Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

First Contact Physiotherapy Practitioner (Musculoskeletal)

12 months
3594 GBP/year
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This First Contact Physiotherapy Practitioner (Musculoskeletal) programme offered by the University of Bradford is aimed at physiotherapists working in the speciality of musculoskeletal practice in a variety of health care settings, including primary care.


Students will integrate the theory and evidence base of musculoskeletal practice. The modules include taught sessions at University's Faculty of Health Studies to encourage shared learning. These sessions include both theory and practical skills with an emphasis on clinical reasoning and problem-solving in a primary care environment. The First Contact Physiotherapy Practitioner (Musculoskeletal) programme is offered by the University of Bradford.

Career Outcomes

May enhance employability for experienced physiotherapists seeking to enter advanced practice roles.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • First Contact Physiotherapy 1 – Advanced Musculoskeletal Practice
  • First Contact Physiotherapy 2 – Working in Primary Care

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • Minimum of three years post-registration experience in a musculoskeletal physiotherapy setting.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to work at Level 7 (Master's level).
  • Must be able to attend the 75 hours practice placement during the working hours of 9:00 - 6:00, Monday to Friday, regardless of current working arrangement.
  • Your application must be supported by your employer who agrees to release you to attend the taught content and practice placement. If you're self-employed, there will be no reimbursement for lost earnings to attend the taught content and practice placement. 

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    3594 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3594 GBP per year during 12 months.

Per placement (associated with second module only): £1000

Living costs for Bradford

713 - 1353 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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