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