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Apprenticeship training course

Occupational therapist (integrated degree) (level 6)

Working with individuals enabling them to participate in meaningful occupations and activities of everyday life.

Qualification level
Equivalent to degree.
Typical duration
48 months
Apprenticeship category
Health and science
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Undertake occupational therapy assessment and interventions that demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between occupation and health and wellbeing.
  • Select and use appropriate methods to identify occupational strengths and needs, using activity analysis as a core tool of practice. Make use of appropriate standardised and non-standardised assessments and outcome measures to critically analyse the findings.
  • Assess, prescribe and facilitate use of equipment, assistive technology, and environmental adaptations when required to enhance occupational function.
  • Use observation, verbal and non-verbal communication to gather information about occupational abilities and barriers.
  • Use evidence based research, clinical reasoning and problem solving to formulate management plans in collaboration with the person to support occupational performance e.g. preparing a meal/feeding themselves.
  • Develop a therapeutic relationship with the person to agree goals, choose specific occupations as therapy, and measure the impact of, and when to cease intervention.
  • Analyse, develop or modify therapy and environments to build peoples abilities and enhance occupational performance.
  • Conduct assessment or monitoring procedures, interventions, therapy or other actions safely, e.g. equipment provision, environmental adaptation and access to local community.
  • Adapt practice to take account of new developments.
  • Facilitate group work to address occupational needs that respect and reflect learning and change within communities.
  • Practice within the regulated scope of practice for Occupational Therapists as defined by HCPC and the RCOT.
  • Practice as an autonomous occupational therapist assessing a situation and exercising professional judgement.
  • Practice with a person centred, strengths-based approach.
  • Work safely within your own scope of practice.
  • Work within the legislative and governance frameworks in which Occupational Therapy is delivered.
  • Recognise and take account of physical, psychological, social, spiritual and cultural needs and diversity of individuals, groups and communities.
  • Shape or structure your practice according to recognised theories, frameworks and concepts of occupational therapy, selecting the most appropriate theoretical background.
  • Appraise own performance and service delivery, taking account of political, social and economic contexts.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning by actively engaging and taking responsibility for on-going professional development.
  • Act as a leader by sharing a vision of occupational therapy and its value in all that you do to assure the quality of your practice and those for whom you are responsible.
  • Use leadership and entrepreneurial qualities to lead, innovate and manage change, marketing and promoting the benefits of occupational therapy.
  • Work collaboratively in partnership with others, for example charities, by using occupation to promote participation, health and wellbeing.
  • Facilitate learning and awareness through designing and delivering activities for people, groups, partners and communities.
  • Contribute to the delivery of effective and efficient services.
  • Safeguard confidential information and maintain records in accordance with HCPC and RCOT standards, and local policies and procedures.
  • Gain informed consent prior to assessment and interventions.
  • Apply a range of communication strategies, interpersonal skills, media and technologies to support professional practice.
  • Explain occupational therapy tasks clearly and in a way that people can understand (E.g. by using simple, clear language or pictures or other methods reflecting individual needs).
  • You will be an effective advocate for your profession and the individuals you support and encourage self-advocacy where possible.

Full information on Occupational therapist (integrated degree) (level 6) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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Regulated occupation

Occupational therapist (integrated degree) (level 6) needs a training provider who is approved by Health and Care Professions Council.

Apprenticeship location

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