Healthcare science practitioner workforce

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The NHS Practitioner Training Programme (PTP) allow trainees to gain practical and engaging workplace experience as soon as they start, coupled with academic learning.

This page is designed to inform employers about the Practitioner Training Programme. If you are an individual considering undertaking healthcare scientist training, please refer to the National School of Healthcare Science who is responsible for co-ordinating the programmes or Health Careers on 0345 6060655, who can advise on entry routes and eligibility. Please note it is important to check with the universities directly for details of each of the courses and to ensure that they are running.

PTP leads to an approved and accredited BSc honours degree in healthcare science. Learning is delivered through academic and workplace-based training. The degrees include 50 weeks of workplace-based training in the NHS over a three-year period with broad scientific training in the first two years, followed by a specialism in year two or three.

Promoting PTP

Health Careers has produced some resources which employers can use to promote the practitioner programme to school children. Information about the video and leaflet can be found on their website.

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