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Occupational Therapist Degree Apprenticeship

About the course

Why choose this course?

  • The BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy (Degree Apprenticeship) programme offers a dynamic approach to the study of Occupational Therapy and provides you with the problem-solving abilities to become a competent professional integrating ‘on’ and ‘off the job’ learning.
  • Approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT).
  • You will gain a solid knowledge base and placement experiences to provide you with the skills and knowledge for contemporary Occupational Therapy practice.
  • Excellent career prospects in your own place of work, NHS or Social Care, private sector, independent and charity sectors.
  • Work closely with other health care professionals in our interprofessional education sessions.
  • Access to a range of simulation facilities at the University to support your learning.
  • A wide variety of practice placement experiences across physical and psychosocial settings.

What will I study?

The occupational therapy degree apprenticeship combines learning at university, ‘on-the-job’ learning and practice placements. Apprentices spend one day a week at university gaining theoretical knowledge and practical skills and 4 days a week in their workplace. There are 5 full time practice placements over the 3 year course. Teaching integrates academic study with practice-based learning. Occupational science and human occupation are core concepts throughout the programme. An enquiry-based approach is used with teaching being designed around case scenarios to use as triggers for discussion of the learning and to plan self-directed study.

Professional Accreditations

Eligibility to apply for professional membership of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists https://www.rcot.co.uk/ and registration as an Occupational Therapist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

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Upon graduation, you'll be eligible to register as an Occupational Therapist with the Health and Care Professions Council and join the Royal College of Occupational Therapists as a full member. Graduates of this programme will have the opportunity to enjoy a range of professional career opportunities that may be within your own place of work, the NHS, Social Care, charities, voluntary and private sectors in the UK or overseas. For more information you can visit the Royal College of Occupational Therapists website https://www.rcot.co.uk/

What job can I get?

Occupational Therapists work in the NHS and other statutory services, charities and independent practice. Occupational therapists are qualified to work in physical health and psychosocial settings working holistically with a focus on occupation in all of these settings. Occupational therapists work with individuals, carers, families, groups and communities from birth to end of life.