This new, innovative and dynamic occupational therapy programme will provide an outstanding learning experience for those wanting to join this well-established and valued profession.
Combining academic and practice placement components, UCLan offers a three year full-time BSc course to enable students to develop all the skills, knowledge and attributes required to meet the Health and Care Professions Council requirements for registration as an occupational therapist. Key features of the course include a small student cohort, the use of novel technology and authentic case studies to support learning, superb clinical skills environments and a programme placed within a Faculty of Health and Wellbeing ensuring a range of opportunities for inter-disciplinary education.
Academic teaching is provided by educators who are themselves occupational therapists with a wealth of knowledge. They use a wide range of teaching and learning resources to ensure that the course content comes to life. The programme has been commended by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists for links with COMENSUS, an organisation within the University comprising people with experience of health and social care. This collaboration ensures students hear first-hand how health conditions can impact a person’s life. Learning in practice placement settings provide opportunity to translate learning from University into a practice environment. Students are supported on their practice placements by experienced and knowledgeable occupational therapist educators. Each student will have the opportunity to experience at least four different practice settings.
Come and join the occupational therapy team as they shape this new and exciting programme to meet the needs of ever-changing health and social care environments.
Full time: three years
BSc (Hons) - Pre-registration
Subject to approval
Preston (Campus code: U)
Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU)
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Our typical offer is 120 UCAS tariff points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable), your work experience and the additional information presented in your application in your personal statement.
BBB for a total of 120 UCAS tariff point, including one science subject - Biology, Human Biology, Sociology, Psychology or PE (General Studies not included).
BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Distinction, Merit in related subject.
GCSE: 5 GCSEs at C/4 including English Language, Mathematics and Science
IELTS: For applicants where English is not their first language, we will require an IELTS examination score of at least 7.0 with no element below 6.5
Applicants with non-standard qualifications.
Applications from individuals with non-standard qualification, relevant work or life experience and who can demonstrate the ability to cope with and benefit from degree-level study are welcome. If you have not studied recently you may need to undertake some study prior to application.
Applicants meeting the entry requirements and presenting a strong application will be invited for interview.
Candidates offered a place will also be required to complete the following prior to entry:
Applicants will be guided through the DBS and occupational health screening process.
Throughout this course you will be working with vulnerable groups of individuals including children. In order to ensure that the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing offers places on their programmes to the most suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). The Faculty of Health and Wellbeing will be able to guide you through this process once you have been successfully offered a conditional place at the University. It is important to note that any unsatisfactory Enhanced DBS clearance may result in the offer of your place being withdrawn even if you have already started your course.
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.
Please note that this course is subject to review/validation which may result in changes to the course structure. Any changes as a result of the review/validation will be immediately included and highlighted in the course documentation and all students holding current offers will be provided with a comprehensive list of those changes. If you are not satisfied with the changes, you will be offered the opportunity to withdraw from the programme and, if required, reasonable support to transfer to another provider.
You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Central Lancashire on our Student Contract page.
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course Information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.