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Occupational Therapy, Theory & Practice Only, Blended Learning

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Approx 3 months


QQI Level 5


Awarding Body

Start Date

Start Date
February 2020

Occupational Therapy, Theory & Practice Only, Blended Learning


Occupational therapists help people who have problems with their physical or mental health. Their aim is to maximise their clients independence at home and with their working and social lives. They assess needs, and plan and carry out activities that help people to look after themselves. A number of our graduates have been recruited directly from the Institute to work as an assistant to a clinician or practitioner in clinic and hospital settings.

Students will gain a knowledge of the theory and principles of occupational therapy practice, and of the role of the occupational therapy assistant in the implementation of therapeutic programmes. Students learn about human occupation, growth and development and become familiar with the elements of activities of living. They develop the skills and techniques to assist a patient/client in the activities of living in order to enhance their quality of life. The Occupational Therapy Assistant also learns the basic principles of infection control and are taught to apply standard precautions in relation to infection control.

Many of our past pupils have used this course to support their entry for further studies at degree level when applying as mature students. This type of programme helps students gain experience and demonstrates dedication to the profession.

Students may choose to complete their studies at a later stage for the QQI level 5 major award in Healthcare Support or Health Services Skills by completing the remaining 6 modules. Alternatively students may enrol for the full major award at the time of application


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

QQI Level 5 Minor Award in Occupational Assistant (Theory) 

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

This is a blended learning course with home study and 2 supported workshops.

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

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant Theory
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant Practice

Course price €899

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Course Code Location & Info Price
HOTM--DS-FE-20 Portobello Institute, Dublin 1

09/02/20 (T) and 23/02/20 (P)
€899 Book Now
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