Occupational therapists help people to maintain or rebuild their lives physically and psychologically, and to use activity to retain their independence.
Taught by experts in both public and private healthcare organisations, this Degree Apprenticeship is designed to produce Occupational Therapists who have advanced theoretical knowledge, are autonomous, reflective, ethical and fit for practice.
As an occupational therapist, you will work with people who are unable to lead full lives for various reasons. These might be essential everyday skills such as dressing, eating and cooking, or the aspects of life that define us, such as our jobs, leisure interests and relationships.
A practical approach to learning means that apprentices apply their knowledge to solve real-world case scenarios in clinical settings. They develop practical skills in our Daily Living Suite in specialist rooms that are equipped for learning about, and adapting activities of daily living, and for therapeutic activities such as craft and gardening. A focus on interdisciplinary learning enriches apprentices experiences while preparing them for the reality of professional practice.
By meeting all learning outcomes of the programme, apprentices are eligible to apply for registration as an Occupational Therapist in the UK with the Health and Care Professions Council.
Make sure that you’ve read the FAQs, and that you meet the eligibility criteria, before you submit an application.
*All courses taught by the School of Sport and Health Sciences will be based on our Brighton: Falmer campus from the academic year 2024–2025. If you start this course in September 2023 you will start your studies at the Eastbourne campus and move to our Brighton: Falmer campus from September 2024. If you start your course in September 2024 you will be based in Brighton throughout your studies.
University of Brighton award Occupational Therapy BSc(Hons)
Apprenticeship standard Occupational Therapist
Start Date September 2023
Application close date April 2023
Duration 4 years
- 2023 entry – Eastbourne year 1 then Brighton: Falmer from year 2*
- 2024 entry – Brighton: Falmer*
Accreditation Health and Care Professions Council, Royal College of Occupational Therapists, World Federation of Occupational Therapists