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For those that do not wish to complete the Full Major Award in Occupational Therapy (Health Service Skills), you can now enrol onto the Theory and Practice modules separately.

Qualifications Gained

  • QQI Level 5 Minor Award in Occupational Assistant (Theory) (5N3766)
  • QQI Level 5 Minor Award in Occupational Assistant (Practice) (5N3765)

Entry Requirements

Entry to this course is by direct application to the college. There are no previous academic requirements.

Class Sizes

We are committed to ensuring you gain the most, academically and personally, during your study time with Portobello.  To facilitate this, we limit our class sizes to a maximum of 14 students on part-time programmes. With these uniquely small classes, we create the environment for you get to know everyone in your group, you can then feel comfortable and confident to ask questions and our tutors have the time to attend to the needs of each and every student. Many of our students tell us of the lifelong friendships they have made during their study time with Portobello.

Course Structure

The Theory and Practice modules are 1 evening per week over 12 weeks, (classroom contact).

Learners must complete 20 hours work experience.  Learners must secure this placement themselves.

Course Content Modules

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant Theory
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant Practice

Study Options

Theory & Practice modules on their own €1,199

Health Service Skills Award €1,799

Theory & Practice modules with Health Service Skills full major award €1,999

By completing the additional Health Service skills modules you can gain a full major award in Occupational Therapy with Health Service Skills



Name: Occupational Therapy Assistant - Theory & Practice Modules

Cost: 1199 Euro

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Course CodePrice and LocationInfo
Portobello Institute, Dublin 1
  • 26/02/18 – 28/05/18
  • Mon 6.30-9.30pm
  • 12 weeks contact delivery. Students will be required to complete some self-directed study in preparation for the practical classes and to complete theory      
Portobello Institute, Dublin 1
  • 09/07/18 - 13/07/18
  • Mon - Fri 9.30 - 4.30pm
  • This is a 1 week intensive course