Occupational therapists help people to maintain or rebuild their lives physically and psychologically, and to use activity to retain their independence. They work with people who are unable to lead full lives for whatever reason, building essential everyday skills such as washing and dressing, eating and cooking, or the aspects of life that define us, such as our jobs, leisure interests and relationships.
Our Occupational Therapy Degree Apprenticeship is an opportunity for health and social care employers to develop expertise within their organisations and create future success in this growing sector. It provides everything needed for their employees to qualify and practise as an occupational therapist. Successful apprentices will achieve the University of Brighton’s BSc Hons Occupational Therapy as well as the Occupational Therapist Degree Apprenticeship, and will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council. The apprenticeship follows a very similar structure to the BSc Hons Occupational Therapy (as detailed on that course’s web page).
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 and specialist rooms that are equipped for learning about adapting activities of daily living and for creative arts and crafts such as pottery.
A focus on interdisciplinary learning enriches experience while preparing for the reality of professional practice. Apprentices study on the BSc Hons Occupational Therapy course alongside students, many of whom are already working in health and social care, whilst others have transferable experience from other backgrounds.
Potential apprentices must be employed in a healthcare setting before applying for this apprenticeship. Be sure to read our full guidance page before applying for this apprenticeship.
Employers would need to ensure their employees had a current Disclosure and Barring Service check, and were cleared through an Occupational Health Screening, prior to commencement of the course.
If you are interested in this apprenticeship and have any questions, please contact our enquiries team. If you are an employer and have any questions, please contact our apprenticeships team at email@example.com.
Please note the deadline for applications for September 2020 will be February - April 2020.