Specialist Certificate in Stem Cell Transplantation Science  

* Please note: You must be a BBTS member at time of application for this programme and throughout until the examination.
It will take 2 to 3 days to process membership applications. Please apply in good time before submitting your course application.

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.

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 text book-based course only, there are no additional online resources.


The next enrolment period will be during Sept- Oct 2022 for the Nov 2023 cohort.
Applications received before or after this period will not be considered.

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

Course Start:          Nov each year

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

Final examination consists of:

What can I expect to learn?

Programme Terms & Conditions

Please read the T & Cs carefully before applying.

SCTS T & Cs 2021

Application Form

Please note - New/joining  members: Due to the higher than usual number of new BBTS membership applications, 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 form for 2022-23 will be made available here next year.

Please download the form, complete and return it to Michaela Cheetham during the enrolment period.

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

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

Topics covered within curriculum
SCTS Curriculum

To add your name to our mailing list for reminder notifications for enrolment, please contact Michaela Cheetham