Our Occupational Therapy course will enable you to become a qualified occupational therapist who is able to help create solutions to everyday problems experienced by the people or communities who access your services. You will work with people and communities to enable them to carry out everyday activities (getting dressed, working, shopping, studying, playing sport). You will spend time on placements where you will be supervised by occupational therapists in a range of health and social care environments. Once you have successfully completed the Occupational Therapy course you will be eligible to apply for registration as an occupational therapist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Professional accreditation The degree is currently approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), accredited by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) and approved by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. To be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council you must demonstrate good health and good character throughout your studies. You will be required annually to sign a 'declaration of ongoing fitness to practise'. The Faculty of Health and Wellbeing has a Fitness to Practise policy and procedures which may be instigated should you demonstrate behaviour or conduct that falls short of that expected by the University, the HCPC and RCOT. On completion of the programme and in preparation for your registration, the Programme Director must be satisfied that you meet the HCPC fitness to practise criteria. You will also need to declare you are of good character and health. Specialist facilities As a healthcare student, you will have access to our specialist, industry-relevant, simulation facilities. These simulation suites allow you to practise hands-on skills in a fully-equipped, realistic hospital environment. Our cutting-edge clinical-grade radiography simulation equipment has a dedicated radiography room and mobile machine allowing simulated learning in a realistic purpose-built environment. In Canterbury, these facilities are located in the new Verena Holmes Building. Location This course is run at our Canterbury Campus in Kent. Canterbury is just 50 miles south-east of London and less than an hour by high-speed train from St Pancras. Located on a UNESCO World Heritage Site the campus offers state-of-the-art buildings, right in the centre of a vibrant and world-famous cathedral city. You’ll benefit from a campus with excellent learning and teaching resources, music venues, a superb sports centre, a well-stocked bookshop and plenty of coffee bars and places to eat. A short walk away is Augustine House our award-winning library and home to a vast range of learning resources and student support teams.
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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
- Year 2
- Year 3
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
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*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
Recognising the vital importance of NHS recruitment, the government has decided to provide extra financial help in the form of a grant of at least £5,000 per year.