The Allied Health Professions are the third largest workforce in the NHS. They are degree level professions and provide high-quality care to patients and clients across a wide range of care pathways and settings.
Progression to Higher Education with a Level 3 qualification, such as the Level 3 National in BTEC Health and Social Care, can be the foundation block for careers within the Allied Health Professions.
Do you have a passion for creating and making things? Are you interested in how we communicate or express ourselves? Do you enjoy helping people?
Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy which uses art as its main mode of self-expression and communication. Art therapists can work with a wide range of patients who are affected by a variety of issues, including mental health problems, behavioural difficulties, learning disabilities and life-limiting conditions.
Do you enjoy storytelling and perfoming? Do you want to help people express themselves?
Dramatherapy uses role play, voice work, movement and storytelling to help people solve personal and social problems. With the use of theatre and drama-based activities, dramatherapists can observe and explore the behaviour, attitudes and emotions of individuals experiencing emotional or mental health problems.
Do you have a passion for music? Do you want to help people improve their well-being?
Music therapy uses the power of music to help people deal with feelings they cannot put into words, and help them relieve stress and build confidence. Music therapists use a wide range of musical styles and genres with people of all ages.
Are you passionate about health and nutrition? Do you want to guide people to a healthy lifestyle? Do you enjoy meeting new people?
Dietitians promote good health and prevent disease in individuals and communities. Combining scientific and medical research with food and health, dietitians provide practical guidance for the general public and could work in hospitals, the community, or privately.
Are you passionate about improving peoples' physical well-being? Do you want to understand how the body works?
Osteopaths move, stretch and massage their clients' muscles and joints with the aim of improving their health and wellbeing. Osteopaths spend a substantial amount of time with their patients and provide care that includes manual therapy, physical therapy and health advice.
Do you want to work with people to improve their physical well-being? Are you driven by problem-solving and seeing results?
Physiotherapists promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social well-being. They use manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and other physical approaches to help people with their specific physical needs.
Are you passionate about helping people? Do you have an interest in life-saving technological equipment?
Radiographers use cutting-edge technology to diagnose or treat patients who are ill or injured. Diagnostic radiographers diagnose injury or disease while Therapeutic radiographers play a vital role in the treatment of cancer.