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Courses Supported by the Scheme

Although not formally part of the VTS, the scheme will support any candidate who wishes to partake in either the Keele University or Staffordshire University Degrees.

Prospective candidates should speak to the respective University Departments for additional information.

In additional please let one of the Training Programme Directors know as funding has to be arranged.

Keele University Certificate in Medical Science

This is based up at Keele and it involves modules in various subjects which count towards a certificate/diploma or masters degree. Candidates will join up with the doctors from the North Staffordshire VTS.

Staffordshire University Certificate in Primary Care

This a university based Certificate, which can be added to form a Diploma or Masters at a later date. It runs over 12 months in either of the first two years of the VTS course, before the registrar year.

It concentrates on communication skills, critical appraisal and ethics. It should allow a candidate to have a head start for the registrar year by teaching him/her relevant skills.

Payment for either Course is reduced by using the Study Leave allowance, plus a contribution from the West Midlands Deanery. There has to be a small personal contribution from each candidate.