What is it?

This 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.

It consists of five knowledge units and five competency units at level 3 which are normally taken by trainee Anatomical Pathology Technologists, and a further five knowledge and five competency units at level 4.

On successful completion, learners will be able to assist with non-standard post mortem examinations, carry out a range of advanced and non-standard mortuary procedures, be able to train staff and understand the management of a range of mortuary functions.

Who is it for?

This Level 4 Diploma is designed for Associate Anatomical Pathology Technologists. It 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 Assistant Anatomical Pathology Technologists.

This qualification is part of a career pathway for Anatomical Pathology Technologists. Successful learners can progress to a Foundation Degree in Anatomical Pathology and a BSc in Healthcare Science (Anatomical Pathology).

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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RSPH Level 3 Diploma in Anatomical Pathology Technology

2 centre(s) offering this qualification

Ofqual reference number: 601/0468/5