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Occupational Health Technicians
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Applications for this should be made by 31st August. Applications after this date may still be considered.

Certificate
Occupational Health Technicians

Undergraduate course
Health

Develop the skills required to consistently improve the health and wellbeing of working populations

  • Attendance
  • Duration
    1 Year
  • Start date
  • Main Location
    City Campus
Applications for this should be made by 31st August. Applications after this date may still be considered.

Your Course

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With the opening of the £1 million Clinical Skills Suite on our City Campus, we are able to offer an expanded range of multi/inter-professional education for practitioners in health and social care.
Entry Requirements
Additional Requirements: Applicants should be working in or about to commence work in a support worker role in a field commensurate with the course. Applicants should normally have GCSE grade C or above in English Language and Maths, applicants who do not have English as their first language should have IELTS 6.0 with no skill below 5.5 or an equivalent award. Written support is required from your manager for completion of the course including proficiency in literacy and numeracy to the required standard, access to and ability to carry out word processing, use of online learning tools in a virtual learning environment, allocation of a mentor in practice, approval for release to attend the taught sessions and also time to complete the assessments associated with the course. You are also required to submit a 250-500 word personal statement detailing your reasons for applying for this course, your relevant communication, numeracy and ICT skills, your knowledge skills and values which are compatible with working in this area, a commitment to personal development and learning and reflection on how the course will be of benefit to you.
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Careers

  • Jane Phillips

Careers

Jane Phillips
Product Design Engineer, GR Electricals

MSc Health & Community Care

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“I have worked for 30 years, and I have been surprised about the difference studying has made. My course allows me to take a new perspective on my role and question how and why I do things, which is making a positive difference to my clients and me.

MODULES & LEARNING

This module will support and develop your knowledge, skills and ability to deliver evidence based practice for workers within an occupational health setting.

You will enhance your awareness of patient/client/family/community focused approaches by developing communication skills and understanding codes of practice to better equip support workers with up to date knowledge and skills when working closely with patients/clients/ families/ communities and people they are regularly in contact with, actively applying the knowledge and skills on a daily basis gradually enhancing your skills and interactions within your working environment.

This module will provide you with the key skills and information in order for you to continually develop your ability to learn and enhance personal capabilities and relate it to the workplace.

Delivered through flexible learning over one year, our course is designed to fit around you and your working pattern. Your study will include one day attendance at our University every month, as well as study via distance learning.
  • Sue Sherwin
    Sue Sherwin Sue Sherwin
    Dean of School

    We have a long history of providing education across a wide range of professional and academic disciplines in health, applied global ethics, social sciences and related subject areas... The Faculty has a number of areas of research excellence.

    Sue Sherwin is the Head of School for Health and Community Studies. She joined our University as a Senior Lecturer in 1996 after supporting the development of the first degree in Mental Health Nursing from Leeds Beckett.

    Sue is a Mental Health Nurse by professional background, having worked as a senior sister in forensic psychiatry before joining Leeds Beckett.

  • Dr Duncan Sharp
    Dr Duncan Sharp Dr Duncan Sharp
    Dean of School

    We have a long history of providing education across a wide range of professional and academic disciplines in health, applied global ethics, social sciences and related subject areas... The Faculty has a number of areas of research excellence.

    Dr Duncan Sharp is a Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry, Biomedicine Research theme lead, and Healthcare lead for the Enterprise Academy at Leeds Beckett University.

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FEES & FUNDING
Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most undergraduate modules have a credit point value of 20. The tuition fee for students entering in in 2016/17 on this course is £525 for each 20 credit point module. For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £26.25. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation.
See further information on financing your studies or information about whether you may qualify for one of our Bursaries and Scholarships.

Health and social care staff within Yorkshire and Humber whose organisations provide NHS commissioned services may be eligible for Yorkshire and Humberside LETB funding. NHS funded places are limited and you may need to seek an alternative funding source. To apply for NHS funding use the statement of support form which can be found using this link.

Facilities

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Clinical Skills Suite
    Clinical Skills Suite

    The £1 million suite has been designed to meet the learning needs of a range of health professionals, with specialist equipment in purpose-built rooms enabling a variety of sessions to be carried out in a suitable and safe environment.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

An amazing place to spend your days

It is not every university that can offer you the chance to study in the best tall building in the world. But we can. Our City Campus is home to such award-winning learning environments as Broadcasting Place, voted best tall building in the world in 2010. Other buildings include the Rose Bowl, home to our Business School, which was awarded Best Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property awards. Just over the road from the Rose Bowl is the Leslie Silver building which houses one of our impressive libraries across five floors. The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year.

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