Pre-registration training

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Nursing and midwifery

To complete pre-registration training you will need to undertake a degree which can take the form of an apprenticeship or a full time course at university. The Royal College of Nursing can provide further detail on how to train as a midwife or nurse.

Allied health professionals

Allied health professions include the following disciplines who are regulated by the Health and Care Professionals Council and include

  • Physiotherapy
  • Biomedical Scientists
  • Clinical Scientists
  • Podiatrists
  • Arts therapists
  • Dieticians
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Orthoptists
  • Paramedics
  • Prosthetists/orthotists
  • Radiographers
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Operating Department Practitioner
  • Hearing aid dispensers

Pharmacy pre-registration training information.

Healthcare scientist pre-registration training information.

Further reading

Research opportunities at pre-registration 

Early exposure to research can encourage pre-registration students to explore a career in clinical academia and the opportunities available to them.

The Council of Deans of Health describes that

Learning about research is not only relevant for those who may be interested in an academic career, but to every single healthcare professional who will ask themselves at some point in their career:

  • Why has X become standard practice in my field?
  • How can I assess which intervention will be most effective for patient X?
  • How do I find out if others in my profession have found new evidence on what works? 

The Council's report: Becoming research confident: Research in pre-registration curricula for nursing, midwifery and allied health programmes in the UK explores why exposing pre-registration students to research is important and includes case studies on how universities have integrated research into their curricula.