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Higher Training Scheme (HTS)

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For the attention of all members registered on Higher Training Scheme clinical modules and their supervisors


From 1st December 2014 the following changes have been made to the registration and  exam application processes in order to improve the processes.


If you wish to register on any modules please complete the registration form(s) including payment/ a purchase order number and send these to Fitwise our administration provider by

email to: admin@baaudiology.org OR

Post to: BAA Admin, Fitwise Management Ltd, Blackburn House, Redhouse Road,Seafield, West Lothian, EH47 7AQ

Practical exam applications

If you wish to apply to take a practical exam please submit your logbook and an exam request form to the practical exam coordinator Lynzee McShea:

Audiology, Chester Wing Outpatients, Sunderland Royal Hospital, Kayll Road, Sunderland, SR4 7TP

Once the logbook is verified as complete, Fitwise will process payment, book the exam, and be in contact regarding the exam date and examiners.

Non-Clinical exam applications

If you wish to apply to have a non-clinical portfolio assessed please send an application form to fitwise with payment details

Once payment has been processed you will be instructed where to send copies of your portfolio.


Scheme Costs

BAA Higher Training Scheme (stage 1) Registration and Assessment Costs

Registration per module (clinical or non-clinical)            £50

Assessment per non-clinical module                                 £100

Assessment per HCCC module                                          £300


These costs are effective from March 1st 2010.  These costs will be subject to review as the scheme progresses.

HTS Research Methods Module

People enrolled on this module will know that in the absence of publication in a peer reviewed journal, it is permissible to submit research written in the format of an IJA article to be reviewed by one of the BAA research method mentors. 
If this is something you wish to do, then please email either Mel Ferguson (Melanie.Ferguson@nottingham.ac.uk) or Penny Feltham (penelope.feltham@cmft.nhs.uk) for guidance about a suitable person to contact to act as a reviewer.

General Information about the HTS

HTS Process: what you need to do - Clinical Modules  Download (37.04 kB)
HTS Process: what you need to do - Non Clinical Modules  Download (28.21 kB)

Regulations: updated 20/04/2011 -  Download (65.51 kB)
FAQs for the Higher Training Scheme  Download (57.5 kB)
Guidance notes for centres preparing for HTS exams  Download (64.5 kB)

Please read this document if you are interested in becoming an HTS examiner? Download

Published articles about the HTS

Higher training scheme – what’s it all about? (BAA Newsletter, Issue 8, Jan 08)  Download (415.31 kB)
What audiologists want. (BAA Newsletter Issue 10, July 08)  Download (47.77 kB)

Training routes in Audiology in the UK  (BAA Newsletter, Issue 10, July 2008) -  Download (62.04 kB)
How to become a registered Clinical Scientist (BSA news 54, Aug 08)  Download (167.26 kB)