Occupational therapist

Occupational therapist

“An occupational therapist enables people to participate in meaningful occupations and activities of everyday life”

An occupational therapist works with individuals with physical and mental health conditions, injury, learning disabilities, long-term conditions, palliative care needs, and those who find themselves displaced from their societies. Your primary goal as an occupational therapist is to enable people to participate in meaningful occupations and activities of everyday life. Occupations include things people need to, want to and are expected to do, such as self-care, leisure or work. You’ll enable people who face disease, disability and social challenges to live a more fulfilling and meaningful life. You’ll use skills in clinical reasoning, critical analysis, and research-based evidence in your practice. You’ll use a person-centred approach to support people to carry out everyday occupations and routines such as dressing, eating, catching the bus to work or other activities that are important to them. Occupational therapists also work with families, carers, employers and organisations that support the person as well as communities where people have become marginalised and require support to build a meaningful life. On completion, you’ll achieve a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy.

Duration: 48 months

Relevant school subjects: Science

Entry requirements: Three A-levels or equivalent qualifications

Achievement upon completion: Level 6 (Degree)—equivalent to a bachelor’s degree

Potential salary upon completion: £26,000 per annum

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