24 months
14500 GBP/year
11000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Successful completion of this Occupational Therapy (Pre-registration) course from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) entitles you to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and, with this registration, take up employment as an Occupational Therapist.

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This Occupational Therapy (Pre-registration) course from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) combines academic and practical learning in University-based teaching, interspersed with practice placements to ensure you gain the knowledge, skills and attributes required to be an effective, reflective and successful occupational therapist.

You’ll benefit from the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of practice placement opportunities alongside being taught by occupational therapists with a wide range of experience in clinical practice and research. Enabling you to gain confidence and proficiency in applying occupational therapy core skills whilst also discovering the breadth of the profession.

This intense course suits those who are self-directed in their learning and are motivated to achieve their goals.

Future careers

Our graduates are highly employable. Through consultation with our clinical partners, we know that there is a great demand for occupational therapists in the North West – particularly those with master-level qualifications.

After graduating from this course you’ll be in a position to apply for initial registration as an Occupational Therapist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). You’ll also be able to apply for full membership of the British Association of Occupational Therapists and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.


This course is accredited by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, the Health and Care Professions Council and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theory and Practice in Occupational Therapy 
  • Occupational Performance and the Life Sciences
  • Occupational Barriers to Health and Wellbeing
  • Leadership and Entrepreneurship in Occupational Therapy
  • Evaluation in Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should hold a 2:2 degree or equivalent professional experience or learning in a related field
  • Non-standard applications will be considered on their merits in the light of the nature and scope of the programme
  • Applicants will be assessed through interview
  • IELTS: Score of 7 with no component lower than 6.5
  • All applicants must hold GCSE or O Level Mathematics and English Language at grade C or above
  • Application to the programme will be via a completed application form including personal statement and two supporting references
  • In the personal statement applicants should demonstrate: How they meet the academic entry requirements, A knowledge of occupational therapy and a motivation to join the occupational therapy profession
  • Where applicants have relevant experience, they should include a description of this and how this experience will support their goal of becoming an occupational therapist
  • GCSEs: Maths and English Language at Grade C/4

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    11000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11000 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Preston

751 - 1425 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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Occupational Therapy (Pre-registration)
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