Introducing the Clinical Trials Specialist Degree Apprenticeship

This apprenticeship has recently been approved for delivery, and is a great opportunity for those looking to enter the pharmaceutical industry.

Clinical Trials Degree Apprenticeship

University of Kent have been part of the trailblazer group for this new degree apprenticeship, working with some amazing employers and subject specialist trainers, including Clinical Professionals Ltd. The programme will be available to register for from spring, and it is a very exciting development in the pharmaceutical industry.

The aim of this degree apprenticeship is to improve the skills of those in the field, as well as attracting new staff. It is suitable for those working in teams that focus on the delivery and execution of Phase I-IV clinical trials.

Apprentices will mainly be office-based, but may travel to sites such as hospitals, pharmacology units, and General Practitioners in order to conduct monitoring activities. Throughout the programme, apprentices will learn invaluable skills for working in Clinical Trials.

Clinical Trials Specialists have responsibilities such as:

  • acting as site monitor on assigned studies;
  • producing high-quality documentation (e.g. site monitoring visit reports, site agreements, risk-based monitoring plans, meeting minutes, risk/mitigation, and action logs);
  • providing support to Clinical Project Managers;
  • maintaining study tracking systems.
Clinical Trials Specialist
The Clinical Trials Specialist programme is invaluable for those wishing to work in pharmaceuticals

Apprentices without Level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the endpoint assessment. Apprentices must be employed to study a degree apprenticeship.

At Kent, we have an experienced team with a wealth of expertise in apprenticeships, health and science. We can provide advice and support on all aspects of the process from advertising the vacancy and funding to workplace monitoring and end-point assessment requirements. Our award-winning blended learning approach, combining e-learning and block teaching, allows your apprentices to thrive in the workplace while gaining a degree.

For more information about the Clinical Trials Specialist Degree Apprenticeship, please contact