Specialist Certificate in Stem Cell Transplantation Science  

* Please note: You must be a BBTS member at time of application for this programme, throughout the course and at time of examination.
It will take 2 to 3 working days to process membership applications. Please apply in good time before submitting your course application.
Please be aware that this may be longer at high volume application periods such as course enrolment.

This course is for healthcare scientist staff working within stem cell laboratories or those who have an interest in stem cell or bone marrow transplantation and who have *access to a stem cell laboratory.                                           *requirement for eligibility

It is a self-study distance-learning course whereby students progress through the text book, supplementing their knowledge with the many references provided across a 12 month period. Questions are provided at the end of each topic for self-assessment purposes.  Final assessment is via online examination.

Please note: this is a textbook-based course only, there are no additional online resources.

Enrolment currently CLOSED 

The enrolment period will run from 3rd Sept - 14th Oct 2024 for the Nov 2024-25 cohort.
Applications received before or after this period will not be considered. Scroll down for the application form.

Full cost: £295
(Full payment will be requested once application is approved)

Course Start: Nov each year
(study books issued and course starts once payment is received)

Course end (final online exam): Typically 2nd weekend in Nov each year

Current 2023-24 cohort exam dates are 9th/10th November 2024. 
Details will be issued via email 4 -6 weeks in advance of the exam date.

Final examination consists of:

Please be aware that candidates should have completed approximately 400 hours of study by time of examination.

What can I expect to learn?

Programme Terms & Conditions

Please read the T & Cs carefully before applying.

SCTS Terms & Conditions 2023-24

Topics covered within curriculum
SCTS Curriculum

To add your name to our mailing list for reminder notifications for enrolment, please contact Connor Cousins  

Application Forms

Please note - New/joining  members: Due to the higher than usual number of new BBTS membership applications during enrolment periods, it may take longer for your membership number to be confirmed.  Please do not worry - this will not affect your application for the course – You must apply for membership prior to applying for the course - where a membership number is requested,  either add your number (if known) or 'pending receipt' if not yet received by the time you wish to submit your course application.  Confirmation checks will take place during review of applications.

The application forms for 2024-25 will be placed below and will be available during the next enrolment period.

Please download the relevant form, complete and return it to Connor Cousins before the enrolment period closes on 14th October. Applications received after this date cannot be accepted.

Overseas Applicants

Where English is an additional language, please provide evidence of English language proficiency*  with your application. Accepted qualifications:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic or General).
    • Minimum Score: 7.0 with no element below 6.5

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT)
    • Minimum score: 100/120
  • Occupational English Test (OET)

TOEFL test scores undertaken in the United Kingdom are not accepted* The test certificate supplied must be less than 2 years old.