Getting in

Do you enjoy helping people? Are you interested in using non-medical ways of treating physical or psychological problems?

Can you see yourself working in a clinic or hospital? Would you like to set up your own practice?

If so, a career in the therapy sector could be for you!

Key facts

  • Apart from osteopathy and chiropractic, there is no professional statutory regulation of complementary and alternative treatments in the UK.
  • The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) has a membership of around 3,000 professionally qualified acupuncturists.
  • Within science, there is no debate as to whether hypnosis exists or works.  Science simply cannot agree on what it is and how it works

Routes into this sector

There are various types of qualifications available at different levels.

There are jobs in this sector where you can start with few qualifications and receive training on the job through an apprenticeship and others such as a physiotherapist, which require a degree.

Use the Course Search

Use the relevant search options on our Course Search to find college and university courses as well as vacancies for apprenticeships.

More help finding courses and training

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Future Learn have lots of free, short, online courses that will improve your knowledge of this job sector and improve your chances of landing your dream job. Check out the available courses related to therapy

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