Student OT Placements
Student Occupational Therapy Placements
South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust is committed to supporting and developing the future healthcare workforce across all disciplines. Our Trust covers the whole of Warwickshire for children and young people who require access to the Occupational Therapy Service.
Within the Children’s Occupational Therapy team, we consistently support students and learners, primarily from Coventry University on their clinical placements. Our placements offer a wide range of clinical experiences and we work with children and their families within clinics, hospitals, homes, early years settings, mainstream schools and special schools.
Occupational Therapy students are given the opportunity to work closely with parents, teachers, education support agencies and other health professionals. Students are supported by a placement co-ordinator and a named educator as well as the wider team who have a high level of training and experience across a range of medical conditions and age groups. Opportunities to reflect on and discuss all clinical and non-clinical experiences are embedded into our clinical placements.
We maintain a close relationship with the universities we work with to ensure that we offer a high quality, positive learning experiences for all learners.
We have an Allied Health Professions (AHP) Student Lead within the Pre-Graduate Education Team who supports the AHP Teams and students across the Trust with learning, development and education.
There are a number of routes into a career in Occupational Therapy including Undergraduate degree (BSc), Postgraduate degree (MSc) and Apprenticeships. To find out more please click on the links below.
There are also Support Worker and Assistant roles across Occupational Therapy teams. To find out more, please click here.
We will also consider supporting students from out of region Universities whose permanent home address is within Warwickshire. Please contact our Learning & Development Team on Learning.Development@swft.nhs.uk to discuss placement opportunities within our Trust.