Advance your career and upgrade your IBMS membership with an IBMS specialist qualification
The IBMS Specialist Diploma is a specialised professional qualification for early career HCPC registered biomedical scientists.
It is assessed through a portfolio of experiential learning and presentation, as well as a laboratory tour and oral examination. This will enable you to demonstrate evidence of your training, practical skills, specialist knowledge and competency gained in a chosen discipline against a benchmark standard for a specialist practitioner.
Specialist Diploma in Blood Sciences
The IBMS Specialist Diploma in Blood Sciences enables early career HCPC registered biomedical scientists working in multi-disciplinary services to demonstrate specialist-level knowledge and skill across the blood science disciplines.
The Specialist Diploma in Blood Sciences is a specialist professional qualification assessed with a portfolio of experiential learning and presentation, as well as a laboratory tour and an oral examination.
The time limit for completing the Specialist Diploma has been removed. However, there will be an expiry limit of 3 years on any outdated version of a portfolio from the date a new version is introduced. There is still a requirement for evidence to be current i.e. within 3 years of the examination. Evidence older than this will be discounted by the examiner.
Diploma of Specialist Practice
The IBMS Diploma of Specialist Practice will enable early-career biomedical scientists working in research or reference laboratories to demonstrate specialist knowledge and skill within their chosen discipline. It is a specialist professional qualification assessed by a written dissertation of original work or research in the field of biomedical science.