Canterbury Christ Church University

BSc Occupational Therapy

Learn how to support people of all ages to manage the impact of disability and make changes in their day to day lives.

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 who use your services.

You will work with people to enable them to carry out everyday activities (getting dressed, working, shopping, studying, playing sport). You will spend time on three placements where you will work with occupational therapists in a range of health and social care environments. Once successfully completed, you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as an occupational therapist.

Entry Requirements

GCSE English language and mathematics, at grade C/new GCSE grade 4 or above, or equivalent. Functional Skills are accepted.

A typical offer would be BBC (or 112 UCAS points) at A2 level, or equivalent.

Offers of a place can only be made after a successful interview, and are subject to a satisfactory reference, health clearance and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

For more information on the IELTS (International English language Testing System) requirements for this course

Career Prospects


Upon successful completion of the degree you will be eligible to apply for registration as an occupational therapist in the United Kingdom with the Health and Care Professions Council, our regulatory body.

You can choose to work locally, nationally or, as a graduate from a degree approved by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, you will also be able to apply to work internationally. During your career you may want to take on more responsibility such as supporting students on placement, becoming a team leader, private practitioner or setting up your own business. You can continue to develop knowledge and practice through undertaking a Masters degree in a more specialised or advanced area of practice, undertake research as a clinical academic or through a PhD scholarship or move into management or academia.



Course Details

This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to promote active participation in activity to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of people who, through illness or for societal reasons, are unable to access, take part in or carry out every day activities.

You'll explore areas including:

  • mind and body structure and function
  • the importance of occupation for health and wellbeing
  • the impact of the socio-political environment on enabling participation in society
  • assessment tools and techniques
  • interventions
  • innovation and entrepreneurship.

You'll be able to put your knowledge and skills into practice through clinical practice placements where you will work collaboratively with a range of professionals, service providers and service users.

Year 1

Academic and Professional Development 1
Occupation and Wellbeing
Mind and Body 1
Describing Occupation: The Assessment of Occupational Performance
Working with People (Practice Placement 1)
Participation in Context

Year 2

Academic and professional development 2
Theoretical Perspectives in Occupational Therapy
Mind and Body 2
Skills for Occupational Therapy Practice
Facilitating Occupational Change
Working in teams and services (Practice Placement 2)

Year 3

Academic Development 3
Professional Development 3
Critical Occupation-Focused Practice
Promoting Engagement in Occupation for Wellbeing
Practice in Context
Enterprise and Innovation

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