2024/25 - Start dates vary, apply now

Study mode

Part Time


Framwellgate Moor Campus


Level 4

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 higher apprenticeship is developed with The Healthcare Science (HCS) Associate to support the work of HCS Practitioners and Clinical Scientists to perform high quality and safe diagnostics, as well as monitoring technical and scientific procedures from conception to end of life.

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

You will learn how to perform a wide range of routine technical and scientific procedures, with minimal supervision, for one of the divisions in the HCS.

You will follow specific protocols, in accordance with health, safety, governance and ethical requirements. The clinical scientific environment will determine the context of the HCS Associate work roles.

Entry Criteria

You must have achieved a Level 2 in maths and English prior to completing the assessment gateway.

You must also hold a Level 2 or equivalent in a relevant qualification.

What are the next steps?

You will be invited to attend an interview with a member from our health education team.

Modules Studied

You will study the following:

  • Professional Practice
  • Health, Safety and Security
  • Clinical Care
  • Audit/Service Improvement
  • Leadership
  • Technical Scientific Services
  • Communication

End Point Assessment

You End Point Assessment (EPA) will include a:

  • Vocational Competence Observation
  • Professional Practice Test
  • Professional Discussion