Course overview: An occupational therapist (OT) supports people experiencing illness or disability to facilitate recovery and overcome barriers, enabling them to do the daily activities they need or want to do to improve their function, independence and quality of life. An OT works with adults and children of all ages with a diverse range of physical and mental health conditions in settings including health and social care organisations (hospitals and the community), education, charities and private practice. The course is accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council and the Royal College of Occupational Therapists. This offers you a wider range of future working opportunities in the countries affiliated to the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. It also enables students from the Republic of Ireland to work in Eire. Technology is integral to your learning, ensuring you are future-ready. Our on-campus facilities offer you the opportunity to develop and practice your skills within a simulated area, and a four-bed ward that mirrors the real practice environment. Other facilities include creative, art and pottery areas for you to gain group work and activity analysis skills. The course has been written with the involvement of service users and carers lived experiences which ensures your learning remains relevant to the ever-changing landscape of professional practice. Modules include traditional health and social care employability, and private practice and entrepreneurship. All new and continuing eligible students on this course will receive a £5,000 learning support fund each year, which is non-repayable. Eligible students can also apply for reimbursement of essential expenses for travel and accommodation to attend practice placements. On successful completion of the course, you will be eligible to apply for registration as an occupational therapist with the Health and Care Professions Council. Our pre-registration occupational therapy provision has been accredited by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists. Please note 100% attendance is expected during this course. Top reasons to study this course 1. Varied and unique career prospects across all areas of health and social care 2. Our strong links with local social care services, the NHS trusts, private and charitable organisations, and service users ensure the course content is relevant and current 3. On campus OT facilities mirror aspects of clinical practice environments including creative group work rooms, a four-bed hospital ward and a simulated home 4. Over 1,000 hours of practice placement experience 5. The teaching team extensive academic experience and knowledge in a wide range of clinical practice After the course: Registered occupational therapists practise 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.
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Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Occupational Therapists, College of
- Health and Care Professions Council
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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)
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