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3rd July 2019

Clearing is an exciting time and will give you the opportunity to explore your subject and university options. If you’re still undecided, did better or worse in your grades or you’ve changed your mind – whatever your situation we can help you find out more about allied health professions (AHPs) and what makes them such fantastic careers!

AHPs are healthcare specialists that provide treatment and rehabilitate patients, helping them to live the fullest lives possible. There are 15 AHPs, if you choose from one of these professions you will work directly with patients, where you’ll see the difference you’re making to people’s lives everyday – relieving pain and helping people to stay independent. We have information on all AHPs but some of the areas you might work in include Podiatry, Therapeutic Radiography, Orthoptics, Prosthetics and Orthotics and the types of patients you will be treating include people with diabetes, cancer patients, patients with double vision and people with artificial limbs – among many others.

AHPs play a vital role making up a third of the professional clinical workforce within healthcare. As an AHP you can enjoy great pay, regular working hours, varied and interesting work, and lots of ways to specialise and advance. The best thing is – qualified AHPs are in high demand and employment rates are high.  


Also, for those of you who have received higher grades than predicted, it’s worth considering you may be eligible for Adjustment. This allows you to hold your current offer with UCAS whilst considering other options for either the same course at a different university or a different course at the same university.   

Now that you know a little bit more, why not explore further, there will be places available through Clearing 2019 so take your first steps in becoming an AHP and contact the universities.

Find courses in Clearing (opens 5th July 2019)

You can also search for courses in Therapeutic radiography, Podiatry, Orthoptics, Prosthetics and Orthotics on our course finder.

We hope you are lucky enough to secure a place to start this September!

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