Allied Health Professional (AHP) e-learning courses & training

Enhancing healthcare through allied health professional e-learning: A pathway to excellence

In the rapidly evolving healthcare field, continuous professional development is beneficial and essential. For allied health professionals, who form a critical pillar of healthcare services, e-learning courses offer a flexible, efficient, and effective means of keeping pace with the latest advancements, regulatory requirements, and best practices. In this blog, Rose delves into the vital role of e-learning in enhancing the competencies and care provided by allied health professionals.

The imperative for ongoing education

Allied health professionals—including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, radiographers, and speech and language therapists—play an integral role in patient care. The demand for skilled practitioners in these fields is expected to grow significantly, with the World Health Organization reporting a projected global shortfall of 18 million health workers by 2030, primarily in low- and middle-income countries. This gap underscores the critical need for accessible, scalable training solutions such as e-learning.

Key definitions

  • Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) - AHPs are trained professionals who provide a range of diagnostic, technical, therapeutic, and direct patient care and support services that are critical to the other health professionals they work with and the patients they serve. 
  • E-Learning - A learning system based on formalised teaching but with the help of electronic resources. While teaching can be based in or out of the classrooms, the use of computers and the Internet forms the major component of e-learning.

Relevant legislation and regulations

In the UK, the regulation of allied health professionals is underpinned by specific legislation and standards set by bodies such as the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). The HCPC sets standards for training, professional skills, behaviour, and health. E-learning courses for AHPs must align with these standards to ensure legal compliance and uphold the quality of care.

Current trends in allied health e-learning

E-learning platforms have revolutionised the way AHPs meet their continuing professional development (CPD) requirements. These platforms provide:

  • Accessibility - Learners can access updated content anytime and anywhere, accommodating varied schedules.
  • Cost-effectiveness - Reduces the need for travel and physical materials, lowering the cost of training.
  • Tailored learning - Offers courses that cater to individual learning paces and styles.

Incorporating best practices

Best practices in designing e-learning for AHPs include:

  • Interactive content - Engages learners and enhances retention through multimedia, quizzes, and simulations. 
  • Peer collaboration - Encourages knowledge exchange through forums and group activities.
  • Ongoing assessment - Tracks progress and understanding through regular assessments, ensuring competency.

Statistics highlighting e-learning impact

Research indicates that e-learning can enhance knowledge retention by up to 60%, compared to traditional learning methods. Moreover, a study by the Journal of Medical Internet Research found that web-based education on clinical guidelines improved the practice behaviour of 75% of health professionals surveyed.


  • Engage regularly - Consistent participation in e-learning courses ensures that AHPs stay abreast of the latest clinical practices and technological advances. 
  • Seek accredited programs - Enrol in courses that are accredited or recognised by professional bodies to ensure relevance and quality.
  • Utilise support networks - Leverage forums and peer groups for problem-solving and sharing best practices.


For allied health professionals, e-learning is not just a tool for compliance but a strategic asset for career development and enhanced patient care. As healthcare continues to advance, e-learning's flexibility and accessibility will be pivotal in equipping AHPs with the skills they need to succeed.

Click here to explore our range of accredited e-learning courses designed specifically for allied health professionals at The Mandatory Training Group’s website. Enhance your skills, meet regulatory requirements, and advance your career with us today.

About the author

Rose Mabiza

Rose has dedicated over 15 years to improving health and social care quality through practice, targeted education and training. Her extensive experience includes working with older adults, individuals with mental health conditions, and people with autism and learning disabilities.

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