To become an AHP you will need a degree or postgraduate course approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) or the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) for osteopaths, however there are some roles that have alternative routes that you can follow to achieve this through health and care employer.
Each university sets its own entry requirements, so it’s important to check with them directly. In most cases, the results of an interview and other selection processes are taken into account as well as academic qualifications.
Entry requirements for an undergraduate course are typically:
- Five GCSEs (grades A-C), including English language, maths and science
- Two or three A levels, including physics, chemistry or biology / human biology.
Or equivalent qualifications:
- A BTEC, HND or HNC which includes science.
- A relevant NVQ.
- A science-based access course.
- Equivalent Scottish or Irish qualifications.