You'll need to take a three or four-year BSc (Hons) degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics, approved by the British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists and the Health and Care Professions Council.
The approved degree course is available at two universities in the UK:
- University of Salford – School of Health Sciences
- University of Strathclyde – The National Centre for Training and Education in Prosthetics and Orthotics
If you're a UK resident you'll have your tuition fees paid for you and you may also be able to get a grant, depending on your financial circumstances. For more information, go to the NHS Business Services Authority website.
You'll usually need:
- 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), including English, maths and a science
- 3 A levels including maths and either biology, physics or chemistry