Title

Science

Apprenticeship Standard for Healthcare Science Associate - S252

Off Site Part Time Level 4

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The Healthcare Science (HCS) associate workforce supports the work of the HCS Practitioners and Clinical Scientists in performinghigh quality, safe diagnostic, therapeutic and monitoring technical and scientif procedures fro concetion to end of life in job roles within hospitals, general practice and other settings in the healthcare sector. They perform a wide range of routine technical and scientific procedures with minimal supervision folloing specific protocols and in accordance health, safety governance and ethical requirements

Course Details

The following topics are included within the apprenticeship • Professional Practice • Personal and Professional Development • Health, Safety and Security • Quality • Technical Scientific Services • Clinical Care • Audit/Service Improvement • Research and Innovation • Leadership

Entry Guidelines

Apprentices must be in paid employment, usually 30 hours a week in a role that allows them to cover all aspects of the healthcare science apprenticeship Level 2 English and maths Individual employers may identify other relevant entry requirements.
If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144

Assessment Method

Appentices will gather evidence in a portfolio which will be evaluated by the employer and the college and assessed through a variety of methods including observation and discussions.
Achievement of the BTEC level 4 Diploma in Healthcare Science is essential to pass through the gateway to the Synoptic End Point Assessment which comprises a Vocational Competence Observation, Professional Practice Test and Professional Discussion. Overall grading will be either Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Where can I progress to?

You may be able to progress other Higher Education qualifications

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Starting 17th April 2019 - Ending - 17th April 2021REF S252K001

If you are aged 16-18:

This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

If you are aged 19 or over:

Fee : £0.00

Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2018-19. Course fees for 2019-20 will be confirmed in due course.

Starting 17th April 2020 - Ending - 17th April 2022REF S252L001

If you are aged 16-18:

This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

If you are aged 19 or over:

Fee : £0.00

Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2018-19. Course fees for 2019-20 will be confirmed in due course.


For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays 10am - 6.30pm (term time only).

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