Become an associate member
Become a COT associate member and ensure your role in the occupational therapy profession is fully recognised
Occupational therapy support staff are essential to the delivery of occupational therapy services. To ensure you are practising within the scope of your profession, and with the latest evidence base to meet the needs of your service users, become a member of BOT.
Who is eligible to become an associate member?
All occupational therapy support workers and technical instructors are welcome to join BAOT/COT as associate members. As a member, you can access a wide range of professional resources for every stage of your career journey. If you are supervised in your work by a registered occupational therapist and engaged in work within the recognised definition of occupational therapy, you are eligible to join as an associate member.
You could be saving money with COT Associate membership
COT associate membership is fantastic value and in your first year of membership you will instantly receive a 25% discount meaning you’ll pay only £10.25 per month. COT Associate membership includes UNISON membership along with the full range of member benefits. If you are already a UNISON member alone, joining COT gives you two memberships in one.
Stay ahead in your career
Map your career with our continuing professional development tools and online resources. Learn more about training opportunities and career frameworks available from BAOT.
Raise the profile of occupational therapy support staff and technicians
Join or start a local group for COT support staff and technicians. Make your voice heard by becoming a member of your regional committee.
Student membership for support workers in formal education
If you are studying the HNC in occupational therapy support or the Open University Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care, your COT associate membership ensures you are fully represented in all industrial relations issues while in your workplace.