How to become a healthcare science professional

Working in healthcare science might be easier than you think. As well as studying at university, you'll find apprenticeship opportunites leading straight into jobs. Take a look and kickstart your healthcare science career. 

Healthcare science staff help prevent, diagnose and treat a wide range of medical conditions. Many work directly with patients while others may work in laboratories. It is broken down into five areas with different specialties within each:

Whatever area you're interested in, there's a training route for you. 

Healthcare science training

There are a number of routes into a career in healthcare science. These include:

Find out more about healthcare science apprenticeships on the National School of Healthcare Science website

NHS Practitioner Training Programme

The PTP leads to an approved and accredited degree in in one of five themes of healthcare science:

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for healthcare science degree courses vary because each university sets its own entry criteria. You are likely to need two or three A-levels (or equivalent level three qualifications) including one or two science subjects or maths, plus supporting GCSEs. Contact universities directly to find out whether qualifications equivalent to A-levels and GCSEs are acceptable. Our course finder lists accredited degrees in healthcare science.

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