Return to Practice

Welcome to the College's resource for occupational therapists who want to return to professional practice


It is designed to equip and enable you to return to the occupational therapy workforce with confidence.

Using this resource will help you to:

  • Meet the requirements of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) in order to return to their register.
  • Plan and carry out your return to the register and then seek employment.
  • Become familiar with College and wider national resources which will support your return and on-going practice.
  • Use the HCPC updating process to underpin your continuing professional development (CPD), maintain registration and develop your career.


Return to Practice - HCPC requirements
Return to Practice - Planning your return
Return to Practice - Identifying your learning needs
Return to practice - Resource
Return to practice - Supporting a returner
Return to practice - Employment


If you are a member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT) you will have access to a wealth of member-only resources, support and other benefits. Please consider joining us.