Occupational Therapy Assistant

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Course Content

O c c u pat i o n a l T h e r a p y A s s i s ta n t
  • Care Support
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant Practice
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant Theory
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Communications
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Work Experience
  • Nursing Theory and Practice
  • First Aid

Course Description

This course is aimed at learners who love the challenge of problem solving and helping people in practical ways to complete Activities of Daily Living. The specialist programme will guide learners to work as an assistant in an Occupational Therapy Department or as part of a Multi-Disciplinary Team. The role provides support to older, injured, ill or disabled patients to enable them to partake in everyday activities.


5M3782 QQI Level 5 Health Service Skills

Certificate in Moving & Handling

Infection Prevention & Control

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults.

Career Opportunities

The course will allow successful candidates to seek employment in locations such as:

Hospitals, community settings, nursing homes, rehabilitation centres, day-care facilities or residential settings.

Once qualified you can apply for a job as one of the following:

Occupational Therapist Assistant | Occupational Therapy Technical Instructor | Rehab Support Worker Hospitals & Community | Activity Coordinator | Care Assistant in Disability Services | Homecare Assistant | Healthcare Assistant


Qualified Occupational Therapist Assistants can earn up to €32k per annum

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Progression to degrees

Graduates who achieve the required standard may progress to further studies in the FET sector at level 6 or to IT Colleges/Universities:

Ulster University | Occupational Therapy | Level 8
Cardiff University | Occupational Therapy | Level 8
DkIT | General Nursing | Level 8
DkIT | Health and Physical Activity | Level 8
Letterkenny Institute | Higher Certificate in Health Science with Occupational Therapy Studies | Level 6
UWE Bristol | Occupational Therapy | Level 8 & Higher Degree Apprenticeship

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Fees For The Academic Year 2024 – 2025

All courses have a Registration Fee of €30 (non-refundable).

A non-refundable Registration fee of €30 will be payable on acceptance of a PLC place. Essential course materials may be required for some courses the cost of which will be borne by the student.

All fees are subject to change. All fees must be paid with a Credit/Debit card online. No cash is acceptable.

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This course has given me so much knowledge and opportunity. I left full time work to return to education, not even sure what Occupational Therapy was prior to doing this course. All the teachers are brilliant at teaching and made the course interesting and exciting. All the support I needed was offered. The group was small and so friendly, which made the year even better. Within 3 weeks of graduating, I have secured a role as an Occupational Therapy Assistant locally with the HSE. I think its such an exciting field of healthcare and look forward to moving further into it.

C Putz Graduate 2022 - 23