The Modernising Scientific Careers Practitioner Training Programme (PTP) combines and integrates academic and work-based learning within Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) funded Modernising Scientific Careers accredited BSc (Hons) programmes.

These programmes are delivered and quality assured by Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) across Healthcare Sciences outlined in the Modernising Scientific Careers: The UK Way Forward.

Learning is delivered through approved and accredited BSc Honours degrees that integrate academic learning and workplace-based training. These degrees will include 50 weeks of workplace-based training in the NHS over three years with a broad scientific training in the first two years, followed by specialisation in year 2 or 3.

Contact individual Universities about their BSc Healthcare Science degrees; for the latest list of courses that have been accredited, available at  NHS Networks.

You can search for Universities and make applications through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

NHS North West is committed to providing sufficient quality work based learning environments to support work based learning components of Practitioner Training Programmes. It has achieved this through working collaboratively with both academic providers and service providers.