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Assistant and associate training for healthcare science careers

What sort of opportunities might be available?

Apprenticeships in healthcare science might be available in NHS trusts across the country. You may also be able to find job vacancies for healthcare science assistants and healthcare science associate practitioners.

How will I train as a healthcare science assistant or healthcare science associate?

There will usually be the opportunity to work towards vocational qualifications in subjects, such as pathology support, and foundation degrees (or equivalent) underpinned by an awards and qualifications framework.

Where can I find vacancies and how do I apply?

Apprenticeship vacancies can be found on the NHS Jobs and the National Apprenticeship website. Job vacancies can also be found on the NHS Jobs website.

Further information

More information on the training routes into healthcare science.