Returning to practice

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

The resources in this section are designed to equip and enable you to return to the workforce with confidence after a career break and help you meet the requirements of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to return to their register.

In addition, they contain advice on finding a job, how the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) and other resources can support your return and on-going practice, plus how to use the HCPC updating process to underpin your Continuing Professional Development (CPD), maintain registration and develop your career.

Remember that RCOT members have access to a wealth of member-only resources, support and other benefits.

If you are not already a member, please consider joining us.