Expressions of interest:

In 2023, and in conjunction with employers and the British Sleep Society, the National School of Healthcare Science developed a new training pathway. NHS England is inviting expressions of interest for the programme again in 2024.

The programmes is aimed at the gaps at level 6 and level 7 – providing workforce with the opportunity to address the current workforce deficit, to backfill positions opened as existing practitioners enter advanced training in Sleep Science and to staff the Community Diagnostic Centres (CDCs). The Post Graduate Certificate in Sleep Medicine is a new programme designed to support the delivery of services by different staff in different settings, by educating colleagues in the underpinning science to deliver a clinical role in a chronically understaffed specialism.  Academic training is provided by the University of the West of England and is completed in 12-months.

Diagnostic Workforce Funding Model University Fees –

University fees are fully funded on this programme; NHS England pays education fees directly to the university.

Training Grant – The Programme will attract a training grant of £12,240. For questions and queries relating to funding, please email
The closing date for this portal is 15:00pm Monday 6th June 2024

Criteria departments need to meet to apply for the funding.

Training programme within the workplace will offer experiential learning opportunities.
Clinical supervision is required for the full training period.
Training plans must be in place for the full training period, including placements where appropriate.
Both employer and trainee(s) will agree to participate in any evaluation exercises (examples may include interviews and evaluation surveys).
Clinical supervisors and assessors should have appropriate experience and qualifications.
Potential trainees must meet eligibility criteria and education entry requirements for the programme.

It is recommended that one day per week is given as study time throughout the programme to contribute towards assignment writing and evidence collection, in addition to time spent attending lectures and tutorials.

It is anticipated that trainees will start the training programme in October 2024.. More information can be found via the following link:

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