2024/25 - Start dates vary, apply now

Study mode

Part Time


Framwellgate Moor Campus


Level 2

Course code


Fee Information

Please note, these prices are for the current academic year and may be subject to change for our courses starting in future years. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college, please see Fees and funding for more information.


This course is free to apprentices. Small companies may need to make a contribution towards training costs, large companies could pay through the apprenticeship levy, if they have funds available

Course details may be subject to change.

This intermediate apprenticeship has been developed to provide you with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge to become a Healthcare Science Assistant (HCSA).

As a Healthcare Science Assistant, you will provide safe patient care across all care pathways, from conception to end of life.

Job roles are typically within hospitals, general practice and other settings in the healthcare sector, across all areas of healthcare science.

HCSAs perform a range of low risk, routine technical and scientific procedures usually within one broad area of healthcare science.

You will follow specific protocols in accordance with health, safety, governance and ethical requirements.

HCSAs work using standard operating procedures, initially under direct supervision but increasingly with experience, under indirect supervision.

Entry Criteria

No formal requirements for entry to this course.

Entry Criteria

You will be required to achieve a Level 1 in maths and English, and will complete Level 2 maths and English before your End Point Assessment.

What are the next steps?

You will be invited to attend an interview with a member of our healthcare team.

Modules Studied

You will study the following:

  • Professional Practice
  • Communication
  • Health, Safety and Security
  • Quality
  • Technical Scientific Services
  • Clinical Care

End Point Assessment

You will complete the followng as part of the End Point Assessment (EPA):

  • Vocational competence observation
  • Professional Practice Test
  • Professional Discussion