This apprenticeship course has been designed to provide the opportunity to study Occupational Therapy BSc(Hons) whilst being employed in a health or social care role. During this apprenticeship you’ll get a strong grounding in the theory exploring what is involved in the various components of occupational therapy practice.
- This will assist you in developing an in-depth understanding of occupational therapy through alternative practice based learning placements in different settings including people’s homes, hospitals, local authorities, schools, charities and prisons.
- Our purpose-built occupational therapy skills lab enables you to learn in authentic simulated environments.
- You’ll have the opportunity to hear the experiences and viewpoints from service users and carers, who are part of the Public Partnership Group.
- Occupational therapists work inter-professionally alongside other healthcare professionals, therefore you’ll study alongside students from other healthcare professions including physiotherapists, speech and language therapists and podiatrists.
- You’ll have the opportunity to carry out a research project and develop entrepreneurial and change management skills.
In line with the apprenticeship model, the course is designed to support a training in practice approach. Whilst undertaking the course you’ll remain employed by your host organisation and will spend approximately 60% of your time in your current workplace, 20% will be spent at the University undertaking theory work and the remaining 20% will be undertaking alternative practice based learning placements in areas outside of your organisation. The course culminates in an End Point Assessment (EPA) which is independently assessed by the Higher Education Institution (Skills Funding Agency, 2018). The course is designed to be progressively demanding and once qualified you’ll be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). You can also apply for membership with the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) as a learner.