Physiotherapy Assistant
QQI Level 5 – Physiotherapy Assistant (5M3782)


  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Care Support
  • Communications/Personal Effectiveness
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Physiotherapy Assistant Practice
  • Work Experience
  • Physiotherapy Assistant Theory
  • Body Massage and Figure Analysis


  • Healthcare Assistant in a Physiotherapy unit
  • Healthcare Assistant working with a Physiotherapist
  • Healthcare Support role
  • Youth Worker

Courses Description

This Physiotherapy 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 Physiotherapy Assistant, a Health Care Assistant or 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 the Level 7 – BSc in Applied Healthcare – SETU Waterford


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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

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