For those wanting to work as a physiotherapist, training is essential.
There are various types of course available to get you qualified, depending on your starting experience and qualifications.
The most common types of courses are the three or four year degrees that are approved by the Health Professions Council (HPC). This makes you eligible for state registration and membership of the field's governing body, the (CSP).
An alternative type of course is to qualify as a physiotherapist through a two-year Cadet Scheme - this would involve clinical placements while working towards a qualification such as an NVQ Level 3 in Health.
For those who already hold a degree, there is the possibility of qualifying by taking a fast-track postgraduate course. You would need a first class or upper second class honours degree in a relevant subject (for example biological science, psychology or sports science) top follow this route.