What is it?

The objective of the Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Science (Anatomical Pathology Technology) qualification is to equip candidates with the knowledge and skills to assist with a standard post mortem examination, arrange a viewing of the body by relatives and friends of the deceased and perform routine administrative tasks.

This qualification is the first step in a career pathway for Anatomical Pathology Technologists. Successful learners can progress to the RSPH Level 4 Diploma in Healthcare Science (Anatomical Pathology Technology), followed by a Foundation Degree in Anatomical Pathology and a BSc in Healthcare Science (Anatomical Pathology Technology). 

Who is it for?

This Level 3 Diploma is designed for those wishing to become Assistant Anatomical Pathology Technologists. The qualification consists of five knowledge units and five competency units and meets the requirements of the Modernising Scientific Careers (MSC) and Practitioner Training Programmes.

The competency units are undertaken in the workplace, so the qualification is only suitable for those employed as trainee Anatomical Pathology Technologists.

The qualification recognises the unique role performed by Anatomical Pathology Technologists as part of the Life Science workforce, specifically their place of work being a mortuary rather than a laboratory and their need to interact with bereaved members of the public. 

How do I apply?

For learners: see below for your nearest centre. Centres are listed alphabetically - to find the centre nearest to you, please use the location finder.

For current centres: if you are interested in delivering this qualification, please visit the Centre Area and register your interest. 

How do I become an RSPH-approved centre? If you’re planning to deliver one of our qualifications, you will need to become a RSPH registered centre. To become an approved centre and to gain qualification approval, please visit our Become a centre page.

Centres offering this qualification

1 centres offering this qualification

All distance

Mortuary & Bereavement Services, Hardwick, Stockton -on -Tees, TS19 8PE
Tel: 01642 624347 , Email: Darren.Makin@nth.nhs.uk, Website: http://www.trainingapt.com

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Level 4 Diploma in Healthcare Science (Anatomical Pathology Technology)

1 centre(s) offering this qualification

Ofqual reference number: 603/3970/6