Diagnostic radiographers produce high quality images on film and other recording material, which help doctors to diagnose disease and the extent of injuries. Therapeutic radiographers help to treat patients using X-rays, ionising radiation and, sometimes, drugs.
Those under 24 at the start of the course will normally require two a levels and three passes at GCSE or equivalent at grade C or above. It is also possible for candidates with only one a level to be considered in some circumstances. BTEC National Certificates and Diplomas are accepted as meeting the entire entry requirement. Entry is also possible through validated Access courses. Mature students aged 24 and over may be accepted without these qualifications.
Three-year course (four years in Northern Ireland) leading to the award of either the Diploma of the College of Radiographers or a degree in radiography.
College of Radiographers, 14 Upper Wimpole Street, London W1M 8BN.