If you are an international student or if you’re thinking of emigrating in the future, then you may find that your healthcare or social care qualification enables you to take up paid employment in another country without further education.
Some professional bodies in the UK have reciprocal agreements in place with their counterparts abroad. These agreements mean that both countries recognise that the teaching and skills learned are of a similar professional level and quality, and that graduates from one country can work in the other country without further study.
These agreements can change so you need to review any information very carefully and ensure you are up to date on the latest guidelines and requirements. You can often find the most up to date information on the website for the professional registration body for the country you are moving to. You can also email these bodies for more information if you have specific queries.
Alternatively, you may find that your undergraduate degree doesn’t get you quite the same role in another country, but a postgraduate course will make you more suitable. You may also need to pass some exams to demonstrate your language fluency and numeracy skills before you can register as a professional in your new country.
If you are a registered professional in the UK and plan to return after working abroad then you should also check what steps you will need to take in order to retain your UK registration.