For profession-specific, or even more AHP careers resources, click on the AHP Careers Toolkit for more details.
Some key AHP career resources you may find useful
- AHP Career resources - links to AHP career resources, information, podcasts and videos
- AHP Career information - links to AHP career resources on Health Careers website
- HEE resources for becoming an AHP - links to interactive resources and meet the team
- Could you be an AHP? from National Health Careers Conference 2020 - video presentation from health careers live, information about different roles, skills and attributes
- AHP case studies from the Health and Professions Council - case studies and stories from people working in the health and care profession
- Inspire, attract and recruit toolkit - interactive toolkit developed for HR professionals, recruitment teams and managers in the NHS to help you inspire, attract and recruit your future workforce
- Step into the NHS - KS2 teacher resources - Access to interactive tool for children to discover the allied health professions and wider access to teacher guides for an overview of ready-made lesson plans and how to introduce careers-related learning to your pupils
- Step into the NHS - secondary school teacher resources - teacher guide for ready-made lesson plans and how to introduce meaningful career-related learning to your students
- Talent for Care - widening participation into health careers and recruiting from local community - widening participation directory, case studies
- NHS England - the 14 Allied Health Professions - text description and summary of each role
- The WoW Show - AHP videos - collection of videos explaining AHP careers and case studies
- Career choices - hear from student AHPs from the Student Leadership Programme, about what influenced and inspired them to choose their course
- Careers in the NHS - video case studies matched to labour market information plus a careers quiz which matches personality with career choices
Key AHP career events *click links for up to date event information
- Allied Health Professions (AHPs) day - NHS England
- Health Careers Live - Health Careers
- Healthcare - HST Events
- National Careers Week - Nat West Group
- What Career - NHS Careers
If you have any queries regarding the information in the Toolkit, or would like to add to it, please contact Carrie Biddle - firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Please note the AHP Careers Toolkit will be reviewed and updated in line with HEE mandates.
In order to increase awareness of Allied Health Profession (AHP) careers in school aged children, Health Education England have worked in partnership with the Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) and Forum Talent Potential to fund and support a project which provides real life context to learning.
The aim of the project was to support teachers in primary and secondary schools to develop curriculum projects that integrate AHP careers learning into the curriculum. This was achieved by:
- Using subject curriculum requirements as the driver, and AHPs as the underpinning context.
- Teachers and AHPs co-creating curriculum content to enable children to connect what they are studying in the classroom to the world of work.
In order to bring the learning to life, a six step approach was used. The online toolkit that details the approach is free, and can be accessed by teachers and employers here
The project has produced exemplar case studies that every school in the country can use, which can be found on the Forum Talent Potential website. These case studies show the innovative, exciting and engaging ways in which Allied Health Careers can be integrated into the delivery of curriculum objectives.
The benefits of this approach extend to the students, the school and the profession or employer.
A KS3 Student, learning about electricity and how to safely use defibrillators: “I want to be a paramedic now, but would need to learn more first”
A KS3 English Teacher, about a ‘speaking and listening’ task to encourage children to comply with treatment for an eye condition “Having a real life problem to solve helped the students to engage in the task. At the time of the project, the NHS was at the forefront of students’ minds….which added to the student engagement”