Education and training

Entry to the accredited Register of Clinical Technologists (RCT) is through a formal application process which is assessed against a strict set of criteria. Each applicant must demonstrate that they meet the standards by successfully completing an agreed training scheme (the ‘primary route’) or by demonstrating equivalence (the ‘equivalence route’).

Primary Route

The standards for entry via the primary route are based on the competencies defined in the:

  • Scope of Practice which list the specialised tasks which the technologist must be competent to carry out

Approved educational programmes

There are specific training schemes for clinical technologists and the RCT currently has two approved training scheme providers:

Completion of either of the above training schemes allows entry to the RCT via the primary route.

Additional training programme approved through IPEM training scheme:

MSc Radiotherapy Physics (Dosimetry Pilot) Early Implementer Practitioner Training Programme (London) Approved Practitioner Training Programme (PTP)

The RCT also recognises the Modernising Scientific Careers (MSC) Practitioner Training Programme (PTP) as a route to registration and, as such, the degree courses and their associated workplace training programmes are also recognised for registration purposes. For up to date MSC accredited courses and information click here

If you require any further information, please contact the Registrar.

Equivalence Route

The standards for entry via the equivalence route are contained in the:

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