Teesside University, Middlesbrough has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Summary: Occupational therapy is a process of facilitating change through activity to improve people’s quality of life and to enable them to reach their maximum level of function and independence. This course equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to register with the Health and Care Professions Council as an occupational therapist. Course details: You are required to demonstrate the values and beliefs of the NHS Constitution as you become an integral part of a multiagency team providing the expertise to ensure that clients reach their maximum level of independence. As part of the placement experience, you will be required to participate in a shift pattern rota or work weekends. You are allocated to placements within health and social care settings, enabling you to develop and apply your knowledge and skills to become a safe and autonomous professional practitioner. After this course: On successful completion of the course, you will be eligible to apply for registration as an Occupational Therapist with the Health Professions Council. Registered occupational therapists practice in the UK and overseas, in all areas of health and social care. You will work closely with other professionals such as doctors, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, social workers, psychologists and nurses. Alternatively you may choose a career in a charity or any other emerging areas of practice. Occupational therapists also work in private practice, research and education.
Access course information through Teesside University’s website using the course details link provided.
Your learning takes place in a variety of settings and contexts, using many different methods to achieve learning outcomes. The quality of occupational therapy education at Teesside has been assessed as 'excellent' by the Quality Assurance Agency and much of the occupational therapy-specific teaching takes place in the well-equipped activities of daily living suite, with adjoining seminar room. This includes a simulated bathroom, bedroom and kitchen. In addition, there is a practical room and group work room. There is a requirement throughout the course for you to complete successfully 1,000 hours of practice placements on which you are assessed for clinical and professional competence by a trained practice placement educator. You are assessed on your academic work and on your practice placements. A variety of assessment methods is used throughout the course such as case studies, assignments, presentations and practical and written examinations. Successful completion of these assessments demonstrates your ability to meet the Health and Care Professions Council standards of 'proficiency'.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Occupational Therapists, College of
- Health and Care Professions Council
- The World Federation of Occupational Therapists
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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|Campus name||Teesside University|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||112 - 128 points|
|A level||112-128 UCAS tariff points required from a maximum of 3 A levels, preferably biology and excluding general studies.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||112 UCAS tariff points from Diploma or from Diploma plus one A level or equivalent, preferably Biology; Grade DD*.|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass QAA recognised Access course preferably in a science or health subject including 18 graded Level 3 credits at distinction and 27 graded Level 3 credits at merit. We can accept Level 2 Access units in communication and maths in place of English and maths GCSEs. Satisfactory reference, enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, completed work based risk assessment and evidence of academic study within the past 3 years is also required.|
|Scottish Higher||123 UCAS tariff points from 4 or 5 Highers, preferably including biology.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||136 UCAS tariff points from three Scottish Advanced Highers, preferably including biology.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||112-128 UCAS tariff points from five subjects at Irish highers/honours level, preferably including biology.|
112-128 UCAS tariff points to include a science based subject, preferably biology, to at least AS level, excluding general studies. GCSE English Language and maths at grade C or above (grade 4 or above for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) and GCSE science at grade C or above (or equivalent). Satisfactory reference, enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, completed work based risk assessment. Evidence of academic study within the past 3 years is required.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|