HCPC Registration UK for Overseas Qualified Healthcare Professionals: Your Key to Working in the UK

Are you a qualified healthcare professional looking to work in the UK?

If so, one of the most important steps you’ll need to take is getting registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). This process can be complex and time-consuming, particularly if you are not familiar with the UK healthcare system. Fortunately, Piccadilly Healthcare Careers (PHCC) can help you navigate the HCPC registration process quickly and efficiently, so you can get started on your career in the UK as soon as possible.

For Overseas Qualified Healthcare Professionals:

  • Lab Technician

  • Biomedical Scientist

  • Clinical Scientist

  • Occupational Therapist

  • Radiographer

  • Physiotherapist


What is HCPC Registration?

The HCPC is the regulator for healthcare professionals in the UK, including professions such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and radiography. Registration with the HCPC is a legal requirement for anyone wishing to work in these professions in the UK. The HCPC maintains a register of qualified professionals who have met certain standards of education, training, and competence. By being registered with the HCPC, you demonstrate to employers, patients, and the public that you are qualified to practice in the UK.

Why is HCPC Registration Important?

In addition to being a legal requirement, HCPC registration also provides many benefits for healthcare professionals. Registered professionals have access to a wider range of job opportunities in the UK, as many employers require HCPC registration as a condition of employment. HCPC registration also demonstrates your commitment to professional standards and ongoing professional development, which can help you stand out to potential employers.

UK Applications

Information on how to submit a registration application in the UK. Read full information on HCPC’s website

  • Eligibility Check

  • Online Application Form

  • Filling in the UK Application Form

  • Submit Documents

  • Pay Registration Fee

Overseas Applications

Information on how to submit a registration application as an overseas healthcare professional. Read full information on HCPC’s website

  • Eligibility Check

  • Applying via International Application Route

  • Online Application

  • Submit Documents

  • Pay Registration Fee

How Can UKDENTAL4U Help?

At UKDENTAL4U, we specialise in assisting overseas qualified professionals with the HCPC registration process. We understand the challenges that come with navigating a new healthcare system and can provide you with the guidance and support you need to succeed. Our services include:

  • Assessment of your qualifications and experience to determine your eligibility for HCPC registration
  • Assistance with preparing your application, including ensuring that all required documents are submitted correctly and on time
  • Ongoing support and advice throughout the registration process, including communicating with the HCPC on your behalf
  • Additional support services, such as language testing and continuing professional development opportunities

Who Is Eligible to Apply?

To be eligible for HCPC registration, you must have completed a recognized healthcare qualification in your home country that meets the standards set by the HCPC. You must also be able to demonstrate that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to practice safely and effectively in the UK. UKDENTAL4U can help you determine your eligibility and guide you through the application process.

How to Apply for HCPC Registration?

The application process for HCPC registration can be complex and time-consuming, but UKDENTAL4U can help you through every step of the way. The process typically involves submitting an application form, providing evidence of your qualifications and experience, and undergoing a suitability assessment. Our team can assist you with all aspects of the application process, from ensuring that your application is complete and accurate to communicating with the HCPC on your behalf.

UKDENTAL4U or Self-assessment?

While it is possible for healthcare professionals to undertake the HCPC registration process on their own, there are several reasons why choosing UKDENTAL4U can be a beneficial choice.

Firstly, the HCPC registration process can be complex and time-consuming, particularly for those who are not familiar with the UK healthcare system. By choosing UKDENTAL4U, you can receive expert guidance and support throughout the process, helping you to navigate any potential challenges and complete your registration in a timely manner.

Secondly, UKDENTAL4U offers additional support services that can help you to improve your chances of success in the registration process. For example, we can help you prepare for any language testing that may be required, as well as provide access to continuing professional development opportunities to help you enhance your skills and knowledge.

Finally, choosing UKDENTAL4U can provide you with peace of mind, knowing that you are working with a reputable and experienced organization that is dedicated to helping overseas qualified healthcare professionals achieve their career goals in the UK. We have a proven track record of success and have helped many healthcare professionals to successfully register with the HCPC and find employment in the UK.

UKDENTAL4U can provide you with valuable support and guidance that can help you to achieve your goals more efficiently and effectively.

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HCPC Registration FAQs: Overseas Healthcare Professionals HCPC Register

Follow the steps below to make an online application to join the HCPC Register:

  • go to the online application portal of HCPC Register – https://hcpcapplication.hcpc-uk.org/
  • login to make a new application
  • upload documents as required
  • once you’ve created an account, return to the “my application’ page to see a list with details of the applications created

Download the Guidance Document: Overseas Healthcare Professionals Applications to Join the HCPC register – guidance for online application – 2022

To be eligible to apply for registration via the international route you:

  • must have undergone training in one of the relevant professions outside of the UK
  • have not previously been registered with HCPC

You will need to submit copies of documents that confirm your details, skills and qualifications:

  • proof of identity and address
  • course information form and professional qualification certificate
  • certificate of English language proficiency
  • certifying documents with English translated
  • declaration

Once you have been registered, you will need to renew your registration every two years.

To make sure your name stays on the Register, you must:

  • pay your registration renewal fee;
  • renew your registration online; and
  • if asked to do so, submit your CPD audit information.

You will need to submit:

  • appeal applications
  • appeal hearings

Full information is on HCPC’s website