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Apprenticeship Standard 150 - Level 4 Healthcare Science Associate

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Apprenticeship Standard 150 - Level 4 Healthcare Science AssociateAvailable for applications
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Course Details
Level Level 4
Start Date Throughout the year
Duration 24 - 27 months
Mode of Study Apprenticeship
Awarding Body Pearsons
Offering Code ASL4HSA1S000
Course Overview

The healthcare science (HCS) associate workforce 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.

An example of activities undertaken by HCS Associates within the specific area/environment of HCS within which they work will include: supporting the development and maintenance of standards/protocols as required;  contributing to the safe, effective and efficient functioning of diagnostic/therapeutic services; supporting more junior staff in learning required skills and behaviours of those who work in HCS.

What You Will Study

The qualification will offer underpinning knowledge and occupational competence for the role of a healthcare science associate.

This includes knowledge and understanding of:

1 Skills for Lifelong Learning
2 Professional Practice and Person-Centred Care
3 Legal and Ethical Context of Practice
4 Health, Safety and Security in the Healthcare Science Environment
5 Technical Scientific Services
6 Effective Communication in Healthcare
7 Audit, Research, Development and Innovation
8 Leadership and Teamwork
9 Teaching, Learning and Assessing Practical Skills
10 Continuing Personal and Professional Development

Further units from work specific competencies

How you will Learn Any of the following- work based learning, classroom-based teaching, private study, preparation for assessment and undertaking assessment when not under supervision, such as preparatory reading, revision and independent research.
How You Will Be Assessed

A portfolio of evidence including competency-based observations and witness testimonies.

End Point Assessment designed to ensure that the apprentice has the opportunity to demonstrate in a variety of ways that they have achieved the skills, knowledge and behaviours outlined in the Standard.

• Element 1- Vocational Competence Observation (VCO) – 30 mins (10 mins per task) plus 15 minutes for discussion and recording
• Element 2 – Professional Practice Test (PPT) – 40 mins for apprentice to undertake the test under exam conditions; 20 minutes for discussion; 15 mins for all responses to be assessed and recorded
• Element 3 - Professional discussion (PD) informed by the evidence presented – 30 minutes plus 15 minutes to complete assessment record

Reflective self-assessment showing evidence that the apprentice has developed an insight into their personal and professional development.

Entry Requirements

No prior knowledge, understanding, skills or qualifications are required before learners register for this qualification, however knowledge within the field is assumed.

Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this prior to taking the end-point assessment.

Attendance Expectations Apprentices must be given 20% of the job hours to work towards the apprenticeship.
Fee Information

Fee is payable by Employer not the Apprentice

For information on fees, please contact Business Development on 01924 789761 or email

Further Study Opportunity to study towards the NHS Practitioner Training Programme (PTP). An undergraduate route into healthcare science, via an accredited BSc (Hons) in healthcare science, which is available as a full-time degree and as an apprenticeship at level 6.
Career Opportunities

On completion of the apprenticeship individuals will be eligible to join the Academy for HCS’s (AHCS) accredited Associate Register at Level 4.

If progress onto PTP, there are opportunities for further academic study and/or enter management and lead health practitioner role.

How to Apply

If you require an application form please contact Course Information on 01924 789111.

For Further Details
Please contact Business Development on 01924 789761 or email

For Further Details

Please contact Apprenticeship Recruitment on 01924 789469 or email

Alternatively, contact Helen Burnell: or Anne Storey

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Client Group (W) 19+
Client Group (W) 16-18
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Information last amended: 21 September 2023 10:39

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