Updating your skills and knowledge

Resources to support you as you return to practice

In this section

In This Section

Updating skills and knowledge

In order to return to the HCPC Register, radiographers will need to meet the following requirements, depending on how long they have been out of practice:

  • 0-2 years - no requirements
  • 2-5 years - 30 days of updating their skills and knowledge
  • 5 years or over - 60 days of updating their skills and knowledge

These requirements also apply to someone who has never been registered with the HCPC and who has never practised (or who has not practised in the last two years) but who holds an approved qualification which is over five years old.

For more information, please visit the HCPC website

Supervised practice

You need to find a clinical department for a period of supervised practice.

You may plan to return to a specific area of practice e.g. management, lecturing, clinical speciality. If this is the case, then it is reasonable that a period of supervised practice be focused on that specific area, but it is preferable to include at least some time refreshing core skills and knowledge, so that you refresh insight into the broad scope of practice of the profession.

Document all supervised practice on the appropriate HCPC forms.

Suggested resources 

As part of your readmission process, you will be required to document all private and formal study you have undertaken to update your skills and knowledge. 

Below are a selection of resources which could help as you update your skills and knowledge: