The Part II Training Scheme to ACS (Association of Clinical Scientists) assessment via Route 1 and Route 2

Route 1 is followed by those who have completed the IPEM Part I training Scheme (which is no longer taking new trainees).

Route 2 is for those who have not followed a formal training programme but have a minimum of six years’ postgraduate experience, including at least three years in supervised clinical science practice e.g who have completed a PhD and gained their supervised experience in a role with a strong research and development component.

NB:  This is in the process of changing and a six year limit is no longer applicable from 1 March 2017 according to the ACS.  (see ACS news release here)

IPEM is committed to supporting Route 1 and Route 2 trainees to ACS assessment by offering the Part II training route.  Successful assessment results in the award of the ACS Certificate of Attainment, which the candidate can then present to the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) in order to gain registration.

See our Position Statement on Routes to Scientist Registration here.

If you are working in a relevant post and would like to apply to join the Part II training scheme to achieve ACS assessment please complete this form to enrol.   We will find an External Advisor to help mentor you through your training.  You can decide how much of their help you would like.

Your application should include a CV, job description and a training plan showing how you will achieve the ACS (Association of Clinical Scientists) competences .  The ACS website has a very useful page of frequently asked questions    

There is no charge for enrolment on Part II training but trainees must be Associate members of IPEM.

If you have any queries or experience any problems downloading the documents please contact

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