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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
6
Equivalent to degree.
Typical duration
48 months
Apprenticeship category
Health and science
Maximum funding
£24,000
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Skills
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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