College of Occupational Therapists Diploma

The degree-equivalent value of the Diploma of the College of Occupational Therapists (DipCOT) is recognised by universities and higher education institutions.

Please note that the Diploma of the College of Occupational Therapists (DipCOT) is no longer available.

To qualify as an occupational therapist you will now need to undertake an approved programme of study in occupational therapy at one of the 32 UK universities offering occupational therapy education. There are a variety of occupational therapy programmes available in the UK. Most are Bachelor of Science (with Honours) degrees. Postgraduate Diplomas and Master's degrees are also available.

The Diploma of the College of Occupational Therapists (DipCOT) award attracts 240 points at levels 1 and 2 for the purposes of the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS) of the Council for National Academic Awards (CNAA). The DipCOT attracts 360 points at levels 1, 2 and 3 in the Scottish system of SCOTCATS.

Please download the Diploma of the College of Occupational Therapists (DipCOT) request form if you need:

  • replacement DipCOT certificate
  • replacement DipCOT transcript
  • copy of the Diploma Course Syllabus
  • letter of verification of the following award of the DipCOT