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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Home fee-paying students can access a non-repayable maintenance grant of at least £5,000 per year. You may also be eligible for additional financial support based on your circumstances. Learn more at www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/health-and-social-care/fees-and-funding Course summary

  • Develop the knowledge and skills to work as an occupational therapist.
  • Apply your work to real-world situations on 32 weeks of placement.
  • Focus on your personal and professional development.
  • Make a difference to the lives of others.
On this course you’ll study a wide range of topics while developing knowledge and skills in a variety of placement settings. You’ll collaborate with other care professions to help you understand the wider context of your work, helping you to prepare for a rewarding career. We also offer a degree apprenticeship version of this course, where you study alongside 30+ hours of employment a week. How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. You’ll study relevant topics like science alongside occupational therapy while gaining practical experience on placement. The learning, teaching and assessment methods used on the course mean you’ll qualify fit for practice in accordance with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Standards of Education and Training (2017). You’ll also learn with, from and about other professions within health and social care. You learn through
  • seminars
  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • practical workshops
  • practice-based activities
You will be supported in your learning journey towards highly skilled, graduate level employment through a number of key areas. These include
  • access to our unique student support triangle to help with your personal, academic and career development.
  • access to our Skills Centre with one to ones, webinars and online resources, where you can get help with planning and structuring your assignments
  • industry-specific employability activities such as live projects, learning in simulated environments and networking opportunities
Applied learning Work placements You’ll apply the theory you study to practice-based learning experiences. Here you’ll develop critical and ethical approaches to your practice – preparing you to become a life-long, competent professional. The experiences you’re provided with are compulsory to achieve the course’s practice-based learning outcomes. These experiences will help you build your skills, confidence, creativity, resilience, integrity, and curiosity. They’ll take place in different practice-based learning environments – reflecting the range of ways services are currently delivered. This includes simulated learning and virtual placements, alongside real-world experience of services delivered face to face to service users. We’ll ensure the practice-based learning element of your course complies with the requirements of the Professional and Statutory Regulatory Body (PSRB) which governs the occupational therapy profession. By the end of your course, you’ll have the opportunity to show that you meet the requirements to register as an occupational therapist. Future careers This course prepares you for a career in
  • occupational therapy
  • teaching
  • research
Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for
  • the NHS
  • local authority social services
  • schools
  • private practices
  • charities
Equipment and facilities On this course you work with
  • state-of-the-art technology and equipment
  • specialist teaching facilities which recreate the workplace on campus

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Important notice: The structure for this course is currently being reviewed and enhanced to provide the best possible learning experience for our students. Module structure, content, delivery and assessment are all likely to change, but we expect the focus of the course and the learning outcomes to remain as described above. Once the changes have been confirmed, updated module information will be published on this page. Year 1 Compulsory modules Collaboration For Individual And Community Wellbeing Creativity, Occupation And Well-Being Essentials In Occupational Therapy Factors Influencing Occupational Performance Foundations For Practice Learning Personal And Professional Development Practice Placement Learning 1 (Ot) Year 2 Compulsory modules Applied Occupational Therapy Practice Applying Practice Learning Assessing And Addressing Complexity Embedding Practice Learning Evidence And Enquiry For Practice Practice Placement Learning 2 (Ot) Practice Placement Learning 3 (Ot) Final year Compulsory modules Practice Placement Learning 4 (Ot) Professional Leadership Social Approaches To Occupational Therapy The Advancing Professional Transitional Practice Learning Working With Complexity In Practice

Assessment method

Coursework Practicals

Professional bodies

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

  • Health and Care Professions Council
  • Occupational Therapists, College of

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
B920
Institution code:
S21
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you are in the process of completing the FdSc Professional Practice in Health and Social Care at one of our partner colleges and are looking to progress your career as a registered professional, we would welcome an application from you. Please note the different application routes below: Completing the level 4 Certificate of Higher Education in Professional Practice in Health and Social Care means you can apply via UCAS to be considered for entry at Year 1 of your chosen professional degree Completing the full two year FdSc to level 5 means you can apply to be considered for entry in to Year 2 of this professional degree. This is a direct application process in accordance with the partnership arrangement between Sheffield Hallam University and your college, not via UCAS. Please note that places to commence this course in Year 2 are limited. If you already hold a first degree with an upper second class honours (2:1) or above, you may be eligible to study our MSc Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration). Other equivalent qualifications are considered individually. And GCSE's (single or double) in Science at grade C or 4 or equivalents Maths at grade D or 4 or equivalents English Language or Literature at grade C or 4 or equivalents

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.shu.ac.uk/Courses/Occupational-therapy/BSc-Honours-Occupational-Therapy/Full-time/

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Occupational Health Screening: You will need to undertake occupational health screening to determine your suitability to undertake the course. This will be provided by the University free of charge. As part of this assessment you are expected to provide all relevant, truthful and accurate information to ensure a safe environment for yourself and service users. Immunisations: You must undertake a programme of immunisations as required by the Department of Health and meet the immunisation and immunity requirements of placement providers. This will be provided by the University free of charge. Please obtain details of your immunisation history from your doctor so you can submit this during your Occupational Health Screening.

Interview

Helping your application succeed: Experience of interacting with members of the public from a range of backgrounds in different settings is essential when applying to a health or social care course. This is so you will have an understanding of the diversity of the population who access health and social care. It is important to be able to understand and explain how your experiences relate to the activities and qualities which are required for the profession at your interview. Reference: You must provide a reference from a current or recent employer or educational institution with your UCAS application. Course enrolment - professional requirements: Before enrolling you must fully declare the following information on the pre-admission declaration form provided during the admissions process: unfiltered criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings. Involvement in disciplinary proceedings during paid or voluntary employment or education establishments. Involvement with safeguarding proceedings, social services or related organisations. Enrolment on a health or social work professional course at another University. Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Criminal Record Check: you will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) criminal record check prior to or during the enrolment week of your course (this will be provided by the University free of charge), you will need to present valid identity documents as part of the application process, if you have lived outside of the UK for more than six consecutive months in the last five years you must provide an overseas criminal record check. Further information on obtaining an overseas criminal record check. -where your DBS Enhanced Disclosure certificate contains any recorded information you must present this to the Professional Issues Team within ten working days of receipt of the certificate.

Other

Pre-course Day After completing the above professional checks, if you reside in the UK it is important for you to make every reasonable attempt to attend a Pre-Course Day event to undertake the next stage of the professional requirements for your course. The pre-course day is also a good opportunity to meet fellow applicants on the health & social care courses who will be starting their studies at the same time as you, as well as some current students and teaching staff. We will look forward to welcoming you on the day. Other professional suitability information Your full enrolment on your course will be confirmed when the Professional Issues Team have verified that your Enhanced DBS Disclosure (and overseas criminal record check where relevant) indicates that you are suitable to work with vulnerable groups including children and clearance from your health screening has been received. If your personal circumstances change in relation to any of the professional requirements, from when you apply to the end of your course, please tell the Professional Issues team immediately by calling 0114 225 5637 or emailing [email protected]. Disability support We strongly recommend that you tell us about any long term health conditions, learning difficulty or disability you may have. This is so we can assess whether we can deliver the course in such a way that you can meet the Health and Care Professions Council standards of proficiency and take part without disadvantage both in University and on placement The Disability Disclosure booklet provides information for students on health and social care courses and will help you understand the importance of disclosing your disability at the earliest possible stage. This is so you can be assessed for the support you may require to succeed on the course.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 overall and a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent.

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 overall and a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent. If your level of English language is currently below IELTS 6.5 we recommend you consider an appropriate Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve the required level of English. Please note that the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) require IELTS 7.0 with no element below 6.5 for registration.

Please click the following link to find out more about English language requirements for this course

https://www.shu.ac.uk/Courses/Occupational-therapy/BSc-Honours-Occupational-Therapy/Full-time/


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
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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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16655 Year 1
International £16655 Year 1

Additional fee information

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/25 is £9,250 per year. These fees are regulated by the UK government and are therefore subject to changes in government policy. Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £16,655 per year. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/undergraduate/fees

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Occupational Therapy at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS