On a physiotherapist apprenticeship course, you will help lead and implement programs and treatments aimed at assisting those affected by injury, ageing, illness, or disability. You will learn to employ various physical and psychological therapeutic techniques, such as movement, exercise, and manual therapy, to enhance individuals’ mobility, function, and overall quality of life. Moreover, you will help offer guidance on health and well-being, furnishing practical advice for integrating pain and injury prevention into daily routines.


What you’ll learn

On a physiotherapist apprenticeship course, you’ll learn:

  • Recognise the significance of ongoing professional development throughout one’s career journey.
  • Acknowledge the importance of safeguarding, identifying signs of abuse, and understanding relevant safeguarding procedures.
  • Understand the requirements set forth by the Health and Care Professions Council, encompassing, but not limited to, the Standards of Conduct, Performance, and Ethics.
  • Emphasise the foundation of relationships with service users, caregivers, and others on a bedrock of mutual respect and trust.
  • Highlight the critical nature of valid consent and capacity within the context of delivering care and treatment.
  • Grasp the extent of a professional duty of care and the legislation, policies, and guidance pertinent to one’s profession and practice boundaries.
  • Value the significance of personal mental and physical health and well-being strategies in sustaining fitness for professional practice.
  • Learn to take appropriate action when one’s health may impact their ability to practice safely and effectively, including seeking help and support.
  • Acknowledge the necessity of active participation in training, supervision, and mentoring to uphold high standards of practice and personal and professional conduct and demonstrate this in practice.
  • Understand equality legislation and its application in one’s professional practice.

Entry requirements

You’ll usually need:

  • 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) and A levels, or equivalent, for a higher or degree apprenticeship.

Assessment methods

The programme is assessed in various ways before completing the End Point Assessment.

Restrictions and requirements

  • Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment.

Duration, level, subjects and potential salary upon completion

  • Duration: 48 months
  • Relevant school subjects: Science
  • Potential salary upon completion: £31,000 per annum

Apprenticeship standard

More information about the Level 6 Physiotherapist standard can be found here.

Apprenticeship end point assessment

For more information about the End Point Assessment Process, please read the Institute of Apprenticeships’ information page.

Updated on January 20, 2024

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