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ASP trainees will be subject to the same requirements for final assessment as trainees attending the programme at the same level.

Objective Structured Final Assessment (OSFA) for STP level programmes

  • Trainees will undertake OSFA in the summer of their final year of the programme. Trainees will be automatically invited to appropriate OSFA training session.
  • Trainees will be subject to the same OSFA process and regulations as STP Trainees; more information can be found on the website
  • Trainees who wish to defer OSFA attendance due to extenuating circumstances must contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in a timely manner and issues raised will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • To resist the OSFA, the number of stations required for the ASP programme must be completed and will be charged at the rate of £170 per OSFA station.
  • If a trainee withdraws from the OSFA process after confirming attendance or fails to notify the NSHCS of their intention to defer the OSFA by the required date without extenuating circumstances, no refund will be given and the resit fee will apply to the access another OSFA session.

ASP STP Completion

Timeline for ASP STP completion