Publish date: 5 June 2023

We are pleased to offer Degree Level Apprenticeships in Podiatry and Physiotherapy within the Community Care Division.  Podiatry is a three year programme and Physiotherapy is a four year programme, both delivered by Salford University.

The courses will start in September 2023. 

Entry Requirements

Suitable candidates will need to meet the following essential criteria: 

  • Already have or be prepared to accept a full time contract (37.5 hours)
  • GCSE English and Maths grade A-C OR Level 2 Functional Skills English and Maths.

You will also need to meet one of the following:

  • Podiatry – Equivalent of BB at A level or A Level BTEC with Biology or an Access course with Biology
    • No option of accreditation of prior learning
  • Physiotherapy - Equivalent of 3 A levels with 128 UCAS points
  • Or a higher qualification (such as a degree)
    • Certain qualifications will be equivalent to 3 A levels such as a BTEC extended diploma (at DDM grade) OR Access to HE Diploma from a QAA recognised Access to HE course in health studies, health science, nursing, or another science-based course.
  • Accreditation of Prior Learning may be considered if an applicant does not meet all of the above criteria
  • Other qualifications that will be assessed on an individual basis and may meet the entry requirements in part:
    • Professional qualifications at level 5 Diploma or above in a related area 
    • Level 3 apprenticeship in health and social care

How to apply

If you wish to be considered for the programme you will be required to submit an expression of interest (max 500 words) outlining how your knowledge, skills and experience align to the apprenticeship standard and demonstrate your suitability to be an apprentice on this programme.

Please send your completed expression of interest form along with copies of your education certificates by 7pm Thursday 15 June 2023 to:

The application will need to include a statement of support from your line manager.

Interviews are scheduled for the week of 26 June 2023. Interviews will be conducted in partnership with the faculty staff from the university.

High level summary of study commitment required. *Subject to change by the university 

  • Minimum of 6 hours per week study time consisting of lectures, face to face delivery and in class engagement
  • Independent Study allocated every week for the duration of the course
  • Placement requirements between 4 to 6 weeks per year.

Applicants should be aware that in addition to the study time allocated there will be an expectation of additional study hours being undertaken in their own time.

If you have any queries in relation to these apprenticeships please contact