Who is it for?
Our October 2019 cohort offers existing staff in a relevant job role the opportunity to study the BSc Applied Biomedical Science Degree Apprenticeship alongside working full-time. Applicants may already have practical experience but wish to improve their theoretical understanding, want to develop their skills further and obtain an academic qualification, whilst also gaining professional recognition.
Why do the apprenticeship?
The degree apprenticeship integrates academic and work-based learning through employment, and leads to a BSc (Hons) degree qualification that is contextualised for workplace occupational competency as a HCPC Registered Biomedical Scientist.
What are the benefits?
Completion of this apprenticeship enables graduates to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Biomedical Scientist. Graduates are also eligible for registration on the Academy for HCS accredited register (which is the HCS register recognised and supported by Health Education England [HEE]).
The curricula (including the assessment programme) were developed with the input of employers, professional bodies and patients and are a blend of employer-defined knowledge, skills, behaviours and values that are integrated and assessed (both formatively and summatively) as part of the degree.
For further details on the role of a Healthcare Science Practitioner and the types of key skills, knowledge and behaviours learned during the apprenticeship, please visit the apprenticeship standard page here.
What you'll study
Students will study the following modules over 4 years
- Professional Practice (1)
- Living Systems
- Introduction to Biochemistry
- Introduction to Microbiology
- Genetics and Immunology
- Human Physiology
- Biomedical Science in Practice (Distance Learning)
- Molecular Biology and Protein Structure
- Clinical and Public Health Microbiology (Distance Learning)
- Clinical Biochemistry (Distance Learning)
- Professional Practice (2)
- Histopathology (Distance Learning)
- Infectious Diseases and their control (Distance Learning)
- Research Project
- Haematology (Distance Learning)
- Professional Practice (3) (to include End Point Assessment)
How you’re taught
Day Release. Term time only with a very limited requirement to attend on additional days. Apprentices will however be expected to undertake online study out of term time to the equivalent of 1 day a week.
A Levels - BBB, including Biology; or BTEC Extended Diploma - DDM, including relevant Biology modules; or 120 UCAS Tariff points from three A Levels or equivalent qualifications, including an A Level grade B equivalent in Biology; and GCSEs - English and Maths grade C/4.
Applicants who do not meet the above academic criteria but have sufficient relevant experience in the workplace will be considered on an individual basis provided they have undertaken some level 3 study. Please contact us to discuss your options.
EU students are eligible, please contact the apprenticeship team for eligibility information.
How to apply
How to apply
Applications to this course can be made through our NTU Applicant Portal - click on the Apply button at the top of the page to be taken straight through to the Portal.
Candidates are not required to attend an interview for this course.
Applications for the part-time course can be submitted up until the start of the course in October. Places are subject to availability, therefore we would advise early application.
Information for your employer
We have lots of useful advice and guidance on our website to help you discuss your options with your employer.
Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.
Unfortunately this course is not available for EU or international students.
Fees and funding
It is an employer’s responsibility to pay tuition fees as part of the apprenticeships training costs. Please refer to our Apprenticeships pages for fees, funding and guidance information.While we aim to keep any extra study costs to a minimum, please see our page on additional costs and optional extras to find out about any additional expenses you may incur on your course.
Unfortunately this course is not available for EU or international students.While we aim to keep any extra study costs to a minimum, please see our page on additional costs and optional extras to find out about any additional expenses you may incur on your course.