Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration) PGCert

University of Brighton
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
Postgraduate Certificate
Study mode
2 years
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Tuition fee (foreign)
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Entry Requirements

Degree and/or experience:

  • Degree 2:2 or above in any subject, obtained in the last 10 years. You need to supply a copy of the original certificate.
  • Work experience in health or social care preferred but not essential.


  • Two separate 500-word reports on visits to occupational therapy settings, to include a mental health and physical health setting, one of which should be with adults. These reports should be in addition to the personal statement and separate from the application form. Each applicant is responsible for gaining the experience required to write the reports; this may be through talking to an occupational therapist, or visiting an occupational therapy department or attending an organised open day. What you decide to include in your reports is up to you, but it could include the sort of problems the patients/clients have, the assessments used, who the occupational therapist works with and what interventions are used. 
  • Two academic/professional references.
  • On entry to the programme, successful applicants will be also required to undertake basic life support training.
  • Incomplete applications without the additional entry criteria will not be considered.

English Language Requirement:

  • IELTS 7.0 overall with no element below 6.5 (to meet requirements of the Health and Care Professions Council). 


Year 1 modules

  • Human Occupation (including two-week beginner practitioner placement)
  • Assessing Occupational Capacities
  • Novice Practitioner (practice placement)
  • Maximising Occupational Capacities
  • Intermediate Practitioner (practice placement)
  • Evaluating Occupational Therapy

Year 2 modules

  • Occupational Therapy: Teams
  • Diverse Practice (practice placement)
  • Occupational Therapy: Settings
  • Competent Student Practitioner (practice placement)
  • Occupational Therapy: Consumers
  • Achieving Best Practice
  • Research project

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