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Education and Training recognised by the IDSc.

By implementing and sustaining education and training programmes for its members and those aspiring to work in the field, the IDSc aims to establish, achieve and maintain high professional standards within the decontamination professions to ensure the provision of competent staff who can meet the technical and operational challenges of medical device decontamination.

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World Renowned Career Development

Education and Training recognised by the IDSc.

By implementing and sustaining education and training programmes for its members and those aspiring to work in the field, the IDSc aims to establish, achieve and maintain high professional standards within the decontamination professions to ensure the provision of competent staff who can meet the technical and operational challenges of medical device decontamination.

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COURSES, MODULES & APPRENTICESHIPS

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING & EDUCATION

  • Institute Decontamination Sciences (IDSc) Technical Certificate

    Training for Medical Device Decontamination Scientists (Technician) is the first step in the formal training within this profession.

    This training programme is designed to meet the needs of decontamination service technicians embarking upon a career in decontamination sciences and whose main role will be within a decontamination service department. Prior to embarking upon this training programme you should have completed:

    1. Organisation’s induction programme
    2. Initial departmental training

     

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  • Upcoming Dates for Technical Certificate Examinations

    Wednesday May 9th 2018 – Locations to be confirmed

    Wednesday October 10th 2018 – Locations to be confirmed

    If you have students that are ready to undertake their examinations please contact 

    louisew@fitwise.co.uk

    Updated: 2nd May 2017

  • NEW: Anglia Ruskin Credited Modules

    The following credited modules are now available from ARU: 

    Decontamination of Reusable Invasive Medical Devices (Credited) – 45 Credits

    Decontamination of Reusable Invasive Flexible Endoscopes (Credited) – 15 Credits

    Decontamination of Reusable Invasive Dental Instrumentation – 15 Credits

    Updated 3rd November 2016

  • Anglia Ruskin Courses

    Below are a list of distance learning courses that have been developed by Anglia Ruskin in partnership with the IDSc.

    BsC Honours Degree

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    Endoscopy Credited Course

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    Medical Device Stand-Alone Unit

    Learn More

    Please note: The Anglia Ruskin University Foundation degree course is suspended for new students for September 2016. Existing students will continue to be supported through the course. Updates will follow.

  • Notice of Apprenticeship Changes (Trailblazers)

    Dear Trailblazers

    As you will be aware, as part of our apprenticeships reforms, employers are being given more control over choosing and paying for apprenticeship training. Whilst only some employers will be required to contribute to the new apprenticeship levy, there will be changes to the funding of apprenticeship training for all employers. The system also needs to be easy for employers of all sizes to navigate, choose and purchase the appropriate apprenticeship training and negotiate on price. We are therefore simplifying some of the complex funding arrangements that currently exist. 

    To deliver these changes, we are pleased to confirm that we have today published:

    Proposals for Apprenticeship Funding in England from May 2017

    This document sets out our initial proposals for how apprenticeship training would be funded once the levy comes into effect. This includes proposed funding bands for existing apprenticeship frameworks and standards that have been approved for delivery. The proposals are supported by a short survey seeking feedback by 5 September.

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    Survey


    Proposals for a New Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers. 

    This documents sets out proposals on who should be able to provide apprenticeship training in England. Again, we are inviting feedback by 5 September via a separate survey

    Learn More

    Survey


    Guidance for Employers Thinking About Becoming Apprenticeship Training Providers.

    This document will be of interest to employers who pay the levy, and may wish to act as their own training provider in the new system.

    Learn More


    Apprenticeship Funding Calculator

    We have produced this tool to help employers understand what levy they will pay and how they could use the new digital service to plan and fund training.

    Learn More


    Updated Guidance on the Apprenticeship Levy

    We have also updated the existing, very popular online guidance, which gives employers a clear explanation of how they will pay the levy, manage and use their funds in the new system. 

    Learn More


    In addition to seeking feedback on these proposals, we will use the next few weeks to test them further, including how they support the government’s emerging industrial strategy and how they ensure that individuals from all backgrounds and parts of the country have the opportunity to get on in life. We aim to publish final policy details in October.

    Needless to say, we are keen to receive feedback on the proposals from Trailblazers and/or individual Trailblazer members via the above surveys.

    Kind regards, 
    Standards Development Team, DfE Apprenticeships Directorate

    Updated: 19th August 2016

  • Healthcare Science (HCS) Assistant Apprenticeship Update

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Scotland

Chairman

Ian McIvor

Secretary

Michelle Holburn

Council Representative

Ian McIvor

Wales & West

Chairman

Helen Campbell

Secretary

Raymond McTaggart

Treasurer

Robert Warburton

Training Officer

Soby Joseph

Council Representative

Dean Burand

Northern Ireland

Chairman

Aisling Bonner

Secretary

Iris Piggott

Council Representative

Yvonne Winchester

North West

Chairman

Mike Lawton

Secretary

Paul Newman

Treasurer

Praph Chohan

Council Representative

Damien Charnock

Yorksire & Trent

Chairman

Melanie Davis

Secretary

Clare Cressey

Treasurer

Sue Horbury

Training Officer

Angela Fairbank

Council Representative

Anthony Sullivan

West Midlands

Chairman

Alan Clark

Secretary

Sharon Fox

Treasurer

Debbie Baker

Training Officer

Sharon Fox

Council Representative

Sharon Fox

East Anglia

Chairman

Lara Clary

Secretary

Mark Duggan

Treasurer

Lim Loo

Council Representative

Lara Clary

West

Chairman

Helen Campbell

Secretary

Raymond McTaggart

Treasurer

Robert Warburton

Training Officer

Soby Joseph

Council Representative

Dean Burand

Central & Southern

Chairman

Meredith Smart

Secretary

Melissa Merry

Treasurer

Simon Lambert

Training Officer

Andrea Wadey

Council Representative

Melissa Merry

For over 50 years, the IDSc has supported the growth and evolution of decontamination sciences in the UK through a respected and renowned education and training programme, by monitoring and maintaining professional standards and by actively promoting continual research and development in this ever-changing field.

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