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Career Pathways

Recent workforce and recruitment audits have shown that recruitment is difficult for most Trusts around the UK. Anecdotal evidence also shows that NHS Trusts are already working to resolve these workforce shortfalls with a diverse range of supporting roles, such as Vascular assistants, associates and practitioners.

There are now additional qualifications for to staff working within Vascular Science that potentially allow them to  move from level 2 through to level 8 qualifications without leaving the profession.

News and updates  – Please see the following links

Level Title Qualifications      
2 Assistant Qualification Apprenticeships and NVQs (or equivalent) Standard Specification Providers
3 AAA Screening Qualification  Apprenticeships and NVQs (or equivalent)   Specification  
4 Associate Qualification Foundation Degrees, Apprenticeships and NVQs (or equivalent) Standard Specification Providers
6 Practitioner Qualification Undergradiate Degree Standard   Providers
7 Clinical Vascular Scientist Postgraduate degree with clinical placement (PgC/PgD/MSc/AVS) Standard  


  Clinical Vascular Scientist Scientific Training Programme (NSHCS) Standard   Providers
8 Consultant Vascular Scientist PhD/HSST      Providers

Further information

If you have any queries or would like further information, please contact