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Aim: The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to assist the occupational therapist in the implementation of therapeutic programmes.

Participant Profile: Course is suitable for those who require a formal qualification and skills to work in a healthcare setting.

Duration: 5 days in a classroom setting. Learners will be required to complete work outside of class time.

Status: Elective Minor component

Credit Value: 15 credits of 120 credits required to achieve a major award in Health Service Skills 5M3782


Some of the Learning outcomes include:

  1. Explain key terms used in occupational therapy and their key components, to include self-care, leisure, work, functional mobility, cognition, perception, splint and orthosis
  2. Discuss the importance of the role of work, leisure and self-care in a person’s life
  3. Discuss the impact of physical, cognitive and perceptual impairment and disability on an individual’s ability to engage in self-care, work and leisure
  4. Discuss the rationale and benefits of the group approach in occupational therapy practice for interventions such as stress management, domestic skills retraining and educational groups
  5. Summarise the methods used to assess the need for and implementation of environmental adaptations, to include mobility aids, assistive devices, assistive devices to transfers, sensory and structural adaptations
  6. Analyse the roles of the occupational therapist and occupational therapy assistant in optimising functional mobility and transfers, to include identifying key extrinsic factors


Entry Requirement: Minimum of Level 4 certificate standard of education. Strong interest or working in providing quality care in a healthcare setting. A strong level of spoken and written English required.
Assessment: Assignment 20% Learner Record 30% Examination 50% Learners will receive assignment briefs and guidelines on completing these assessments.
Tutor Profile: All tutors are highly qualified and experienced healthcare experts.
Support: A range of accommodations and supports are available according to specific learner needs. One to one and email support available from tutors throughout the course.
Resources: Learners receive a comprehensive resource pack that can be used as a reference during and after the course.
Booking Process & Fee: Booking Form available by email to admin@barrowtraining.ie or online at www.barrowtraining.ie. Discounts available if the course is booked and paid in full online.
Transfer/progression: Successful completion enables the learner to transfer to programmes leading to other certificates where this component is a mandatory or an elective requirement at Level 5 & 6.

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  1. Jackie Faherty September 30, 2017 at 10:05 pm - Reply

    Hi I’m just wondering if this course is commending anytime in the near future.

    Also where is this course taught and on what days and time please.

    Jackie Faherty

  2. simon January 26, 2018 at 4:49 pm - Reply

    hi wondering how much is course and will it be in galway .thank you

    • Barrow Training January 29, 2018 at 10:04 am - Reply

      Hi Simon, many thanks for your message. Email sent to you now!

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