Entry requirements (information and communication technology)

This page has information on the entry requirements and skills needed for information and communications technology (ICT) roles in health. 

ICT staff deliver a variety of different services so people with different qualifications, knowledge and skills are needed.  You may have a background in web development or IT helpdesks for example.

health informatics man with ipad and computer

Entry requirements will differ depending on the role but it may be possible to enter an entry-level post with no formal qualifications, but GCSEs or equivalent qualifications are an advantage. Apprenticeships in health informatics are also available.  Find out more on the City and Guilds website.  Other roles will require specific professional qualifications such as computer science.

The NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme also has a health informatics strand for graduates with relevant degrees.

Make a comment or report a problem with this page

Help us improve Health Careers