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Primephysio International Teacher Accreditation Program (ITAP)


The Ultimate Guide



Professional development is vital for physiotherapists to meet growing demands and provide high-quality care. Standardized training ensures competence, while ongoing learning improves clinical expertise and adapts to evolving needs. Teaching within the profession fosters a learning culture by refining techniques and promoting collaboration, innovation, and evidence-based practice.


Primephysio Training UK has a rich history of providing quality education to physiotherapists. With a steadfast vision of delivering excellence, our mission is to ensure access to top-notch education for every physiotherapist. We believe high-quality education is the foundation for professional growth and patient care. Through our efforts in improving continuous development and teaching methods, Primephysio Training UK strives to empower physiotherapists worldwide with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed. Our vision of quality education encompasses comprehensive and practical training that equips physiotherapists to benefit their communities.

Unlocking Potential through Knowledge and Practice

As part of our commitment, we are thrilled to announce the 4th edition of our international tutor training program. Building upon the success of the previous three editions, where competent clinical tutors have delivered an average of 150 teaching days annually in 12 countries, we are excited to continue this valuable initiative. 


Whether you are a physiotherapy specialist with teaching experience or looking to embark on your teaching journey, we invite applications from around the world. The following section provides detailed information on the criteria and application process, thereby you can join Primephysio Training UK's impactful educational community.


  1. Minimum of 8 years of clinical experience in one of the following specialities:

  • Clinical skills

  • Neuro rehab

  • Musculoskeletal physiotherapy

  • Acupuncture

  • Women's health

  • Aquatic therapy

2. Evidence of extensive professional development training through Primephysio Training UK or other recognized international training organizations.

3. Master's program from a British, Australian, or European university (Preferred but not mandatory)

4. Evident teaching experience or qualification is preferred but not mandatory.

5. Willingness to allocate time to professional development and teaching duties.

6. Familiarity with database search, article reading, and critique.

7. Tutors must work well and communicate effectively with others, instructing students in an encouraging and supportive manner. Good tutors should possess the following skills:

  • Listening skills: Tutors should be good listeners, considering students' thoughts and ideas, especially concerning individual learning.

  • Adaptability: Tutors should consider students' thoughts and ideas, especially concerning individual learning.

  • Positivity: Tutors must support and encourage students during the instructional process. A positive attitude can also improve student attention and behaviour.

  • Patience: Students may struggle with certain concepts no matter how the tutor delivers them. Tutors must be patient and adjust learning material to meet students' learning speeds and needs.

  • Creativity: No two people learn alike. Tutors should recognize learning styles and differentiate instruction in ways that make learning accessible and fun.

  • Technical knowledge: solid PowerPoint, MS Office, and Internet search skills.

  • Communication: Great communication skills are imperative for tutors, as they must effectively and efficiently explain complicated concepts to their students. 

  • Language: Excellent writing and speaking skills. English skills are required.

The Process:

Stage 1: Instructions


1. Fill out the registration form and submit it.  

  • Attach your CV and Personal Statement or Letter of Intent Personal Statement or Letter of Intent (Minimum 150 words explaining your motivation, teaching philosophy, and future goals as a teacher). Upload these documents in PDF format to the registration form.

2. Create a 5–10-minute video presentation on a clinical topic of your choice.

3. Send the video presentation to

Note: Your application will not be complete unless we receive the 5-minute video presentation. The video lets you showcase your communication and presentation skills, proficiency in PowerPoint, and clinical knowledge. Be creative and devise the presentation in a way that effectively presents yourself.

Deadline for Application: September 1st, 2023


The Application Process

Video and CV Submission. In the application process, candidates are required to submit a video and their Curriculum Vitae (CV).The video serves as an introduction of the candidate, showcasing his/her communication skills and passion for teaching.

Progress to Interview. After the initial video and CV submission, candidates who meet the program's criteria will progress to the interview stage. The interview is the next step in the selection process and offers an opportunity for the program coordinators to assess the candidate's suitability for the teacher training program.

Deadline for Response. Candidates will be informed about the outcome of their video and CV submission within a specific timeframe, with a clearly communicated deadline for response.

If Accepted. Candidates who are accepted into the program will receive further instructions on the next steps to take. This may include information about the induction process, enrollment, and preparation for the training program.

Stage 2: Interviewing Process

Successful candidates will be invited for an online interview. They will receive an email response within two weeks of the application date. They will have a dedicated induction where a training plan will be discussed.

Elaboration on the Interviewing Process

1. Presentation about a specific topic

  • The interview stage involves the candidate delivering a presentation on a topic related to their specialty (clinical skills, neuro rehab, musculoskeletal physiotherapy, etc.).

  • The presentation can be delivered either online or face-to-face, depending on the program's format.

2. Presentation guided by tips:

  • The program coordinators may provide specific guidelines or tips to assist the candidates in preparing their presentations effectively.

3. Time limit

  • The presentation is typically expected to be 20-30 minutes long, allowing the candidate to demonstrate their ability to convey information concisely.

4. Content of the presentation

  • The applicant is responsible for deciding the content of the presentation, including its aims, objectives, and a practical application (e.g., embedded video).

  • The presentation should also include a background section, key sections for the topic, and a relevant case scenario.

5. Interactive elements

  • If the presentation is conducted online, candidates are encouraged to include at least two polls to facilitate interaction with the audience.

  • For face-to-face presentations, candidates may include tasks that promote audience engagement, such as encouraging feedback or pausing for questions.

6. Presentation requirements

  • The presentation should adhere to specific guidelines, such as a limit on the number of words or slides.

  • Any information presented should be properly referenced and supported by credible sources.

7. Use of visuals

  • Effective use of photos, diagrams, or other visuals is encouraged to enhance the clarity and impact of the presentation.


  • Each applicant will have a different pace of progress based on capabilities, progress, and availability.

  • Training Route: There are multiple training pathways for tutors (local tutor route - international tutor route), which vary based on personal characteristics and attributes, clinical skills, and achievement of the training learning outcomes.

  • The training period will comprise teaching training that might include:

    • Watching webinars and video lectures led by educational experts.

    • Teaching short workshops in your home country may also include travelling to nearby countries to shadow tutors for those offered the international tutor route.

    • Staying up-to-date with research.

    • Peer-sharing in an active online community.

    • Partaking in a global network for Primephysio Traing UK educators.

  • The tutor will engage in an agreement with Primephysio Training UK.​

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