Why Occupational Therapy? Our Occupational Therapy degree will prepare you for a successful career as an Occupational Therapist, helping you to create a ‘whole-person’ approach to manage a patient’s physical, psychological, social and environmental needs. The role of an Occupational Therapist is a rewarding one, and this course will give you the best head start possible to be able to provide patients with a renewed sense of purpose, opening up new horizons, and changing the way they feel about the future. You’ll learn about the core areas of occupational therapy and apply these to clinical situations. The course will include valuable placements in a variety of NHS, social care, charitable and private/ contemporary settings to give you a diverse experience to prepare for your future career as an Occupational Therapist. The course also benefits from using state-of-the-art facilities including rehabilitation spaces, a hospital ward, a skills laboratory, and a simulated ‘home’ environment. With the added benefit of being able to work alongside students from other allied health courses, you will have the opportunity to enhance your professional identity as an occupational therapist. This hands-on and rewarding course has been developed to cater to your needs perfectly. We will be seeking accreditation with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Royal College of Occupational Therapy (RCOT), and on successful completion of the degree, you will be eligible to apply for registration with the HCPC and the RCOT. Why University of Gloucestershire? We’ve been using our expertise to support and inspire students since 1847. Join us and you’ll benefit from a wide range of courses and professional-standard facilities in the beautiful, historic surroundings of Cheltenham and Gloucester. Our vibrant and tight-knit community of over 10,000 students and staff means you will enjoy a diverse range of sports clubs, societies and activities whilst making friends for life and securing valuable professional connections. Our specialised and experienced lecturers treat our students as more than just a number, and care about their futures. Alongside their support, guest speakers, networking events and work placements will help you prepare for life after graduation, whether that be in a successful career in your field or onto further study. Our students never tire of finding inspiration here in the dynamic county of Gloucestershire. Cheltenham and Gloucester offer the best of city and country living, with the rolling hills of the Cotswolds paired with vibrant nightclubs and stunning parks in the bustling town and city centres. After the course Your story with us doesn’t end at graduation. Through our innovative Your Future Plan scheme, you will be supported to become the graduate that you want to be, making industry connections and taking part in placements and field trips that offer invaluable experience outside of the lecture theatre. We are proud of our record that 93% of University of Gloucestershire graduates are in work or further study six months after completing their course*. *UK Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020. Experience an open day Book yourself a place at a University of Gloucestershire open day at www.glos.ac.uk/BookAnOpenDay. Our open days have been designed to inform you, inspire you, and help you make the right decision about your next step. It’s your chance to see the university for yourself, get a real insight into what we're about and meet your potential course tutors and lecturers. Our friendly student ambassadors will also be on hand to show you round your campus. To find out more information about this course, visit www.glos.ac.uk/OurCourses, email us on [email protected] or call 03330 14 14 14.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
We welcome international students from around the world. Studying in the UK can be a great experience allowing you to meet new people, try new things and experience a new country. Come and join us: http://www.glos.ac.uk/study/international/Pages/international-students.aspx
Grade 4/C in GCSE English Language and Mathematics (or equivalent) are required.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
International students will need IELTS, with a score of 7.0 in all areas.
English Language requirements
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|