Drogheda Institute of Further EducationPhysiotherapy Assistant Level 5

Physiotherapy Assistant Level 5

1 year
Further Education and PLC, Level 5 QQI

Course description

This course equips learners with the knowledge, skills and competence to work in a supportive role in the area of rehabilitation and physical disability. The Physiotherapist Assistant’s role is to work under the direction and guidance of a Chartered Physiotherapist to assess, treat and support recovering clients.

Course Content

  • Care Support
  • Infection Prevention & Control
  • Physiotherapy Assistant Practice
  • Physiotherapy Assistant Theory
  • Care Skills
  • Rehabilitation Support
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Anatomy & Physiology


Level 5 QQI certificate – 5M3782.

Progression Options

Graduates can obtain employment in the Health Service Executive (HSE) and the Healthcare sector including nursing homes, retirement villages, hospitals, community and care settings. This course also provides entry to a range of related degree courses in Universities and Institutes of Technology.

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