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Higher Training Scheme (HTS)

The Higher Training Scheme (HTS) is an in-service professional development scheme designed to enable individuals to acquire the required depth and breadth of knowledge and competence to fulfil the needs of specialist and advanced practitioners. 

The HTS Committee is responsible for:

  • Supporting the effective delivery of HTS training and examinations
  • Accrediting centres who wish to provide HTS training
  • Ensuring Logbooks have been completed appropriately prior to examination
  • Answering questions regarding HTS training

Meet the Team

The current HTS Committee members are:

Leah Cooper - Chair

Leah has been in the NHS since 2003 at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, working as an Audiologist before becoming a Lead Clinical Scientist.  Leah's current role focuses on paediatric assessment and habilitation as well as being responsible for the training of apprentices, PTP and STP students as well as ongoing development of in-service staff within the department.  Leah has recently taken on a lecturing role at Anglia Ruskin University.

Lynzee McShea - HTS Practical Exams Coordinator

Lynzee is a Senior Clinical Scientist at Sunderland Royal Hospital where she is the clinical lead for Vestibular Assessment / Rehabilitation and for adults with complex needs. Working with adults with learning disabilities is her main area of interest both clinically, and in research. Lynzee is about to complete her Doctorate where she has been leading collaborative research with paid carers and primary care to improve access to Audiology for this group.

Rob Gardner - Past Chair

Huw Thomas - Chief Examiner

Vicky Sadler