Standard of the week – Healthcare Science Associate

13 March, 2024

The Level 4 Healthcare Science Associate apprenticeship standard has been approved for delivery since 31st October 2016.

The Healthcare Science (HCS) Associate workforce supports the work of HCS Practitioners and Clinical Scientists in performing high quality, safe diagnostic, therapeutic and monitoring technical and scientific procedures from conception to end of life in job roles within hospitals, general practice and other settings in the healthcare sector and across all areas of HCS. They perform a wide range of routine technical and scientific procedures, with minimal supervision, within one of the Divisions in HCS, following specific protocols and in accordance with health, safety, governance and ethical requirements. The clinical scientific environment determines the context of the HCS Associate work/role.

There are currently 16 registered training providers for this standard.

From 1st August 2023, the Department for Education has merged RoATP (Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers) and RoEPAO (Register of End Point Assessment Organisations) and is now called APAR (Apprenticeship Provider and Assessment Register).

You access information about applying to the APAR as an apprenticeship training provider.

You can access the Level 4 Healthcare Science Associate apprenticeship standard here.