Accredited degrees

IBMS Accredited logoIBMS Accredited degree courses are designed to ensure you meet HCPC Standards of Proficiency to register as a biomedical scientist


Why choose IBMS Accredited?

If you want to become a biomedical scientist in the UK, you must complete an IBMS Accredited biomedical science degree programme or equivalent degree apprenticeship and successfully complete the IBMS Registration Training Portfolio in an approved training laboratory.

You will then be issued with a Certificate of Competence from the IBMS allowing you to register as a biomedical scientist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

IBMS Accredited degrees support you to reach the required academic level to meet HCPC Standards of Proficiency

Through a combination of academic qualifications and clinical laboratory training, you will receive a wide-ranging, research informed scientific education and develop practical skills and experience that employers value. 

If your degree is not IBMS Accredited
If you want to become a HCPC registered biomedical scientist in the UK, it is likely that you will have to undertake additional learning to acquire the level of knowledge required to register to practice. 

The IBMS assesses non-accredited qualifications against  HCPC education standards to determine whether you will need to undertake supplementary education/top-up modules to meet  HCPC Standards of Proficiency for biomedical scientists.