Current Opportunities

NES Healthcare Science are currently offering the following funding support for the financial year 2024-25:

IBMS non-accredited degree assessment - application fee support

We have a funding opportunity to support existing NHS Scotland Healthcare Science support staff at career framework levels 2-4 apply for recognition of their learning and experience (non-accredited degree assessment) by the Institute of Biomedical Science.

Please note there is a limited fund available during financial year 2024-25. Early applications are advised. Once the fund is allocated the scheme will close. The cost of such recognition is up to £340; support to individuals is capped at this level.

This is an opportunity for those staff to apply for guidance by the Institute on how their qualifications align with future HCPC registration as a Biomedical Scientist

Please note: this scheme is not for course fees, the cost of additional modules identified by the assessment process, exam charges or registration payment.

How to apply:

  • Complete the application form in the document
  • Applicants must have in readiness the required documentation for degree assessment.
  • Applicants must have a plan in place for any further modules identified that should be undertaken by indicating how such additional courses would be funded.

For further information and guidance on the non-accredited degree assessment process with the IBMS – visit Non-accredited degree assessment - Institute of Biomedical Science (

Career pathway for a Biomedical Scientist

Biomedical scientist | NHSScotland Careers

Become a biomedical scientist - Institute of Biomedical Science (

Documents and related links

Last updated: April 12, 2024