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Course Information

Aim: The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to work in a supportive role in the area of rehabilitation, physical disability or dysfunction in a domestic or institutional setting.

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

Programme Outcomes:

Some of the Learning outcomes include:

  1. Discuss posture, to include a definition of normal posture, the importance of postural alignment to achieve optimum function and the effects of clinical conditions on gait and balance
  2. Explain concepts and common terms used in the physiotherapy field, to include levels of mobility, non-weight, partial and full weight bearing
  3. Summarise the benefits of a range of therapeutic interventions to include exercise therapy, strengthening, range of movement, hydrotherapy
  4. Discuss the importance of providing appropriate feedback to clinical staff
  5. Practise a range of related risks, safety procedures and techniques to ensure the safety of both client and therapist during therapy, to include use and adjustment of physiotherapy equipment and mobility aids, client transfers and mobilisation, manual handling of client and equipment, and equipment maintenance
  6. Execute safe mobilising of clients of all weight bearing abilities, to include supportive positioning of affected body parts using appropriate equipment


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: Project 40% Skills Demonstration 60% 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. Alice November 17, 2017 at 9:32 pm - Reply

    Hello , I’m a qualified Health care assistant with 8 modules+ 1 from maternity care assistant ,so if I want to work as a physiotherapy assistant I will be able to attend this 5 days course ? Thank you

    • Barrow Training November 20, 2017 at 10:19 am - Reply

      Many thanks for your comment Alice, email sent to you now 🙂

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