The objective of this course is to provide learners with the essential skills needed to advance toward potential employment as an Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA), working under the guidance and supervision of an Occupational Therapist (OT).

Programme Modules

  • Care support 5N0758
  • Infection Prevention and Control 5N3734
  • Communications 5N0690
  • Work Experience 5N1356
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant Theory 5N3766
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant Practice 5N3765
  • Activities of Living Patient Care 5N3707
  • Anatomy and Physiology 5N0749

Career Opportunities

Successful graduates can gain employment as Occupational Therapy Assistant in the HSE or private health service providers.#

Course Duration

This is a full-time one-year course which runs from September to May.

Entry Requirements

A Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent is required, although exceptions are given to mature students who are over 23 years of age. Entry is subject to interview.


There are no fees to study this course.

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