Design Your Own Learning

Open to U.K. applicants only.

We accept applications year round.

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Develop the practice of occupational therapy

Our 3rd strategic intention aims to develop the practice of occupational therapy, this can be achieved through the development of occupational therapists and occupational therapy teams. There are times when developing your own ideas for a CPD event may be more helpful as the learning can be tailored to your needs or the needs of your department or service.

Funds can be requested to ‘buy in’ a presenter, trainer or coach as we recognise that group learning can often be more cost-effective, time-efficient and context-focussed if it takes place at your site. Alternatively, you may want to visit other leading services in the UK to learn from them; to learn from international centres of excellence, consider our International Scholarship award.

Arguably, the ‘design your own CPD’ is our most exciting funding opportunity as you can make it just what you need.

Case Studies

Being involved in the planning and hosting the conference has provided me with a multitude of learning experiences that is not limited to the actual day. Without doubt the standard of the speakers promoted a very positive face of the profession while challenging occupational therapists to think differently. 95% of those completing evaluations rated the overall conference as excellent, the key speakers and break-out sessions were rated as excellent 95% and 78% respectively. The value of having such a high quality program planned and delivered by Occupational Therapists in Guernsey is hard to quantify. The director responsible for Occupational Therapy was present throughout the day and feels she has a new understanding of Occupational Therapy value in the work of the organisation.

Fiona Hegarty, Occupational Therapy Lead (Physical Health), Channel Islands
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