The Short Course in Cervical Smear Taking, Level 6 comprises 7 credits. Whilst the course is three days in duration, to allow time for the required number of smears to be undertaken, student enrolment is a full calendar year.
Students must complete 15 smears under the supervision of an experienced medical practitioner, experienced Certified Nurse Smear Taker or a National Cervical Screening Programme Clinical Supervisor. Students are assessed by the Clinical Nurse Coordinator after completion of 15 smears.
Recognition of prior learning