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Distance without attendance


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Occupational Therapy

Course type


Course Summary

Course summary

  • Study on a course run in partnership with Sensory Integration Education (SIE)
  • Develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of the neuroscience underpinning sensory integration and processing, and the theory and application of Ayres Sensory Integration®
  • Build understanding and recognition of sensory integration and processing, throughout the lifespan with a range of individuals

This course is available to Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Speech and Language Therapists, and equips you with the knowledge and confidence to practise as a sensory integration practitioner.

How you learn

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

You learn through

  • Online presentations and lectures
  • Module e-Mentor facilitated forum discussions
  • Quizzes and practical activities
  • Independent study tasks
  • Online activities
  • Clinical hours and reflection

All modules ensure that the perspective of the person and their family (the service user) is at the heart of the learning. You will have your own Module e-Mentor who will support your individual learning needs, plus an online study group offering peer learning support.

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • Healthcare
  • Social care
  • Education
  • Third sector organisations
  • Private practice

Students who complete this course may also go on to further study, by completing either a PgDip in Sensory Integration (along with Advanced Sensory Integration Practitioner status awarded by SIE) and a Masters in Sensory integration.


Sensory Integration 1: Foundations And Neuroscience (30 Credits) - Core
Sensory Integration 3: Clinical Reasoning And Practice In Sensory Integration: Intervention (40 Credits) - Core
Sensory Integration 2: Clinical Reasoning In Sensory Integration: Assessment (20 Credits) - Core
Sensory Integration 3: Clinical Reasoning And Practice In Sensory Integration: Intervention (40 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Normally, applicants will hold a first degree or professional qualification in Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy or Speech and Language Therapy which is recognised in the UK. Equivalent, international academic and/or professional qualifications will be accepted. Applicants are usually required to provide at least one reference evidencing your capability for postgraduate study.

University information

When studying a postgraduate degree at Sheffield Hallam University students will be working at the cutting edge of their discipline, using the latest techniques, ideas, practices, and insights to address contemporary issues in their discipline, professional practice and the workplace. There are over 30,000 students at Sheffield Hallam University, and just over 6,000 of those are studying at postgraduate level. The university places a...more

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