In 1993, CASE was formed through the common desire to ensure that the education and training of sonographers in the United Kingdom was delivered at the highest level. All members share common concerns that standards of service provision and education are developed in parallel with increasing demand and improving technology. All members strive to create an environment in which education and training is maximised. This will enable validation and accreditation to be as robust and straightforward as possible.
Historically, CASE accredited clinical ultrasound education and training programmes that have been at Master’s degree level. With the agreement of the member organisations CASE now has the flexibility it requires to evaluate emerging pathways and proposals for clinical ultrasound education and training and to accredit them when appropriate. These pathways include undergraduate courses and degree apprenticeships.
In 2023 CASE were pleased to announce the first successful accreditation of a BSc (Hons) in Medical Ultrasound (Degree Apprenticeship).
* The term ‘clinical’ recognises the multi-disciplinary nature of the workforce; in other circumstances the word ‘medical’ may be used.