Orthotic Technicians help people live their lives to the full by making splints, braces and special footwear.
You will work with people of all ages with a wide range of conditions, including, arthritis, cerebral palsy, stroke , spina bifida and scoliosis.
An Orthotic Technician needs to be:
You will also need:
Although there are no set entry requirements, employers usually ask for five GCSEs (or equivalent) including English, Maths and a science or engineering subject. A level 3 apprenticeship standard for prosthetic and Orthotic Technicians has been approved. To get onto an apprenticeship, you will need to apply for an apprentice position with a health care provider.
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