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Occupational Therapy

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:15,P:30

Access to HE Diploma from a QAA recognised Access to HE course in health studies, health science, nursing, social science or another science-based course. Normally we require 15 of the Level 3 credits to be graded at merit with 9 of these merits from science or social science units.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Science equivalents OCR Science level 2 Science units gained on a level 3 BTEC or OCR National Diploma or Extended Diploma quualification Science credits gained on Access to Higher Education Diplomas (at least 12 credits at level 2 or 6 credits gained at level 3) Science equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk GCSE Math's equivalents Level 2 Key Skills/ Application of Number/ Level 2 Maths credits from an Access course Maths quivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk GCSE English equivalents Level 2 Literacy Level 2 Key Skills

UCAS Tariff

112-120

From A levels including at least 32 points from either a natural science subject (such as Biology, Chemistry or Physics) or social science (Psychology or Sociology), or equivalent BTEC National qualifications (including suitable natural or social science modules). We do not accept AS levels. We do not accept General Studies. For example: BBC-BBB at A Level including relevant subject(s) DDM in BTEC Extended Diploma from a relevant subject(s) Merit overall from a T level qualification

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2024

Subject

Occupational therapy

**Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.**

**Home fee-paying students can access a non-repayable maintenance grant of at least £5,000 per year. You may also be eligible for additional financial support based on your circumstances. Learn more at www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/health-and-social-care/fees-and-funding**

**Course summary**
- Develop the knowledge and skills to work as an occupational therapist.

- Apply your work to real-world situations on 32 weeks of placement.

- Focus on your personal and professional development.

- Make a difference to the lives of others.

On this course you’ll study a wide range of topics while developing knowledge and skills in a variety of placement settings. You’ll collaborate with other care professions to help you understand the wider context of your work, helping you to prepare for a rewarding career.

We also offer a degree apprenticeship version of this course, where you study alongside 30+ hours of employment a week.

**How you learn**
All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

You’ll study relevant topics like science alongside occupational therapy while gaining practical experience on placement. The learning, teaching and assessment methods used on the course mean you’ll qualify fit for practice in accordance with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Standards of Education and Training (2017).

You’ll also learn with, from and about other professions within health and social care.

You learn through
- seminars

- lectures

- tutorials

- practical workshops

- practice-based activities

You will be supported in your learning journey towards highly skilled, graduate level employment through a number of key areas. These include
- access to our unique student support triangle to help with your personal, academic and career development.

- access to our Skills Centre with one to ones, webinars and online resources, where you can get help with planning and structuring your assignments

- industry-specific employability activities such as live projects, learning in simulated environments and networking opportunities

**Applied learning**
**Work placements**
You’ll apply the theory you study to practice-based learning experiences. Here you’ll develop critical and ethical approaches to your practice – preparing you to become a life-long, competent professional. The experiences you’re provided with are compulsory to achieve the course’s practice-based learning outcomes.

These experiences will help you build your skills, confidence, creativity, resilience, integrity, and curiosity. They’ll take place in different practice-based learning environments – reflecting the range of ways services are currently delivered. This includes simulated learning and virtual placements, alongside real-world experience of services delivered face to face to service users.

We’ll ensure the practice-based learning element of your course complies with the requirements of the Professional and Statutory Regulatory Body (PSRB) which governs the occupational therapy profession. By the end of your course, you’ll have the opportunity to show that you meet the requirements to register as an occupational therapist.

**Future careers**
This course prepares you for a career in
- occupational therapy

- teaching

- research

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for
- the NHS

- local authority social services

- schools

- private practices

- charities

**Equipment and facilities**
On this course you work with
- state-of-the-art technology and equipment

- specialist teaching facilities which recreate the workplace on campus

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

**Important notice:** The structure for this course is currently being reviewed and enhanced to provide the best possible learning experience for our students. Module structure, content, delivery and assessment are all likely to change, but we expect the focus of the course and the learning outcomes to remain as described above. Once the changes have been confirmed, updated module information will be published on this page.

**Year 1**

**Compulsory modules**

Collaboration For Individual And Community Wellbeing

Creativity, Occupation And Well-Being

Essentials In Occupational Therapy

Factors Influencing Occupational Performance

Foundations For Practice Learning

Personal And Professional Development

Practice Placement Learning 1 (Ot)

**Year 2 **

**Compulsory modules**

Applied Occupational Therapy Practice

Applying Practice Learning

Assessing And Addressing Complexity

Embedding Practice Learning

Evidence And Enquiry For Practice

Practice Placement Learning 2 (Ot)

Practice Placement Learning 3 (Ot)

**Final year**

**Compulsory modules **

Practice Placement Learning 4 (Ot)

Professional Leadership

Social Approaches To Occupational Therapy

The Advancing Professional

Transitional Practice Learning

Working With Complexity In Practice

Assessment methods

Coursework
Practicals

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£18,155
per year
International
£18,155
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

College of Health Wellbeing and Life Sciences

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

39%
Occupational therapy

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Counselling, psychotherapy and occupational therapy

Teaching and learning

57%
Staff make the subject interesting
60%
Staff are good at explaining things
65%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
76%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

62%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
62%
Course specific equipment and facilities
23%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
12%
Male students
88%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
4%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Counselling, psychotherapy and occupational therapy

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

45%
Therapy professionals
25%
Health professionals
3%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Counselling, psychotherapy and occupational therapy

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£24k

£24k

£27k

£27k

£30k

£30k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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