Comparison between the NVQ Level 3 in Diagnostic and Therapeutic Care and the BTec Professional Development Certificate for assistant practitioners in imaging: the Derby experience
© BioMed Central Ltd 2008
Published: 7 July 2008
The poster looks at two different learning pathways for training assistant practitioners in mammography. Four assistant practitioners were trained: two practitioners using the NVQ Level 3 in Diagnostic and Therapeutic Care, delivered and supported by the local Hospital Trust; and two practitioners doing the BTec Professional Development Certificate at Derby University. Comparisons are made between both courses with regard to timescales and academic content, and how these can be linked to further professional development. Advantages and disadvantages of both courses are discussed.