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Clinical Trials Specialist (degree)

Running clinical trials on people for the medical and pharmaceutical industry.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


6 (equivalent to bachelor's degree)

Typical length
60 months
Current funding band
Up to £26,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer. Candidates may need a level 3 science qualification.

What apprentices will learn
  • clinical research processes
  • how to design clinical trials
  • clinical trial ethics
  • project delivery techniques
  • communication and critical thinking skills
  • apprentices will take a degree in a relevant biological science subject
  • before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must have achieved level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSE grades 9 to 4 or A* to C)
Professional registration

None specified.

How apprentices are assessed

A government-approved organisation must assess apprentices towards the end of their apprenticeship.

This end-point assessment ensures apprentices achieve the skills, training and any qualifications necessary to complete their apprenticeship.

You can download the assessment plan from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education. There are no end-point assessment organisations for this apprenticeship yet. Please email if you urgently need an end-point assessment organisation.

More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.