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When you study Occupational Therapy at Brunel, you’ll learn at one of the largest, longest established, and most highly regarded programmes in the world. In fact, we are the original ‘London School of Occupational Therapy’.

Our dynamic Occupational Therapy undergraduate and postgraduate pre-registration programmes include the following accreditations to ensure you’re licensed to practice upon graduation or able to take your learning further.

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

HCPC registration allows you to practice as an occupational therapist in the United Kingdom.

US Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)

The ACOTE accreditation allows postgraduate programme graduates to take the NBCOT exam which gives them the opportunity to practice as an occupational therapist in the United States and its territories worldwide.

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)

Postgraduate students have the option to carry out the certification exam which is developed and administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). This certification ensures the public and potential employers that you have achieved a widely accepted standard level of knowledge, skills, and professional behaviour in the practice of occupational therapy. 

Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT)

You’ll benefit from membership to the RCOT which include incentives such as:

  • CPD, e-learning and education events and resources

  • Professional Practice Enquiries Service

  • Guidance and support throughout your career

  • BJOT, international journals, OT news, publications and library service

  • UNISON membership

  • Professional indemnity and public liability insurance up to £6 million

  • Professional networks, including regional and local groups, specialist sections, email networks, social media, eligibility to join the World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT) and much more

  • Access to student and new graduate networks

  • Latest job vacancies and career advice


Start your studies in occupational therapy