The amount of updating (the number of activities you carry out to update your practice) that we need is a minimum requirement. This means that you can carry out more updating if you need to, so that you are confident you can meet our standards.
If you are returning to practice, we need you to update your knowledge and skills as follows.
- 0 to 2 years out of practice – no requirements
- 2 to 5 years out of practice – 30 days of updating
- 5 or more years out of practice – 60 days of updating
In the ‘days’ requirements above, we consider 1 day to be equivalent to 7 hours.
Your period of updating knowledge and skills can be made up of any combination of:
- Supervised practice
‘Supervised practice’ means practising under the supervision of a registered professional.
- Formal study
‘Formal study’ is a period of structured study which is provided by a person or organisation.
- Private study
‘Private study’ is a period of study which you structure yourself.
You should be aware that private study can only make up no more than half of the total period (i.e., 15 of your 30 days of updating, or 30 of your 60 days of updating).
Updating your knowledge and skills | (hcpc-uk.org)
How to fill out the returning to practice form | (hcpc-uk.org)