Health Service Skills: Assistant Occupational Therapist - Level 5

Health Service Skills: Assistant Occupational Therapist – Level 5

1 Year Full Time Course
QQI Level 5

If you would love the challenge of problem solving and helping people in practical ways in their daily occupation, then this is the course for you.

About The Course

If you would love the challenge of problem solving and helping people in practical ways in their daily occupation, then this is the course for you.

Working in day-care facilities, nursing homes, community centres, in client’s homes or residential settings requires healthcare workers who can support clients in their day-to-day living.

Our specialist and experienced tutors will guide you as an assistant in occupational therapy to support older, injured, ill or disabled patients manage everyday activities. You’ll enjoy learning how to help these clients develop, recover and improve as well as maintain the skills needed for daily living and working.

Subjects
  • Care Support
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Communications
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant Theory
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Work Experience
  • Nursing Theory and Practice
  • First Aid

Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.

Certification

QQI Health Service Skills 5M3782

Additional Certification

  • Manual Handling
  • CPR
Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate: O6/H7 in 5 subjects
Leaving Certificate Applied
QQI Level 4
Equivalent qualifications will be accepted

Mature Applicants

Mature applicants who have relevant industry experience and may not meet the above requirements are welcome to apply.

Interview

All applicants will be interviewed.

Progression Opportunities and Employment Prospects

Progression Opportunities

Mature students are eligible to apply to Occupational Therapy at:

  • GY052 NUI Galway
  • TR052 Trinity College Dublin
  • CK704 University College Cork
  • Nursing and Social Care through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme
  • CW188 Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy
  • CW106 Physiology and Health Science

Employment Prospects

As an assistant in occupational therapy you can work in a variety of settings with people who:

  • are physically disabled
  • are recovering from an illness or operation
  • have learning disabilities
  • have mental health problems