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Apprenticeship training course

Physiotherapist (integrated degree) (level 6)

Delivering programmes and interventions to help people affected by injury, ageing, illness or disability.

Qualification level
Equivalent to degree.
Typical duration
48 months
Apprenticeship category
Health and science
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Take responsibility and be accountable for your decisions and actions as an autonomous practitioner.
  • Assess individual needs, using clinical-reasoning skills to diagnose and plan (e.g. to deliver advice or treatment, or make a referral).
  • Be sensitive to the needs, preferences and goals of individuals, working with them, their family and carers to plan and keep progress under review.
  • Use and advise on a range of physical and psychological approaches (including manual therapy, exercise, physical activity, clinical technologies and equipment) to optimise function, movement, mobility, independence and well-being.
  • Design and deliver individual and group rehabilitation activities.
  • Manage a clinical caseload to meet identified needs and contribute to  efficient service delivery individually or as part of a team.
  • Promote health and well-being, advising on reducing the risk or effects of illness and supporting individuals to achieve reasonable, person specific goals e.g. walking following a stroke, self-management of a long-term breathing problem, reducing the risk of falls.
  • Include health technologies in how you deliver advice and interventions, in line with individual needs and available/accessible resources e.g. exercise apps.
  • Keep accurate, timely records of the care that you deliver.
  • Comply with all relevant health and safety requirements.
  • Use a range of communication approaches, in line with people’s needs, to provide information, advice and solutions to patients, carers, health care professionals and those to whom you delegate activity.
  • Use contemporary quality evidence to inform your practice.
  • Effectively evaluate professional practice to inform personal and service development.
  • Raise and act on concerns about issues that may compromise safety, quality and risk.
  • Engage with and fulfil the ethics, values and behaviours that underpin physiotherapy practice and professionalism.
  • Take a person-centred approach to how you make decisions and act, including how you contribute to delivering physiotherapy and evaluate value and impact.
  • Fulfil all legal, regulatory and professional requirements and standards relating to being a physiotherapist.
  • Demonstrate an inclusive, culturally aware approach to your physiotherapy practice and act as an advocate where appropriate.
  • Reflect on your practice and learning, actively engage in supervision, acting on feedback from others, be self-aware and identify areas for your own development.
  • Advocate for the physiotherapy profession through your actions and communication.
  • Demonstrate leadership in how you engage and interact with others.
  • Facilitate learning through designing and delivering activities for patients, students, colleagues etc.
  • Engage in professional networking, recognising its importance for your own and others’ professional development.
  • Keep up-to-date with developments in physiotherapy practice, models of service delivery and the profession’s evidence base.
  • Share information, ideas and solutions to contribute to knowledge transfer and quality improvements.
  • Respect and engage with the role and contributions of others who contribute to meeting health and social care needs.

Full information on Physiotherapist (integrated degree) (level 6) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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