Leeds Beckett University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Occupational Therapy

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Course summary

Through a combination of teaching, group work and 1,000 hours of placement experience in a variety of health and social care settings, this course will challenge your problem-solving and practical skills. As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Develop the skills and knowledge to deliver occupational therapy assessments
  • Devise interventions to help your clients enjoy an optimal quality of life
  • Learn the soft skills, attitudes and behaviours to enable you to communicate effectively
  • Develop a therapeutic relationship with the people you help
  • Join a research-led academic community in the subject area of therapeutic and rehabilitation sciences
This course is accredited by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and is a World Federation of Occupational Therapists Approved Education Programme. Your curriculum will reflect the standards required by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists. This course is approved by the Health and Care Professionals Council. Occupational Health clearance and compliance with immunisations is mandatory and essential for placement attendance. Some placement settings will require proof of COVID vaccination. Please visit this course page on our online prospectus and click “find out more” in the fees and funding section for full details of any extra costs relating to your course.

Course details


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Professional Skills for Practice
  • Occupations Across the Lifespan
  • Practice Placement 1 (2 weeks)
  • Achieving Occupational Potential
  • Practice Placement 2 (5 weeks)
  • Evidence for Occupational Therapy
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • Occupational Therapy as a Complex Intervention
  • Occupational Therapists as Leaders
  • Practice Placement 3 (5 weeks)
  • Research Methods & Design
  • Promoting Occupational Justice
Year 3 Core Modules:
  • Potential for Occupational Therapy
  • Role Emerging Placement 4 (6 weeks)
  • Applied Research
- Practice Placement 5 (10 weeks)

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Occupational Therapists, College of

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

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No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Occupational Therapy at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS