The Association of Clinical Scientists (ACS) is an umbrella organisation for the professional bodies covering the various clinical science modalities.
Nominated representatives of those professional bodies form the Directors of the ACS. Certain other bodies have an observer status with the ACS. It is the responsibility of the ACS to lay down the criteria for competence of applicants and to present a Certificate of Attainment to candidates following a successful assessment. This certificate will allow direct registration with the HCPC.
The objects of the Association are as follows:
You must simply have a 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree in life science or medical science degree with a human physiology component and be an appropriately trained and qualified scientist working in health care who:
Appropriate training and qualifications will take the form of evidence to support the “scientific” competency in the relevant modality either by MSc certificate or by other knowledge based assessment to an equivalent level.
From £170-£295 dependent on route taken and membership of professional body.
HCPC requires that evidence of attainment of a number of generic competences in Clinical Science be provided. For UK applicants this will take the form of the ACS Certificate of Attainment, which will be awarded following a successful assessment of a portfolio of evidence regarding competencies followed by a formal interview.
Demonstrate through on-going CPD that you still meet the requirements of HCPC.