Professional integrity starts at the point of your application, and continues throughout your working professional life.
Be clear that this is in all aspects of your life, even your social life.
Disclosure and Barring Service
As a student occupational therapist, at the point of applying, you will need to be aware of the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. This is needed, as to be a student health care professional, you will be working with some vulnerable people, so you need to be of good character and be trustworthy.
Further details regarding this will be sent out to you directly from our Admissions Department once you are called for interview.
Once you have applied for and received your certificate you will need to keep it safe as every time you go out onto placement you will need to produce it. Should you be unlucky enough to lose this, you will be responsible for replacing it in time so as not to affect your placement.
Advice here is keep it safe, where you can find it!
If you go the Disclosure and Barring website, this will help you to go through the process to ensure that you are able to apply and register for a professional degree programme.
Professional standards of conduct
As both Occupational Therapy students and Occupational Therapists you will also be required to meet the Health and Social Care Professions Council (HCPC) standards of conduct and the Royal College of Occupational Therapy’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.