Step Into the NHS: Discover the Allied Health Professionals

  • Key Stage 2
  • Support to plan an event or activity
  • Embed in curriculum
  • Involve employers and parents
  • Open to all
  • Personalised and relevant to age group
  • Start early
  • Whole school
  • Junior
  • PRU
  • SEND school
  • Small school
  • Urban
  • Governor
  • Parent
  • Teacher
  • Healthcare
  • Video

An online interactive resource for teachers to use with key stage two aged children, aligned to parts one and two of the Step into the NHS primary school competition that introduces children to a range of allied health professionals (AHPs).

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NHS Health Careers

The resource introduces young people and their teachers to 15 Allied Health Professionals'( AHPs) like me’ positively promoting people with a range of unique, individual characteristics and to challenge gender profession stereotypes. Each Allied Health Professional (AHP) shares something about what they do in their role, relating skills to hobbies and interests. There is also a short quiz activity for children to check their knowledge and learning.  The resource promotes exploration of careers by sharing a range of different skills and interests.

The tool enables children to learn about activities in life, outside of school, to think about what they might like to do linked to personal choices, values and future direction.

Although designed with the Step Into the NHS competition in mind, this tool can be used in any context to explore allied health professional roles in health and care.

NHS Health Careers

Dedicated to providing help and information to people who are interested in working in the NHS and other health employers in any one of the 350 careers on offer. NHS  Health Carers can help with information on what it is really like to work in health, how to get started in a career in the NHS or on the training and study needed to qualify for different jobs.

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