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Course - LOCN Access to Occupational Therapy Level 3

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  • Entry requirements
    What background and qualifications do you need to join? No previous qualifications are required but you need to have good levels of written and spoken English. Experience of having worked in a caring environment is an advantage. When you come for an interview you need to show that you are interested in doing the course to progress to university or for personal development.
  • Course description
    Course Description

    The course has 4 main modules. It is a one year course. The modules are Anatomy and Physiology, Social Sciences that is Psychology, Sociology, and Social Policy, Occupational Therapy Studies and Study Skills. (which includes note-taking, summarising, writing essays and reports and giving oral presentations) as well as Future Directions/Preparation for Higher Education (which includes selecting courses and universities, completing your application and preparing for interviews). There is also Information Technology, which includes Word Processing and using the Internet., There are regular homework assignments, so time for private study is essential. There may be placements as part of the course. These will be one day a week. During the Spring term. ,

    What does the course lead to?

    You will be able to gain Open College Network London (OCNL) credits for course work.  An Access Certificate is awarded for successful completion of the course and is recognised by universities as an alternative to ‘A’ level.

    In the past students have progressed to occupational therapy at Brunel University and Oxford Brooks whilst others have studied social work, health management and working with people with disabilities at university.

    What does the course involve?

    The course has 4 main modules.  It is a one year course.  The modules are Anatomy and Physiology, Social Sciences that is Psychology, Sociology, and Social Policy, Occupational Therapy Studies and Study Skills.  The Study Skills include Application of Number and Study/Research Skills (which includes note-taking, summarising, writing essays and reports and giving oral presentations) as well as Future Directions/Preparation for Higher Education (which includes selecting courses and universities, completing your application and preparing for interviews).  There is also Information Technology, which includes Word Processing and using the Internet.

    There are placements as part of the course.  These will be one day a week. During the Spring term. This is an opportunity to actually work in a care setting with clients and experience the work, which would be done by people pursuing a career in occupational therapy.

    You can complete the course in one year.  You can take classes for up to 16 hours per week.  Daytime classes take place on Monday, Thursday and Friday 9.30 am – 3.30 pm.  The course starts on the 10th  September and runs for 34 weeks.

    How much should I study outside class?

    There are regular homework assignments, so time for private study is essential.

    What books and equipment do I need?

    You will need to purchase stationery supplies and one or two books.

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