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United Kingdom Last update: 22.01.2013
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Competent Authority
      From the 1st of April 2002 the "Health and Care Professions Council" in the U.K. is the Competent Authority for the migrant physiotherapists application.

Applications should be sent to:
  Health and Care Professions Council
Park House
184 Kennington Park Road
London, SE11 4BU

Tel: 44 (0)845 300 4472
Fax: 44 (0) 20 7840 9801

The Application
  APPLICATION ENCLOSURES   The applicant is required to submit evidence of professional education including qualification documents and details of entry-level and postgraduate education, as well as the following documents:
·         Evidence of physiotherapy qualification (with diploma) and professional experience
·         Evidence of good conduct
·         One professional reference
·         Certificate of professional status from the regulator
·         Documentation of applicant's name, date of birth and nationality (e.g. copies of relevant pages from passport)
.          Assessment of language skills (when resident outside the EU)

 Information on temporary registration:

Further requirements
  LANGUAGE APTITUDE TEST RECOGNITION   The United Kingdom does not have automatic recognition of migrants from EU countries and reserves the right to proove each applicant individually. Aptitude tests can be provided at request by the applicant. Adaptation periods are usually arranged through the anticipated employment with theoretical education in conjunction with clinical placements and supervision when necessary.

Knowledge of the host country's language must be achieved. The migrant applicant does not become a member of the association when applying, but a registrant.

Please contact the U.K. association for further details.