June 2016 work-based learning and colleges update | Pearson qualifications

June 2016 work-based learning and colleges update

22 June 2016

This month's update is about the 'Trailblazers' in Healthcare Science.

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The Standards and Assessment Plan for Healthcare Science Assistant have been approved by BIS. This apprenticeship covers job roles within the following areas:

  • Life Sciences – Pathology Investigations of Disease and Disorder
  • Physiological Sciences – Clinical Investigation of Human Functions and Systems
  • Physical Sciences – Medical Physics and Clinical Biomedical Engineering.

We're working with the Trailblazer Group and a number of employers to develop the qualification that will assess the standards part of the apprenticeship.

The qualification will be called Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Healthcare Science and includes units covering the knowledge, skills and behaviours to work as a Healthcare Science Assistant in any of the Healthcare Science specialisms.

We currently offer the Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Introduction to Healthcare Science, which consists of 5 mandatory units. These 5 units will make up the mandatory group in the new diploma. The certificate can be used as a stepping stone onto the apprenticeship.

The Level 2 Diploma in Healthcare Science will be available from 1 September 2016.

If you're interested in learning more about this apprenticeship, please contact your account manager or contact us.


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