STIF Advanced Competency


STIF Advanced
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STIF Advanced
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The STIF Advanced Competency training pathway has been updated to align with the new Advanced Clinical Practitioner curriculum and new standards.

STIF Advanced Competency registration fees

  1. £325 plus VAT per trainee for non-BASHH members
  2. £275 plus VAT for BASHH members

STIF Advanced Competency is a workplace based clinical training package to train and assess the knowledge and competence of healthcare professionals in the diagnosis and management of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). It is specifically designed for those who wish to lead a Level 2 standard sexual health service and provides a framework to ensure sufficient experience is gained to fulfil this role.


To register for STIF Advanced Competency you need to:

  • have GUM/sexual health clinical experience - approximately 25 clinics in the last 2 years in a Level 3 GUM service or fully integrated SRH service seeing both male and female patients and managing them independently, at least 25% of the patients seen must be male
  • know how to conduct an audit
  • hold a valid STIF Intermediate Certificate and have completed the additional assessments to upgrade your certificate to the latest STIF Intermediate Competency Certificate v2020

To enquire about upgrading your current STIF Intermediate Certificate please contact STIF Secretariat using the box below.

STIF Advanced training must be carried out by a Registered STIF Competency Trainer - Click Here

To download a STIF Advanced Competency registration form please click here

To access more detailed information about learning outcomes and competencies assessed, please click on the boxes above as appropriate.

STIF Advanced Competency E-learning

STIF Advanced Competency includes e-learning sessions which need to be completed. You do not need to be registered on the STIF Advanced Competency programme to undertake the e-learning sessions. To download more information - Click Here