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Course summary

Make a difference to the lives of people with health and social difficulties. You’ll enable and empower clients to engage in life enriching activities. 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. Occupational Health clearance and compliance with standard NHS immunisations requirements is mandatory and essential for placement attendance. Please click “find out more” in the fees and funding section on our course page for full details of any extra costs relating to your course. Find Out More As an Occupational Therapist, you'll support people to manage a range of health and social challenges. These can include enabling someone to go back to work following a period of depression, play sport following a head injury, or helping children with autism play games. Multi-disciplinary settings You’ll learn in a multi-disciplinary environment, which replicates the challenges of real-life clinical practice. You’ll apply what you’ve learned in a variety of settings, thanks to our strong partnerships with local placement providers, which include teaching hospitals and mental health trusts. Employment opportunities There are opportunities for a placement where traditionally there is no provision of occupational therapy services, allowing you to analyse the setting and apply your expertise independently, which could open up new employment opportunities. Expert practitioners You’ll learn from an experienced teaching team who come from a range of clinical and research backgrounds. Some have worked with young children with mental health difficulties while others have specialised in working with adults with motor neuron disease. You’ll also be able to gain clinical insight and experience from our guest speakers, who include specialists in treating spinal injuries and therapeutic practitioners. Upon graduation, you’ll be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as an occupational therapist. Why study Occupational Therapy at Leeds Beckett University
  • Professionally accredited - by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and approved by the Health and Care Professions Council
  • Fantastic placement opportunities - through strong regional partnerships, that will enhance your real-world experience
  • Access to specialist facilities - develop your practice in our clinical skills suite and simulation room
  • Expert supervision - provided by lecturers and staff who are industry professionals and researchers
  • Access to guest speakers - you'll learn from practising occupational therapists who work across a range of industries

Modules

Year 1 Core Modules:

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

Application codes

Course code:
B930
Institution code:
L27
Campus name:
City CampusC
Campus code:
C

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

Interview


English language requirements

IELTS 7.0 with no skill below 6.5


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
76%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
93%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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