Exceptional extenuating circumstances policy

Last Updated: 28th October 2020

The policy details the process which STP and HSST trainees can follow to apply for changes to their training programme, if exceptional extenuating circumstances arise.

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This policy details the process which STP and HSST trainees can follow to apply for changes to their training programme, if exceptional extenuating circumstances arise.

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This policy applies to all trainees on the Scientist Training Programme (STP) and Higher Specialist Scientific Training (HSST) in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

This policy provides a process through which trainees can apply for changes to their training programme if exceptional extenuating circumstances arise which could include:

  • Additional time to complete the training
  • Deferral of training
  • Step off training
  • Career break