First Contact Practitioner (Occupational Therapy, Paramedics and Podiatry) - Update on PgCert programmes

First Contact Practitioner Pathways in:

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Paramedics
  • Podiatry*

These programmes are currently under development by the University of Plymouth.

Expected first delivery dates will be October 2022.

*In development with implementation expected in 2023.

We will be updating this webpage soon, publishing the date after which applications will be accepted.

In the meantime anyone wishing to be placed on an enquirer list is advised to please contact

The University of Plymouth is not accepting direct applications for HEE funded FCP applications presently.

Links to the individual programme pages will appear on this page subject to approval.

Anyone interested in single module study ahead of the FCP awards can currently view our CPD offer.

Please note that the PgCert First Contact Practitioner Musculoskeletal has been developed and the next delivery will be October 2022.


You can contact the Professional Development Unit with any queries

Prospective student enquiries:
Phone: +44 1752 586951
Current student enquiries:
Professional Development Unit, Level 4 Rolle Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, United Kingdom.
Monday–Thursday 8:30–17:00 and Friday 8:30–16:30.