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Occupational Therapist

Helping people overcome difficulties caused by illness, accidents or ageing.

Regulated standard

This standard needs a training provider who is recognised by the associated approval body. Please check with the training provider for further details.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


6 (equivalent to bachelor's degree)

Typical length
48 months
Current funding band
Up to £24,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by the employer.

What apprentices will learn
  • how to carry out occupational therapy assessments
  • assessment analysis
  • planning and implementing treatment programmes
  • how to help people adjust to permanent disabilities
  • how to help people with learning difficulties live independently

Apprentices will take an occupational therapy degree.

Professional registration

Apprentices who complete this apprenticeship can:

  • register as an occupational therapist with the Health and Care Professions Council
  • apply for professional membership of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists
How apprentices are assessed

A government-approved organisation must assess apprentices towards the end of their apprenticeship.

This end-point assessment ensures apprentices achieve the skills, training and any qualifications necessary to complete their apprenticeship.

You can download the assessment plan from the Institute for Apprenticeships. There are no end-point assessment organisations for this apprenticeship yet. Please email if you urgently need an end-point assessment organisation.

More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.