Successful completion of this programme will enable these postgraduate diplomates to apply for registration as a therapeutic radiographer with the Health and Care Professions Council (HPC). Registration is essential for working in the NHS in the United Kingdom. At the present time, there is 100% employability for our diplomates upon programme completion. With the advent of the proton beam therapy developments in Manchester and London (due to treat their first patients in 2018), the need for therapeutic radiographers within the UK is set to rise significantly.
The Society and College of Radiographers is the professional body for radiographers and completion of the programme resulting in the award of the Postgraduate Diploma in Radiotherapy confers eligibility to apply for membership.
Opportunities exist for working as a therapeutic radiographer (radiotherapist) overseas. Liverpool graduates have obtained similar employment in Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Eire, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore and Saudi Arabia.
Opportunities exist too for qualified therapeutic radiographers to work in the private radiotherapy sector, within industry (especially in the role of applications specialists with the major medical equipment manufacturers) and also expand into teaching roles both locally and in higher education institutes. Increasing numbers are now expanding their roles into patient support and information centres for through organisations such as Macmillan Cancer Support.
On completion of the Diploma, or an equivalent pre-registration postgraduate diploma, and 12 to 18 months clinical experience you are able to complete an additional 60 credits of research or independent study to gain the Radiotherapy MSc.