Scientist Training Programme webinar

National School of Healthcare Science

Thursday 28 January 2021 at 2-3pm.
Online event.

The Scientist Training Programme (STP) is a three year programme of work-based learning, usually within the NHS, supported by a University accredited master’s degree. Suitable for Biomedical Engineering students looking to work within the NHS.

The webinar on Thursday 28 January, 2-4pm is for anyone interested in applying to the 2021 Scientist Training Programme. Visit the National School of Healthcare Science website to join this webinar.

The STP is for well-qualified science graduates with a passion for science and patient care, and with the motivation, behaviours and values needed for the NHS of the future.

As a trainee you will be employed in a scientific department, normally in the NHS (or in some cases by an NHS private partner or a private healthcare provider), for a three-year training period. During this time, you will complete

  • a part-time master’s degree (fully funded)
  • a programme of workplace training, using an e-portfolio
  • a final assessment of competence

The training post is salaried at NHS Agenda for Change Band 6 (currently approximately £31k). On graduating, you would be eligible for statutory Clinical Scientist registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and would be able to apply for Clinical Scientist roles in the Health Service.

The curriculum for the programme is comprised of a series of core and scientific modules. Each of these modules is made up of two parts

  • Academic learning delivered and assessed in the university
  • Work-based learning and training where you develop and apply your academic and clinical knowledge and skills in the NHS workplace