Different to STP equivalence?

The Academy of Healthcare Science (AHCS) runs an equivalence scheme based on a set of standards that are linked to those obtained on the formal STP. The principle is that you must demonstrate equivalence to the range of learning achieved during STP.

Once again a portfolio of evidence must be submitted to the AHCS that demonstrates how you meet these standards. If this is satisfactory you will be called to assessment interview after which, if successful, you will be awarded a “Certificate of Equivalence” from the Academy for Healthcare Science. This also confers eligibility to apply to join the HCPC register of Clinical Scientists. (which will allow you to work as a Clinical Scientist).