Assistant Occupational Therapist Level 5

Assistant Occupational Therapist Level 5

About The Course

1 Year Full Time Assistant Occupational Therapist 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.

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 clients to manage their everyday activities. You will enjoy learning how to help these clients develop, recover and improve mobility as well as maintain the skills needed for daily living and working.

Course Coordinator: Tammy O’Rourke

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Biology
  • Care Skills
  • Communications
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Nursing Theory and Practice
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant Practice
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant Theory
  • Work Experience

Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.


QQI Nursing Studies 5M4349

Additional Certification

  • Patient Lifting and Manual Handling
  • First Aid and Cardiac First Response
Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate: O6/H7 in 5 subjects
or Leaving Certificate Applied
or 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.

Progression Opportunities

Progression Opportunities

QQI 5M4349 Nursing Studies major award may be used to access the Higher Education Links Scheme leading to courses in Nursing and Midwifery, Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy, Physiology and Health Science.

Mature students are eligible to apply to Occupational Therapy at:

NUI Galway, Trinity College Dublin; University College Cork.

All students may apply to UCAS: Occupational Therapy BSc Honours:

Glasgow Caledonian University, Ulster University, Robert Gordon University, Masters in OccTh.

Student Stories

Naoise Carroll


Naoise Carroll (Graduate 2019)

Now studying Bachelor of Science (with Honours) Occupational Therapy, Glasgow Caledonian University.



Eimear Finn


Eimear Finn (Graduate 2019)

Now studying Master of Occupational Therapy at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.


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