Pre-University Physiotherapy

Course Aim

Pre-University Physiotherapy would be ideal for any learners wishing to advance their education and progress to a career in physiotherapy. Learners develop the skills needed for assessing and treating clients whose movement is restricted by injury, illness or disability. This course provides an excellent foundation in the fundamentals of physiotherapy and develops the necessary skills required to progress to higher education.


Learners will complete a combination of the following:

  • Anatomy & Physiology for Sport
  • Physiotherapy Assistant Practice
  • Physiotherapy Assistant Theory
  • Sport & Recreation Studies
  • Customer Service
  • Sport and Exercise Injury Prevention
  • Kinesiology
  • Work Experience
  • Exercise & Fitness
  • Nutrition


Qualification Obtained

QQI Level 5 Major Award (5M5146) in Sports, Recreation & Exercise


Entry Requirements

All our Level 5 PLC courses are open to school leavers (Leaving Cert/ Leaving Cert Applied Students/A Levels/GCSE or equivalent), QQI Level 4 graduates and mature applicants. A QQI Level 5 award is a prerequisite to access a Level 6 programme.

Progression To Degrees

University of Ulster | Physiotherapy | Level 8 (UCAS/HPAT Application)
University College Birmingham | Physiotherapy | Level 8 (UCAS/HPAT Application)
AIT | Athletic & Rehabilitation Therapy | Level 8
AIT | Sports Science with Exercise Physiology | Level 8
DkIT | Health and Physical Activity | Level 8
Hanze University, Netherlands | Physiotherapy | Level 8
IT Carlow | Sport Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy | Level 8
Portobello Institute | Sports Therapy | Level 8
Sheffield Hallam University | Physiotherapy | Level 8 (UCAS/HPAT Application)
University of Wolverhampton | Physiotherapy | Level 8 (UCAS/HPAT Application)

Career Prospects

Following the successful completion of the Pre-University Physiotherapy programme, you may progress to a degree which can lead to a career in:


Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy | Cardio Respiratory Physiotherapy | Sport Massage | Physiotherapy Lecturing | Acupuncture | Sports Rehabilitation | Sports Physiologist



2020-21 Course Fees

  • Enrolment Fee
  • Student Registration
  • PLC Government Levy
  • Exam Fees
  • Specialist Course Fees


Note - Some courses may require the learner to purchase relevant industry-specific material for their own use which may not be included in the list of course fees.

€30 of Enrolment Fees are Non-Refundable. All fees subject to change.

Fee Exemptions

The following categories of participant are exempt from paying the PLC Government Levy:

  • Medical Card/SUSI Grant/Back to Education Allowance Holders may be exempted from PLC Government Levy. Documentary Evidence must be presented immediately to avail of such exemptions.

  • Medical Card/Back to Education Allowance Holders may be exempted from QQI Exam Fees. Documentary Evidence must be presented immediately to avail of such exemptions.

Fee Payments

All fees must be paid online with a Credit/Debit card in advance of course commencement on 7th September 2020. Fees are subject to change. Please note that no refunds will be made by OFI after Friday 2nd October 2020. All requests for refunds must be made by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 



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