Clinical Coding Auditor Programme

Purpose

The Clinical Coding Auditor Programme (CCAP) provides training on the application of the Clinical Coding Audit methodology to individuals who possess the necessary general and specialist knowledge and skills to conduct an audit. This consists of:

If you are interested in attending the next available CCAP, please review the ‘How can I apply’ section at the bottom of this page before submitting your application.

Programme Requirements

All clinical coders applying for this programme must:

  • have attained Accredited Clinical Coder status by passing the National Clinical Coding Qualification (NCCQ) (UK) and have held this status for a minimum of three years at the time of applying.
  • be able to demonstrate adequate experience of clinical coding and be able to provide evidence of all the other criteria detailed when applying.

What do I need to know?

  • the CCAP is a very popular programme for which we receive a high volume of applications. Delegates can only secure a place on the initial assessment day by sending their completed booking form and all other required documentation to the Helpdesk.
  • places on the assessment day are not confirmed until all documentation is received and all criteria met. The cost of the Assessment Day is included in the full course cost should you be successful in passing the Assessment Day. Should you not pass the Assessment Day, your organisation will will be charged the nominal fee to cover costs. Please see the Assessment Day page for details.
  • Please note that anyone applying for the 2020-21 Clinical Coding Auditor Programme (CCAP) or Clinical Coding Trainer Programme (CCTP) should ensure that - where a Purchase Order (PO) is being obtained - this is attached with the application documents, rather than emailed to information.standards@nhs.net separately by the organisation’s Finance or Procurement department.

    We are unable to process applications for programmes where the PO is not included within the application documents. In such circumstances, we will have no option but to reject the application, pending re-submission with the PO. Where demand for Programmes is high, this may result in applicants failing to secure a place.

  • Completed Purchase orders should be sent to:
    NHS DIGITAL
    T56 PAYABLES A125
    PHOENIX HOUSE, TOPCLIFFE LANE
    WAKEFIELD, WF3 1WE
  • the submission of any incomplete booking forms will result in the application being rejected.
  • certificates and documentation should be provided in electronic format as we are unable to return original material to applicants.
  • prices expected to be confirmed by 31 January 2020
  • delegates are responsible for booking and paying for their accommodation. We advise delegates staying in the venue hosting the course to mention this upon arrival.
  • delegates should not book any accommodation or travel until their place on the course has been confirmed by the Terminology and Classifications Delivery Service. The Terminology and Classifications Delivery Service is not liable for any costs incurred by the delegate relating to booking errors and / or cancellation of accommodation or travel.

How can I apply?

The documents below will help you to apply for the programme:

We can confirm that there is no closing date for applications for the CCAP and that applications are reviewed on a ‘first come first served’ basis, historically places have been filled for the programme well in advance of the assessment days. Once all the places have been filled the service will be notified via Delen and no further applications will be accepted.

Upcoming Dates

  •  Postponed until 2021-22 due to COVID-19 (Course code: AA1) - Applications now closed 

Price

  • NHS delegate rate: £149
  • non-NHS delegate rate: £180

*Please note the total programme cost, required for purchase order/promise to pay documents is the assessment day (£149/£180) plus the Audit Workshop (£639/£768)