Are you looking to 'Return to Practice'?
If you've previously qualified as an Allied Health Professional (AHP) and wish to return to your profession, you may be required to update yourself on current practices before you can become re-registered and work as an AHP again.
The re-registration process is flexible, and those wanting to return can decide how to complete their period of updating.
Updating can be in the form of supervised practice and formal or private study. However, the study element must be no more than 50% of the time spent updating (for example, if you are required to undertake 30 days of updating, you may wish to choose 15 days of supervised practice & 15 days of study, or choose to take more supervised practice days and less study days).
If you are returning to practice, the HCPC requires you to update your knowledge and skills as follows:
- 0 to 2 years out of practice – no requirements
- 2 to 5 years out of practice – 30 days of updating (210 hours)
- 5 or more years out of practice – 60 days of updating (420 hours)
If you’re a qualified AHP looking to return to practice or have you previously been on the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) register and want to work in the Sussex area, we'd love to hear from you!
We offer bespoke full and part time programmes to support you to Return to Practice. We offer paid and voluntary placements as well as support to apply for work once you have registered.
We have a range of career opportunities including leadership, digital, management or working in a variety of clinical areas.
Our flexible working options and excellent education and training opportunities mean that you can develop new career pathways and re-establish your professional skills to help others.
We would love to hear from the following:
- Occupational Therapists
- Speech and Language Therapists
If you're looking to Return to Practice, click here to express your interest. A dedicated member of our team will be in touch to provide any additional information and advise on next steps.
Any information you share will be saved securely on our system and used to support you. It will not be shared externally without your permission.
For details about registering to Return to Practice with HCPC, click here.
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