FAQs about our course finder

This page answers some of the frequently asked questions (FAQs) about our course finder.

  • Our course finder lists clinical courses that lead to eligibility to apply for initial statutory professional registration (e.g. as a nurse, occupational therapist or dentist). We do not list any other courses, such as short courses, post qualifying courses or those relating to continuing professional development (CPD). For details of these, you could try contacting:

    • the professional body representing your profession
    • local universities and colleges of further education
    • your line manager
    • the training department within your employing organisation

    If the career you’re interested in isn’t listed in the drop-down box, try using the general search facility on this website.

    If you need further help, please contact Health Careers using the contact form or by calling 0345 60 60 655.

  • If you are getting a 'No results found' message, it could be that you have used too many filters and are restricting the results too much. Try removing one or more of the filters and searching again. 

    Alternatively, it could be that there are no courses running in your region at the moment. 

    If you need further help, please contact Health Careers using the contact form or by calling 0345 60 60 655.

  • Unfortunately, we do not hold course information that will continue the professional development of existing healthcare staff. We recommend contacting your professional body and/or local higher education institutions. 

    Find out more about professional development.

  • If you already have a degree, you can take a shortened graduate-entry course leading to eligibility to apply for registration for some clinical careers. This is because you may be able to get accreditation for prior learning (through a process known as APEL) for your first degree subject. In the majority of cases, your first degree usually needs to be relevant to accelerated programme you wish to take. However, there are a number of accelerated courses for which your first degree subject does not have to be in a related subject.

    Use our course finder to find accelerated courses, by selecting 'postgraduate/accelerated programme' from the 'Type of qualification' field, then contact the universities you are considering to check whether your degree subject is acceptable for entry.

  • We don't list details of apprenticeships on our course finder. For general information about apprenticeships in the health sector, take a look at our page about apprenticeships, traineeships and cadetships

    You can search for live vacancies on the NHS Jobs website. Some current opportunities are below. 

  • Please email [email protected] providing the required changes.

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