Assistant Occupational Therapist - Level 5

Assistant Occupational Therapist – Level 5

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 student therapist course is 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
  • Biology
  • Care Provision and Practice
  • Communications
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant Theory
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant Practice
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Work Experience
  • Nursing Theory and Practice

Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.

Certification

QQI Nursing Studies 5M4349

Additional Certification

  • Patient Lifting and Manual Handling
  • First Aid Response –PHECC,
  • Cardiac First Response –PHECC
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.

Interview

All applicants will be interviewed.

Progression Opportunities and Employment Prospects

Progression Opportunities

Mature students are eligible to apply to

Occupational Therapy at NUI Galway
Trinity College Dublin
University College Cork
Nursing and Social Care through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme.

Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy;
Physiology and Health Science and all branches of Nursing and Midwifery.

Glasgow Caledonian University, Bachelor of Science (with Honours) Occupational Therapy;
Robert Gordon University, Masters in Occupational Therapy.

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
Graduate Profile

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.