Occupational Therapy Apprenticeship

View key dates, information, documentation and contact support for this programme.

This information specifically relates to the Occupational Therapy Degree Apprenticeship programme. If you are supporting an Occupational Therapy student on the full-time programme please visit our Occupational Therapy information.

As with full time undergraduate students, during their four-year programme our apprentices need to complete 1,000 hours of practice placement outside of their usual place of work and supervised by a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered occupational therapist, the Practice Educator (PE).

Placement dates

UWE Bristol Occupational Therapy apprentices complete three practice placements during their training:

  • Nine weeks (autumn term year two)
  • Ten weeks (spring term year three)
  • 11 weeks (autumn term year four)

View Occupational Therapy placement dates for all cohorts:

Academic year 2021/22

  • Monday 20 September 2021 to Friday November 19 2021
    Nine weeks: Cohort 2020A on their first practice placement

Academic year 2022/23

  • Monday 19 September 2022 to Friday November 18 2022
    Nine weeks: Cohort 2021A on their first practice placement
  • Monday 23 January 2023 to Friday 31 March 2023
    Ten weeks: Cohort 2020A on their second practice placement

Offering a placement

Our partner employers will be seeking and offering placement opportunities for their apprentices in reciprocal arrangements. Providers and allocations will be quality assured and confirmed by the UWE Bristol Placement Team. If you have any questions or can offer a placement please do contact Rachel Edmunds at Rachel.Edmunds@uwe.ac.uk.

Practice documentation

Key resources

Useful templates

Programme information

  • Visit the BSc(Hons) Occupational Therapy course listing for an overview of the programme and learning outcomes.
  • For an outline of the quality assurance apprenticeship placement process providing monitoring and service enhancement on practice placements, download the Apprenticeship Placement Process Document.

Programme support

If you have any queries or questions about the Occupational Therapy programme or require support, please contact a member of the programme support team.

Programme team

UWE Bristol Occupational Therapy Apprenticeship Programme Lead

Vanessa Parmenter

UWE Bristol Occupational Therapy Apprenticeship Placement Lead

Becky Barnes

Associate Head of Department

Steve Evans

Placement team

Health Placement Team Leader

Timothy Porter

Placement Coordinator

Rachel Edmunds