Occupational Therapy Assistant
QQI Level 5 – Occupational Therapy (5M3782)


  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Care Skills
  • Communications
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant Practice
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant Theory
  • Rehabilitation Support
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Work Experience


  • Healthcare Assistant in an Occupational Therapy unit
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Community Care
  • Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant
  • Healthcare Worker
  • Youth Worker

Courses Description

This Occupational Therapy Assistant (Health Service Skills) course is designed to equip the learner with the opportunity of obtaining a Major QQI Level 5 Award in Health Service Skills 5M3782. This course aims to equip the learner with the necessary skill required to progress on to potential employment as a Healthcare Assistant with knowledge of Occupational Therapy or to progress to other third level institutions.

Minimum Entry Requirements

A Leaving Certificate with minimum of 5 passes. Students must apply for Garda Clearance


  • QQI Level 5 – Health Service Skills 5M3782


  • Progression links exist for Level 7 – BSc in Applied Healthcare – SETU Waterford


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Please Note: Every effort is made to have these costs as accurate as possible, however, please be aware that some of these costings are supplied by external agencies & external exam bodies and there is a potential for those to change unexpectedly. If changes occur they will be communicated to learners as soon as possible.

Work Experience

Work experience placement in a related vocational area is an integral part of this course. It will consist of one block placement and day release (dates to be specified by the college). Students must obtain work experience themselves.


One Year

Students wishing to apply for Level 8 occupational therapy programmes in Ireland must satisfy the minimum requirements of the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland (https://aoti.ie)

N.B. Due to ongoing developments in QQI awards, names and content are subject to change.

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