Returnee to Occupational Therapy - Level 6 - 6OT505

About this module

Occupational Therapists who are returning to practice must ensure that they are competent to do so.  All practitioners must be aware of quality issues, in particular, the implications of Clinical Governance on service delivery. Benchmarking standards must be met, and the impact of Social Policy on both community and institutional care both understood and implemented. 

The aim of this module is to enable students to evidence your practice and to evaluate the theoretical underpinnings. Practitioners must be capable of both self-management skills and management within the workplace. They need to be able to analyse their performance and plan and put into practice self-development as appropriate. The ability to critically reflect on practice is fundamental and the skills to do this have to be acquired. 

The module will provide a focus for returnees to evaluate their individual needs and the demands of the service in which they will work. They have the opportunity to update the skills required and to acquire a questioning approach to practice.

Learning Beyond Registration

Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) is a vital part of developing competent, capable health service practitioners prepared to deliver a dynamic, flexible, quality, client-focused service. If you're employed by the NHS in the East Midlands then you may be eligible for fee-free access to our LBR modules and/or programmes. You'll need to supply evidence of approval from your line manager and Trust Education Lead when you apply.

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Continuing Professional Development

CPD is a core element of every health and social care professional's development journey. We have CPD modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels (levels 6 and 7), which have all been tailored to meet the needs of practitioners and managers working within the health and social care sectors. We have modules to suit nurses, occupational therapists, hand therapists, radiographers, psychotherapists, and those working within complementary therapies.

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Fact file

Which professions is this module aimed at? Occupational Therapy

Course code: - Module code: 6OT505

Start dates are usually: September, January, April

Module level: Level 6

Module credits: 20 credits

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  1. Critically consider the theoretical concepts of occupational therapy within the framework of current national health and social policies. 
  2. Demonstrate a clear understanding of the competence levels required within the context of professional practice 3. Implement effective reflection within the working environment.

Fees and finance

Studying via LBR

If you're employed by the NHS in the East Midlands you may be eligible for fee-free access to out LBR modules. You'll need to supply evidence of approval from your line manager and Trust Education Lead when you apply. Find out more at

Self-funded CPD

If you're self-funding, then the team you need to contact depends upon how you wish to study. Some modules are available online whereas others are studied on campus, through distance learning or a mixture of the two.

Where will I study?

You'll study this course via distance learning.

Contact details

To find out more about studying this module through the LBR scheme, please contact the LBR team:

T: +44 (0)1332 591992

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For campus, blended or distance learning modules please contact the College of Health and Social care team:

T: +44 (0)1332 591703