Rehabilitative Therapy Assistant (Health Service Skills)

Course Aim

The purpose of this award is to enable the students to acquire the knowledge, skills, and competence to work under supervision in providing support in a variety of ‘Rehabilitative Healthcare’ settings. A Rehabilitative Assistant works with occupational therapy teams to assess and treat people who have suffered mobility and other issues as a result of trauma, injury, illness or age. This programme is ideal for both school leavers and experienced mature persons seeking to further their education.


Course Modules


  • Care Support
  • Infection Prevention & Control
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Care of the Older Person
  • Care Skills
  • Safety & Health at Work 


5M3782 QQI Level 5 Health Service Skills


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

WIT | Applied Health Care | Level 7
DCU, TCD, DkIT, UCD | General Nursing | Level 8
DCU, TCD, UCD | Mental Health Nursing | Level 8
DCU, TCD, DkIT | Intellectual Disability Nursing | Level 8
UCD, TCD, DkIT | Midwifery | Level 8
DkIT | Mental Health Nursing | Level 8


Career Opportunities

Graduates progress to employment in various areas including:

Care Assistant in Nursing Homes or Hospitals | Activity Coordinator | Personal Assistant in Schools | Care Assistant in Disability Services | Homecare Assistant


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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