RSPH Diploma Course

 in Anatomical Pathology Technology

Application for the assessment of the RSPH Level 3 and 4 Diploma in Anatomical Pathology Technology. 

The mortuary manager or mentor is responsible for requesting the assessment. 

Please complete this online form in full and submit to the centre. 

To be eligible for portfolio assessment, the candidate must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Applications should not be made until all sections of the portfolio are completed (or near completion).

  • All theory units (including exams and assignments) of the Diploma must be completed and passed.

 

Portfolio assessments will take place twice a year from April to May and October to November (inclusive).

 

Application final submission dates by:

  • For 1st assessment period, application received by end February

  • For 2nd assessment period, application received by end of August 

Allocation of an external assessor will be made as soon as possible after the final application dates, however their availability may take up to 4 weeks. 

Please complete the form below to request an assessment - you will receive a notification from us to confirm your assessment application has been received.

Attention! If a candidate is not assessed during an assessment period that was applied for, then mentors must apply again for the next assessment period for their candidate.

Details of candidate:
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Have you submitted any portfolio evidence electronically?
Preferred date period for assessment:

Dates for assessment will be decided by assessors and may change subject to notification

Mortuary details:
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Declaration: (to be completed by the mortuary manager or mentor)

I can confirm that the candidate has followed an RSPH approved training programme and has completed the Level 3 / 4 portfolio in accordance with RSPH guidelines (see evidence criteria) and that all evidence has been dated and signed prior to the date of this application.

Should you have problems submitting this application through your Trust account then please email us using this Microsoft Word version of the application form and 

email: Darren.Makin@nth.nhs.uk

What happens when my application for assessment has been received (level 3 Diploma)?
Your details will be logged by the North Tees Centre and your request will also be sent to the lead APT assessor. Once the application window has closed, all candidates ready for assessment will be then be distributed between available assessors (dependant on numbers available and geographical locations) - this distribution process usually takes approx. 4 weeks:
 
  • For the 1st assessment period, applications must be received no later than end February

    • Approx. 4 weeks to allocate assessors (March)

    • Assessment period 1 commences April to May

    • Assessor reports retuned to the Centre by end of June

    • Internal verification by mid July

    • External verification completed before end of July

    • Final results from RSPH in August

    • Certificates issued in September

  • For the 2nd assessment period, applications must be received no later than end of August 

    • Approx. 4 weeks to allocate assessors (September)

    • Assessment period 1 commences October to November

    • Assessor reports retuned to the Centre by end of December

    • Internal verification by mid January 

    • External verification completed before end of January

    • Final results from RSPH in February

    • Certificates issued in March

 
Once your assessor has been allocated your work based mentor will be contacted with details of your assessor - communication will then take place between the candidates mortuary department and the assessor to arrange a suitable date for assessment. Your assessor will review your e-portfolio and may also ask to see additional documentation (e.g. SOPs) prior to the visit. 

North Tees Centre, Hardwick Rd, Hardwick, Stockton-on-Tees TS19 8PE