STIF Advanced Competency


STIF Advanced
Trainee Information
STIF Advanced
Trainer Information


STIFAdvanced Competency is a 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 fulfill this role. It is also appropriate for Specialist Sexual Health/Genito-Urinary Medicine nurses who are working towards independent practice. In order to undertake this competency you must have attained a certificate of STIFIntermediate Competency.

STIFAdvanced Competency culminates in accreditation and certification with BASHH through 'The STI Foundation'. The trainee will be registered on the STIFAdvanced Competency database. A revalidation process is required every 5 years to maintain registration.

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STIF Advanced Competency Training and Assessment includes a number of e-learning sessions which need to be completed ideally before the training and assessment element commences.
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You do not need to be registered on the STIF Advanced Competency programme to undertake the e-learning sessions.