Becoming an accredited work-based provider

Last Updated: 17th June 2021

Information for work-based providers on becoming an accredited provider.

To determine whether your department will be approved to train healthcare science trainees on the STP or HSST programmes, please complete the relevant accreditation submission form. This must be signed by your Head of Department and returned to the Accreditation team at

Notify us of any changes

If there has been any significant change since your department was first accredited, that could affect the quality of training provided, please complete a notification form and return it to the Accreditation team at

Your information will be reviewed, and we will contact you if any further action is required.

Criteria for the training officer role

From our accreditation visits we have identified that departments feel the need for more assurance around the role of the Training Officer. To help you with this, we have developed a set of criteria for the Training Officer role which is set out in the person specification.

For all departments applying for accreditation for the first time, we ask for evidence that the Training Officer meets these criteria. The form for submitting evidence is part of the application for accreditation and we have developed guidance on completing the application form.