BSc (Hons)


Physiotherapist - Level 6
3 years
September 2024

Study for a rewarding career in Physiotherapy with our Degree Apprenticeship course. Designed in collaboration with employers, you'll develop skills to improve health, wellbeing and quality of life in frontline physiotherapy.

Why study with us

  • Physiotherapy at our University is in the top third of all UK physiotherapy providers in the UK. (Complete University Guide 2022)
  • We have strong links with clinical partners in the North West, in both NHS and non-NHS settings.
  • We love to support our Alumni. We offer lots of postgraduate qualifications so you can continue your progression within the physiotherapy workplace once qualified.

Why choose a Degree Apprenticeship?

With a Degree Apprenticeship, you get a great qualification and a career boost. It’s the perfect opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge through work-based learning, as you earn.

Grow and nurture your talent through the forward-thinking businesses we collaborate with.

Who is the course for?

Those interested in a qualification within the healthcare or health education arena. Most physiotherapists work alongside other health professionals and professionals allied to health. However, there is also an opportunity for those within the private sector, sport and charities to benefit. You'll need to be in suitable employment to complete this course.

You'll recognise the diversity of the profession and the opportunities it provides. You'll be driven to learn and develop as a physiotherapist. Alongside this, you'll apply knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to maintain professional standards.

What you'll do

  • The course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP). Successful completion of this course means you can apply for full membership to the CSP.
  • Learn from our experienced staff who are all Chartered Physiotherapists. Our team have a wide range of clinical and research skills.
  • You’ll complete approximately 1,000 hours of assessed clinical practice in a range of clinical settings. This practice will be supported by the university and your employer.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Professional qualifications

Successful graduates can apply for HCPC registration. This is a requirement to practice under the protected title of Chartered Physiotherapist.


  • This course is accredited by the CSP – the professional, educational and trade union body for the UK's chartered psychotherapists, physiotherapy students and support workers. After you graduate you will be eligible to apply for membership of the CSP.

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.

  • Degree Apprentice Care Leaver Bursary

    We offer a range of support and services to help all apprentices, but you may need a little extra assistance if you have been in Local Authority care and don’t have support from your parents. Find out more about our Care Leaver Bursary for our Degree Apprentice students.

    Find out more about Degree Apprentice Care Leaver Bursary

Information for employers

Apprentices do a real job while studying for a formal qualification, usually for one day a week at one of our campuses or training centres.

This course meets Apprenticeship Standards. Your apprentice will have the skills to succeed in their chosen career or progress to the next apprenticeship level.

Benefits to the employer

  • Successful graduates will have an increased ability and skill set within the sector. They'll also enhance a company’s reputation with external consumers by investing in their own workforce.
  • Apprenticeships can provide a way to develop your business and the leaders of tomorrow. While also creating a more motivated and productive workforce.
  • Apprenticeships can provide a way to a succession plan, enabling specific skill sets to be retained within your business.

This course is based in the School of Health, Social Work and Sport

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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