At the University of Worcester we recognise the World Federation of Occupational Therapists’ (WFOT) Mission Statement that Occupational Therapy is ‘…an art and a science…’ We reflect this in the entry requirements for the degree and whilst there are benefits to studying science related subjects such as human biology and psychology, we also value other subjects as we know that there are many relevant and transferable skills that students can bring to the study of human occupations.
The University’s Strategic Plan highlights the maxim ‘Inspired for Life’ and strives to be an accessible place of learning for everyone who has potential regardless of age or background. Therefore we want to attract people with a passion for Occupational Therapy whether they choose to come straight to University from 6th Form or whether following a less traditional entry route.
Academic entry requirements
- Minimum of 5 GCSEs, grade C/4 or above including English Language
- 120 UCAS tariff points or BBB (General Studies not accepted). 120 points must be achieved in A2 subjects or equivalent
- BTEC Extended National Diploma. Subjects which will provide most relevant foundation for Occupational Therapy study will relate to health, social care and working with people however other subject areas will be considered where an individual shows potential for the profession: DDD.
- Irish Leaving Certificate: 6 Higher Level subjects grade H3 or above at one sitting to include English at grade H2
- Access to Higher Education Diploma welcomed - 60 credits in total, with a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3 with at least 24 credits at Distinction and the remainder at Merit. Access courses cover a wide range of topics. Ones that consider aspects of health, social care and working with people will provide the most relevant foundation to studying occupational therapy. Other subject areas considered where an individual shows potential for the profession. At least 120 UCAS points must be achieved
- International Baccalaureate: Obtain a total of 128 UCAS tariff points from a maximum of 3 International Baccalaureate Higher Level Certificates
- University of Worcester Health Care Foundation Year welcomed with a B grade average.
Students should normally have been in education within 3 years of commencing a place on the course as this will best equip them to study at degree level. However, we know that often mature students may have had a longer gap between study and application for the BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy Degree but have been working in a very relevant area. In these circumstances we would encourage potential applicants to contact the Admissions Team to discuss their individual situation further. Please be aware that this discussion may result in potential applicants receiving the recommendation that they undertake the Foundation Year in Health Care Studies (or an equivalent Access Course) as an entry route into Occupational Therapy as a way to both enhance academic study skills as well as gain valuable learning relevant to the profession before applying to study the Occupational Therapy Degree.
For any questions about the course and entry criteria please contact Admissions Team C for information: firstname.lastname@example.org
English Language Requirements:
Applicants whose first language is not English and who are required to provide a language test certificate as evidence of their proficiency must ensure that it is, or is comparable to, IELTS level 7.0 with no element below 6.5. (HCPC 2018)
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - 7.0 with no element below 6.5
Don't quite meet the entry requirements?
If you don't currently meet the entry requirements, or are returning to education, consider studying a Healthcare Professions Foundation Year.