Clinical Technologist Training Scheme
Clinical technologist is not a protected title, and can be used by those working in a relevant post.
There are several routes to training as a Clinical Technologist:
- The Clinical Technologist Training Scheme, operated by IPEM
- Healthcare science practitioner degree apprenticeship
- The Practitioner Training Programme (PTP), operated by the National School of Healthcare Science
To enrol on the Technologist Training Scheme you will need:
- At least two A levels, (preferably three) including a science subject
- A minimum of a level four qualification in a relevant subject leading to a level 6 qualification at the end of your training
On enrolment of the Clinical Technologist Training Scheme, each trainee creates a bespoke training plan with their training centre coordinator and supervisor.
Moderators assess a trainees progress against the plan, through informal and assessed visits, with a Direct Observation of Practical Skills towards the end of the first year. Then a final assessment at the end of the second year is undertaken through a compiled portfolio of work and viva voce examination.
Our Clinical Technologist Training Scheme (TTS) offers:
- a robust, externally validated education and training framework for clinical technologists
- recognised, formal clinical technologist training, within the core scopes of practice, ensuring a workforce fit to practice
- access to registration on the Register of Clinical Technologists (RCT)
- a route for clinical technologists practicing outside of the core scopes of practice to achieve an IPEM diploma in clinical technology
Details on how to become an accredited centre, or to see which centres are currently accredited.