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Directory of pre-registration programmes

Approval of programmes
We put the quality of the student experience at the heart of our approval process to ensure that programmes are fit for purpose and will develop a future workforce that is patient focussed, with the knowledge and skills for future healthcare, and the research skills to transform healthcare practice.

A programme that has been approved by us has demonstrated that it meets professional body governance standards and is, therefore, demonstrating equitable and consistent standards across the UK, quality assurance, and aligning standards of clinical practice with our Education and Career Framework. 

To ensure that students receive high-quality education and training, we particularly look at the:

  • Learning and teaching strategy – that the provider is using appropriate evidence-based methods to facilitate students in learning the skills they need to become a radiographer and have the skills to continue their professional development.  In addition, that the curriculum has been designed to deliver the future workforce.
  • Assessment strategy – that the timing and methods of assessment are designed to be reliable, fair and transparent and do not set up students to fail.
  • Staff – that the staff have appropriate teaching qualifications and radiography experience and skills to deliver a programme that is fit for purpose.
  • Resources – that students and staff will have access to the resources required to learn the necessary knowledge and skills, undertake research and produce a future workforce that is digitally literate.
  • Practice placements – that they have the capacity to train a given number of students, that students will experience a wide-range of examinations and specialities, and that staff are trained to support and assess learning in the placement.  We will also check that there are written agreements in place to ensure that placements are available throughout the programme.
  • Employability – that students graduating from the programme will have the knowledge and skills to be employable by imaging and radiotherapy departments throughout the UK and further afield.

Any programme not on our register has not met professional body governance standards.

Students undertaking practice placements that are not part of an approved programme, will not be covered by the SCoR’s Professional Indemnity Insurance scheme.

If you have any questions regarding the approval process, please contact PandE@sor.org.


Directory of pre-registration programmes
The Radiography Education and Training Directory of Programmes lists:

(a) All UK validated and approved programmes which lead to professional qualification and eligibility to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.  All programmes are at BSc (Hons) level unless otherwise stated.
(b) All courses overseas which have been accredited by the College of Radiographers for professional radiographer membership of the Society of Radiographers

If the programme link takes you to the education provider home page, please contact them directly regarding the programme.

Need to arrange an observational visit before being accepted onto a university programme? View an A-Z list of all NHS Trusts.

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