it is essential to complete both. You would need to speak directly to the particular University that is delivering the STP master’s programme to see if they will give you any exemptions.

I am having trouble setting up my rotation; who can help me?

Speak to your training officer to help find a solution. Your training officer should contact the School if they are having difficulties helping you. The Practice Education Facilitator (if there is one in your Trust) should also be able to help.

Is there a definitive date for the completion of the rotations?

Rotations should be completed before beginning specialist training. For trainees starting in 2022 onwards the rotations should be completed in the first year.

Can I obtain professional registration by completing the STP?

You will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) on completion of the STP. For anyone commencing on programme from 2018 onwards, the School’s Certificate of Completion (STPCC) will be accepted for registration purposes. For anyone commencing on programme from 2016 and 2017, the Certificate of Attainment from the Academy for Healthcare Science (AHCS) is also required along with the School’s CCSTP.

Click this link for more information about equivalence.

Last updated on 2nd February 2022