Learning site for Allied Health Professions (AHPs).


Welcome to the Allied Health Professions learning site. The information collated here is intended to support you in practice, as you possibly take on new roles or work in new situations during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

All AHPs will have different learning needs and we recognise that everybody will be facing different challenges depending on your profession, where you are working and what you are doing. This site offers a range of information, guidance and links to resources which you may find helpful and we will continually be adding more over time. 

Students and those Returning to Practice:

The Health and Social Care Accelerated Recruitment Portal remains open for applications from AHP students.

The following guidance has been produced to help you complete the recruitment portal form depending on whether you wish to work in Social Care or an NHS Board. Please only register once.

This following guidance is for AHP students and those returning to practice who are on the HCPC temporary register and joining the Health and Social Care Workforce during COVID-19 Pandemic.

Frequently Asked Questions about pre-employment and during employment are available here.

If you are considering working or are currently employed within social care, please visit the Scottish Social Services Council site to access the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for social service workers and employers. 

Additional guidance
  • Wherever you start on this learning site, take time to browse the headings and consider the content that will help you to practice safely, protecting yourself and those you work with. 

  • We also suggest reviewing the resources under the ‘Supporting the well-being and mental health of yourself, your team and others’, as this is crucial during this time.  

  • In addition, if you are an AHP who has been redeployed to a different role or area of practice: you may find exploring the topic areas under both general and speciality ‘Resources to support your practice’ helpful. 

  • If you are a healthcare support worker, please visit the dedicated Support Worker page, where a variety of information, guidance and resources are available to support you during the COVID-19 pandemic, which we hope you will find helpful. 

  • COVID-19 information: It is important you always use the Health Protection Scotland site to ensure you are accessing the most up to date information, guidance and resources as these change regularly. 

  • You may also wish to visit Health Education England’s (HEE) site to access additional AHP specific information and resources.

  • When navigating through the site, you can return to the page you were previously on using the back button on the top left of the page next to the page name.