Course summary

This IBMS Registration Portfolio Workshop is for trainees, training officers and laboratory professionals who are supporting trainees in achieving the Certificate of Competence.

About the IBMS Registration Portfolio

In today's healthcare setting a professional portfolio is often a standard requirement. Completing the portfolio is a collaborative process between the trainee and the laboratory training officer, whose responsibility it is to ensure that the delivery of training, assessment of competence, and verification of knowledge and skill against each individual standard is signed off. The registration portfolio is evidence that an applicant has completed the practical training needed for the Certificate of Competence, a required element when applying for Health and Care Professions Council (HPC) registration.

Course structure

The workshop has been tailored to enhance your understanding of the IBMS Registration Portfolio requirements, from the perspectives of both the trainee and the trainer. It will help you recognise and select appropriate evidence for inclusion, offer constructive feedback to students who are completing a portfolio and provide greater insight into the verification process and follow-up for IBMS membership and HPC registration.

On the day

The day begins with a general introduction to the content of the IBMS Registration Portfolio. Next, delegates will split into a trainee group and tutors group. Each group will have specific guidance about collecting and assessing evidence and preparing for the final verification.

The workshop has been designed to create an open platform for debate, discussion and questions throughout the group sessions. Through collaborative discussions you will have the opportunity to share good practice with your peers.

Course information

Our tutors

Chrystalla Ferrier is an HPC-registered biomedical scientist specialising in clinical chemistry. She has trained and worked in the NHS for many years as a biomedical scientist and was involved in setting up a co-terminus BMS degree, a collaboration between the NHS and the University of Westminster. Chrystalla is also a chartered scientist and IBMS Certificate of Competence Verifer at the Institute of Biomedical Science.


The course is registered as IBMS CPD approved professional activity. An attendance certificate will be issued and may be used for IBMS CPD purposes together with a reflective account of the session.

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Start date




2pm - 5pm


A half day



​Please get in touch for a trainee discount if you are a trainee and interested in booking onto the course. We require a letter of support from your trainer that verifies your trainee status.


This course is taught at our Cavendish Campus in central London, within easy walking distance of Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road.

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