CSR Group’s apprenticeships offer can support your staff in Healthcare Science in the different Healthcare Science divisions and scientific service roles at Levels 2, 3, 4 and 5.

Apprenticeships are a work-based qualification that combines competence and technical knowledge to give learners the practical competencies, technical skills and sector-related knowledge they need to be able to carry out their job effectively

Healthcare Science Assistant Level 2 and Healthcare Science Associate Level 4 covers the following divisions in Healthcare:-

Themed Healthcare Science Divisions

Life Sciences

  • Analytical Toxicology
  • Anatomical pathology
  • Blood transfusion science/transplantation
  • Clinical biochemistry including paediatric metabolic biochemistry
  • Clinical genetics/Genetic Science
  • Clinical embryology & Reproductive Science
  • Clinical immunology
  • Cytopathology including cervical cytology
  • Electron microscopy
  • External quality assurance
  • Haematology
  • Haemostasis and thrombosis
  • Clinical Immunology
  • Histocompatibility & immunogenetics
  • Histopathology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular pathology of acquired disease
  • Phlebotomy
  • Tissue banking

Physiological Sciences

  • Audiology
  • Autonomic neurovascular function
  • Cardiac physiology
  • Clinical perfusion science
  • Critical care science
  • Gastrointestinal physiology
  • Neurophysiology
  • Ophthalmic and vision science
  • Respiratory physiology
  • Urodynamic science
  • Vascular science

Bioinformatics including

  • Clinical Bioinformatics and Genomics
  • Computer science and modelling
  • Health Informatics

Physical Sciences and Biomedical Engineering

  • Biomechanicai engineering
  • Clinical measurement & Development
  • Clinical Pharmaceutical Science
  • Diagnostic radiology & MR physics
  • Equipment management & clinical engineering
  • Medical electronics & instrumentation
  • Medical engineering design
  • Clinical photography
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Radiation protection & monitoring
  • Radiotherapy physics
  • Reconstructive Science
  • Rehabilitation engineering
  • Renal dialysis technology
  • Ultrasound & non-ionising radiation

Many of these disciplines require small workforce numbers and provide highly specialist services. These specialisms are within the health and social care system in the UK inclusive of the NHS, Public Health England and the NHS Blood &transplantationsplant service and in the private & third sector delivering NHS services for patients


You can see that the Healthcare Science apprenticeships fit a broad range of job roles and present healthcare providers with a great opportunity to develop new and existing scientific support staff using their apprenticeship levy funds.

Healthcare Science Assistant apprenticeships are aimed at NHS pay band 2 and Healthcare Science Associate apprenticeship are aimed at NHS pay bands 3 and 4.

For Pathology based roles, we also offer the Laboratory Technician Level 3 apprenticeship, which is aimed at NHS pay bands 2 and 3 and the Laboratory Scientist Level 5 apprenticeship, which is aimed at NHS pay band 4.