University Of Cumbria Occupational Therapy
Interested in becoming an occupational therapist? If so, our highly reputable course offers everything you need to get started. We are fully accredited by the College of Occupational Therapists, and our courses lead to eligibility to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council. You’ll learn to critically analyse, evaluate and apply theoretical concepts to occupational therapy and the wider health and social care agenda. You can study full time at either the Carlisle or Lancaster campus and we offer our MSc accelerated route for graduates. Our course at Fusehill Street, Carlisle has also achieved a 92% overall satifaction rate in the 2016 National Student Survey (NSS).
Our course will give you plenty of opportunity for hands-on learning with placements principally in the North West of England (but also further afield), working with qualified professionals to gain essential experience that will set you apart from the crowd in interviews. Placement specialities include children, people with physical or mental health problems, the elderly and people with learning disabilities, as well as palliative care and forensic work. You can choose where you undertake your final placement, either in this country or abroad. Enjoy a fulfilling career by gaining the skills and knowledge necessary to become a top level occupational therapist.
From 2017 the government will cease to provide bursaries for undergraduate NHS courses. Students will have access to the standard student support package of tuition fee loans and support for living costs, rather than getting an NHS grant. This information is based on the understanding provided by The Council of Deans for Health and may be subject to change as further details are released by the government.
How we can support you
If you enrol onto an undergraduate NHS programme in 2017, we’ll cover the costs of your:
- DBS check**
- Occupational Health check
- Travel costs for placements of up to £300 each year
This is in addition to any government support agreed.