Reference Quantity: ST0519

Particulars of normal

Occupational profile:

Physiotherapy is a science-based occupation.  Physiotherapists work with people, and their households and carers, from start to finish of life and in a variety of well being and social care settings.  They lead and ship programmes and interventions to assist folks affected by damage, ageing, sickness or incapacity.  Physiotherapists use a variety of bodily and psychological therapy approaches, together with motion, train and guide remedy, to optimise a person’s mobility, operate and high quality of life. Additionally they present training about well being and wellbeing and supply particular recommendation that may be utilized to on a regular basis actions to handle and scale back the danger of ache or damage.  The occupation helps to encourage improvement and facilitate restoration, enabling folks to stay unbiased for so long as potential. As a physiotherapist, you’ll practise as an autonomous, unbiased practitioner, whereas contributing strongly to team-working. People are in a position to search care instantly from you and with out referral from one other skilled.  You’ll work with individuals who might current with complicated and difficult issues ensuing from a number of diseases, damage or incapacity.  Along with offering physiotherapy interventions, you’ll play a considerable academic, well being teaching and advisory position to sufferers, different healthcare professionals and the general public.  Physiotherapists usually work in a variety of huge and small organisations throughout public, non-public and charitable sectors.

Duties and obligation of the position:

You’ll use your complete data and medical reasoning expertise to evaluate, diagnose and deal with folks with issues attributable to sickness, damage, incapacity or ageing.  You will notice human motion as central to the well being and wellbeing of people.  You’ll deal with folks with neurological, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, psychological well being, respiratory circumstances and  these requiring palliative care, amongst others.  In addition to treating folks, additionally, you will promote good well being and advise folks on forestall or scale back the danger of damage and sickness. You’ll be accountable and accountable to your actions, and for reflecting on the effectiveness of those, with the intention of regularly bettering affected person expertise.  Additionally, you will be answerable for guaranteeing your individual data and expertise stay present, together with by means of guaranteeing that your observe is evidence-based and that you just keep your skilled competence.  Additionally, you will play a task in supporting others’ studying, together with future entrants to the occupation.  You’ll show management qualities and handle and lead colleagues.

Qualification necessities:

Apprentices shall be required to finish a BSc (Hons) diploma in Physiotherapy or Degree 7 qualification authorised  by the Well being and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy the place the apprentice already holds a Degree 6 diploma.  Apprentices with out degree 2 English and maths might want to obtain this degree previous to finishing the end-point evaluation. For these with an training, well being and care plan or a legacy assertion the apprenticeships English and maths minimal requirement is Entry Degree 3 and British Signal Language qualification are a substitute for English {qualifications} for whom that is their main language. 

Entry necessities:

Usually 3 A ranges to incorporate biology or human biology, or, an equal entry qualification.

Skilled registration:

On profitable completion of an authorised programme, you may be eligible to use to the HCPC for registration to practise as a physiotherapist within the UK.  Additionally, you will be eligible to use for full membership and chartered standing with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

Degree: 6

Length: Usually 4 years

Evaluation Date: After 3 years


It is possible for you to to:

You’ll know and perceive:

 Physiotherapy observe

  • Take accountability and be accountable to your selections and actions as an autonomous practitioner.
  • Assess particular person wants, utilizing clinical-reasoning expertise to diagnose and plan (e.g. to ship recommendation or therapy, or make a referral).
  • Be delicate to the wants, preferences and objectives of people, working with them, their household and carers to plan and preserve progress beneath evaluate.
  • Use and advise on a variety of bodily and psychological approaches (together with guide remedy, train, bodily exercise, medical applied sciences and tools) to optimise operate, motion, mobility, independence and well-being.

  • Design and ship particular person and group rehabilitation actions.
  • Handle a medical caseload to fulfill recognized wants and contribute to  environment friendly service supply individually or as a part of a staff.
  • Promote well being and well-being, advising on decreasing the danger or results of sickness and supporting people to realize affordable, individual particular objectives e.g. strolling following a stroke, self-management of a long-term respiration downside, decreasing the danger of falls.
  • Embrace well being applied sciences in the way you ship recommendation and interventions, according to particular person wants and obtainable/accessible sources e.g. train apps.
  • Preserve correct, well timed information of the care that you just ship.
  • Adjust to all related well being and security necessities.
  • Use a variety of communication approaches, according to folks’s wants, to offer info, recommendation and options to sufferers, carers, well being care professionals and people to whom you delegate exercise.
  • Use up to date high quality proof to tell your observe.
  • Successfully consider skilled observe to tell private and repair improvement.
  • Elevate and act on issues about points that will compromise security, high quality and danger.

  • The construction and performance of the human physique within the context of well being, illness, dysfunction and dysfunction, throughout the lifespan.
  • The biomedical, psychological, behavioural, bodily and social science foundation of physiotherapy observe.
  • Physiotherapy approaches to complete physique methods together with musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiovascular and respiratory methods, to reinforce motion and to minimise lack of operate.
  • Theories and approaches underpinning holistic evaluation, rehabilitation, re-ablement, self-management and behavior change.
  • Approaches to inclusive communication, engagement and partnership-

  • The importance of inhabitants and affected person well being care developments for   physiotherapy observe and repair supply.
  • The evolving proof base underpinning physiotherapy.
  • Approaches to enabling entry to acceptable physiotherapy companies according to want e.g. triage, self-referral.
  • Methods to judge and develop physiotherapy observe and repair supply by means of affected person outcomes, medical audit and knowledge assortment.
  • Tips on how to use a variety of analysis strategies to discover and develop physiotherapy.
  • The political, social and financial elements impacting on well being and social care and physiotherapy service supply.
  • The legislative and medical governance frameworks by which physiotherapy is delivered.
  • The boundaries of your scope of observe and search steerage the place acceptable to make sure protected and efficient interventions.

Physiotherapy values and behaviours

  • Interact with and fulfil the ethics, values and behaviours that underpin physiotherapy observe and professionalism.
  • Take a person-centred method to the way you make selections and act, together with the way you contribute to delivering physiotherapy and consider worth and affect.
  • Fulfil all authorized, regulatory {and professional} necessities and requirements referring to being a physiotherapist[i].
  • Reveal an inclusive, culturally conscious method to your physiotherapy observe and act as an advocate the place acceptable.


  • The ethics and values underpinning UK physiotherapy observe and professionalism[i].
  • The authorized, regulatory {and professional} necessities and requirements to which you must adhere as a physiotherapist.
  • The importance of your behaviour exterior your physiotherapy position to your private standing and the occupation’s popularity.
  • Tips on how to interact with folks in non-discriminatory methods, receive knowledgeable consent, keep confidentiality, uphold knowledge safety, and appropriately report any points that will affect by yourself capability and functionality to observe.


Improvement of self and others

  • Mirror in your observe and studying, actively interact in supervision, appearing on suggestions from others, be self-aware and determine areas to your personal improvement.
  • Advocate for the physiotherapy occupation by means of your actions and communication.
  • Reveal management in the way you interact and work together with others.
  • Facilitate studying by means of designing and delivering actions for sufferers, college students, colleagues and so on.

  • Your accountability to have interaction in career-long studying to take care of and develop your competence and scope of observe.
  • HCPC and CSP regulatory, skilled and employment necessities to show your skilled improvement[i].
  • Developments in physiotherapy, their significance and implications to your observe.
  • Theories and approaches to management and administration.
  • Tips on how to design and ship studying actions for people and teams, to fulfill supposed studying outcomes.



Skilled engagement

  • Interact in skilled networking, recognising its significance to your personal and others’ skilled improvement.
  • Sustain-to-date with developments in physiotherapy observe, fashions of service supply and the occupation’s proof base.
  • Share info, concepts and options to contribute to data switch and high quality enhancements.
  • Respect and interact with the position and contributions of others who contribute to assembly well being and social care wants.

  • Obtainable skilled peer assist networks related to your profession and areas {of professional} curiosity.
  • Tips on how to search, appraise and use literature and different sources referring to physiotherapy observe.
  • How one can share info, findings and concepts with others in a variety of codecs and thru a variety of media.
  • The dynamic, evolving nature of physiotherapy, together with in worldwide, inter-professional and coverage contexts.
  • Fashions of well being and social care supply, together with multi-disciplinary groups and inter-agency collaborations.

[i] HCPC (2014) Requirements of Proficiency Physiotherapists

[ii] HCPC (2016) Requirements of Conduct, efficiency and Ethics

[iii] HCPC Requirements of Persevering with Skilled Improvement.

Regulated normal

This can be a regulated occupation.

Regulator physique:

Well being and Care Professions Council

Coaching supplier should be authorised by regulator physique

EPAO should be authorised by regulator physique

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