Science Training Programme (STP) – Certificate of Equivalence

You will be expected to complete a portfolio of evidence mapped against the Clinical Scientist standards. Professionals who complete the programme can secure jobs at Band 7 and above. The ABHS provides a mentoring programme and other workshops to support professionals who would like to embark on this pathway.

A requisite is to complete three years’ work experience and a MSc in their speciality, once they have obtained their HCPC as a Biomedical Scientist.


STP by equivalence is for graduates of life sciences who obtained lower than a 2:2 for their degree. If you attained a higher grade, you can take the normal pathway. For further information about the general NHS STP programme, please click here. If you have any questions or are not sure if you are eligible, please contact us.

ABHS offers mentoring for the STP by Equivalence only.

Mentorship Options

To book any of our mentoring services, please contact us. We will find the best date for you and sort out payment.

Awareness Day


1 day programme to introduce graduates to the STP programme so they can have a better understanding of the options available



2 day training programme with workshops across the different areas of the STP portfolio for equivalence. You must have been to the Awareness day to attend.

1-on-1 Mentoring


6 month mentoring scheme with personalised feedback and advice at each stage of the portfolio.

Package Deals

Practical Help Package


  • Awareness Day
  • Workshops

Personal Guidance Package


  • Awareness Day
  • 1-on-1 Mentoring

Full Mentorship Scheme


  • Awareness Day
  • Workshops
  • 1-on-1 Mentoring