Drogheda Institute of Further EducationOccupational Therapy Assistant Level 5

Occupational Therapy Assistant Level 5

1 year
Further Education and PLC, Level 5 QQI

Course description

This course is designed to develop and enhance knowledge and skills in occupational therapy (OT). OT Assistants help people who struggle with day-to-day activities to live a full and independent life. Students may also complete the following: Patient Lifting & Manual Handling First Aid Responder courses in preparation to work in a healthcare setting.

Course Content

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant Practice
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant Theory
  • Care Support
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Communications
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Work Experience
  • Nursing Theory and Practice


Level 5 QQI certificate – 5M3782.

Progression Options

Graduates may progress into employment as an Occupational Therapy Assistant in a variety of therapy/care settings.

Graduates from this course may gain entry to a range of specialist related degrees courses.

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