Occupational Therapy Apprenticeship

Professional Accreditation

The BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy apprenticeship programme is accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council and the Royal College of Occupational Therapy.

This programme is made up of twelve modules distributed over Levels 4, 5 and 6. Modules have an allocation of credit points, which are aggregated at each level. On completion of the programme apprentices will have attained:

  • 120 credit points at Level 4
  • 120 credit points at Level 5
  • 120 credit points at Level 6 – of which the last 20 credits are related to the End Point Assessment (EPA).

Apprenticeship Details


The Occupational Therapy Apprenticeship is a Level 6 Apprenticeship.


36 months

Entry requirements

  • Sponsored by an employer

The programme welcomes applications from those with a wide variety of educational qualifications and has the following minimum academic requirements:

Five GCSEs including Maths and English at Grade C/4 or above and one of the following qualifications (or equivalents):

  • Three A Levels at BBC or above (in subjects other than General Studies)
  • BTEC: 18 units; graded DDM in a health or science related subject
  • Access: Level 3 – 15 credits at distinction and 30 at merit
  • Open University minimum 60 credits
  • NVQs at any level are not accepted

We will also consider other recognised professional courses that are not listed above. Mature student entry is strongly encouraged. Each application is considered on its own merit.

  • Year One

    • Understanding Occupational Beings
    • Personal and Professional Skills
    • Foundations of Professional Practice
    • Functional Human Sciences

    Year Two

    • Occupational Engagement
    • Professional Skills for Practice
    • Research Methods
    • Development of Professional Practice

    Year Three

    • Independent Study
    • Enhancing Occupational Therapy in Communities
    • Occupational Therapy Specialist Skills
    • Consolidation of Professional Practice
  • A wide range of assessment tools are used in the Occupational Therapy programme including MCQ team and individual assessments, group work, individual seminars, projects, case studies, essays, presentations, practice placement profiles and viva voce.

    Formative assessments are incorporated within some modules to facilitate learning for the summative assessment.

    The variety of assessment styles utilised reflect the course team’s belief in the need to accommodate students’ differing learning strengths and needs. Each module is “signed off” by an assessment or range of assessments that clearly identify and require the student to demonstrate competence of each learning outcome.

  • The delivery style allows students who wish to commit to study on a part-time basis. This is one-day per week over three years equating to approximately 45 weeks per academic year, with teaching continuing across the summer. Professional practice placement is undertaken on a full-time basis.

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