Occupational Therapy Support

Glasgow Clyde College


Langside Campus


HNC Occupational Therapy Support is designed to develop and enhance knowledge and skills in occupational therapy for employment in an occupational therapy setting or to progress to relevant degree programmes. Those who already work in healthcare, social and community services and education support settings can benefit from an enhanced understanding of how to improve overall occupational performance and function, enabling people to live more independently and to self-manage any long-term conditions to enhance their quality of life.

Units include: Context and Development of Occupational Therapy; Needs and Rights of Service Users; Policies and Procedures; Philosophy and Theory of Occupational Therapy; Anatomy and Physiology; Psychology; Sociology; Audit and quality assurance; Graded Unit.

Assessment is continuous, with a mix of practical and theoretical assessments.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers, preferably including English and a science-based subject, or Foundation Apprenticeship Social Services and Healthcare plus 1 Higher, preferably English, or relevant NC. Interview.

You must provide two suitable references (one must come from someone that has supervised you volunteering/working in a relevant care, support, education or play setting). This experience should be gained over a period of time of at least three months.

You will require a satisfactory PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check to show that you are suitable for this type of work.

Progression Routes

Relevant HND or Degree.

Start Date




Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning
Full time

Course Length

1 year


Health Care

SCQF Level