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Biomedical Scientist


The Level 6 Applied Biomedical Science Degree Apprenticeship has been developed to meet the Healthcare Science Practitioner Degree Apprenticeship standard.
The apprenticeship is suitable for both existing staff and people new to the sector. 

This apprenticeship prepares learners for professional careers in Biomedical Science by providing the underpinning knowledge and skills the profession demands. The course is intended to develop the potential of employees, enhance skills in active research and help apply the latest biological science to fields such as medical diagnosis of disease and illness.
The course will deliver against the nationally recognised Level 6 Healthcare Science Practitioner Degree Apprenticeship standard. The apprenticeship includes a combination of work-based learning modules and specialist education, which leads to a BSc (Honours) Applied Biomedical Science. This course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBS) and graduates can apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
If you have 15 or more potential apprentices, we can tailor the programme to your business.

Course length and entry requirements

The apprenticeship is usually delivered over 3 years. However, every apprentice is different and it will depend on their previous experience.

Participants attend the University on day release for one day a week throughout the duration of the course. The programme adopts a predominantly work-based blended learning approach with some modules delivered through a combination of lectures, class-based seminars and discussions, and further learning opportunities such as seminars in the workplace.

The integrated end-point assessment checks that the employee meets the apprenticeship standard and successful completion of the integrated IBMS registration portfolio ensures they are ready to join the profession with full occupational competence.

Eligible candidates will meet the following entry requirements

The usual entry requirements are GCSE (or equivalent) mathematics, English language or literature, and a science subject at grade C or grade 4, or above – plus one of the following

  • 112 UCAS points from three A levels (including at least 32 points in Biology) or equivalent BTEC National Extended Diploma in Applied Science (including suitable Chemistry and Biology modules). The study of Chemistry is useful, but not essential. We do not accept General Studies. We will consider a combination of qualification types.
  • Access to HE Diploma from a QAA recognised Access to HE course which has mainly biology and chemistry related modules, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate. Normally we require 15 credits at level 2 and 45 at level 3 of which at least 15 level 3 credits should be graded at distinction level.

Other equivalent qualifications are considered individually.

Learn more

Find out more about how higher and degree apprenticeships can have a positive impact on your business. You can also read about funding and incentives or explore other useful information, including policies and FAQs.

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If you have any questions, email or phone 0114 225 5000 to speak to our apprenticeships team.  

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