We are allied health professionals.
We are 15 unique roles.
Every day, our allied health professionals (AHPs) play a crucial role in helping patients live their lives as fully as possible.
There are many different AHP roles, ranging from emergency response and radiography to podiatry and speech therapy, and with our world-class training and support, you’ll be able to make yours exactly what you want it to be.
We play a crucial role
There are 15 allied health professional roles, including physiotherapist, prosthetist and therapeutic radiographer just to name a few. And they all have one thing in common: they play a vital part in treating, rehabilitating and improving the lives of patients.
We are experts
As an allied health professional you’ll be able to help patients in ways that few other healthcare professionals can, whether that’s by helping someone learn to walk again or fixing a child’s squint.
You’ll work alongside a multidisciplinary team of doctors and nurses, in a range of settings including hospitals and patient’s homes, as you help patients overcome obstacles, both mentally and physically.
We enjoy world-class training
Allied health professional degrees combine academic study with hands-on, practical experience, giving you a taste for what the role is really like from day one.
You’ll be taught by a mix of faculty members and specialists, completing placements in hospital and community settings, leaving you feeling ready for anything.
We are rewarded
Being an allied health professional isn’t just emotionally rewarding. With ongoing training, you’ll be able to quickly progress, moving to more senior positions with a higher pay grade.
You’ll also enjoy a competitive salary, one of the most generous pension schemes in the UK, and discounts at shops, restaurants and more.
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The main route into becoming an allied health professional is by taking a degree. Healthcare degrees are a hands-on, dynamic way of learning that will give you experience like no other. During your studies, you’ll complete placements, meet other specialists and get a taste for what the role’s really like. Depending which course you choose, your studies will last two to four years.
There are full and part-time courses available across the country and you can use our course finder to browse them.
For some AHP roles, you can train through a degree apprenticeship. This involves a combination of academic study and practical, paid employment, and typically lasts around four years.
Having healthcare experience is a guaranteed way to make your degree application stand out and can really give you a head start on your career – especially if it’s relevant to your chosen role.
There are lots of different ways you can get healthcare experience, including work experience placements, voluntary roles, paid full or part-time work, internships or even caring for a sick or disabled friend or relative.
There are thousands of organisations that provide healthcare, so you’ve got a lot of choice when it comes to gaining experience. You could consider an NHS or private hospital, clinic or health centre, a charity (like St John Ambulance), or even a residential care home or day care centre.
But it’s not just about healthcare experience. There are plenty of everyday skills that are hugely beneficial, including good communication and organisation skills, problem solving and quick decision making – not to mention a caring and compassionate nature.