Entry Requirements

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. 

Anglia Ruskin University:

    • Drama Therapy MA (Masters of Art )
    • Music Therapy MA
    • Paramedic Science – Degree
    • Operating Department Practitioner

University of Bedfordshire:

    • Operating Department Practitioner

University of East Anglia: 

    • Speech and language therapy
    • Physiotherapy
    • Operating Department Practitioner


University of Hertfordshire:  

    • Radiotherapy & Oncology
    • Art Therapy / Psychotherapy MA
    • Diagnostic Radiography
    • Dietetics
    • Paramedic Science
    • Physiotherapy

University of Suffolk 

    • Radiotherapy & Oncology
    • Paramedic
    • Operating Department Practitioner