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Aim: The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to work effectively and offer support to a physiotherapist in a clinical environment.

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. Summarise the roles and responsibilities of a physiotherapy assistant and of a chartered physiotherapist
  2. Explain the role of important anatomical systems
  3. Apply knowledge gained to recognise a range of common medical conditions
  4. Practice the skills required to support the client in all aspects of the physiotherapy intervention
  5. Identify the skills required to support therapeutic handling in a range of physiotherapy interventions
  6. Practice therapeutic handling in a range of physiotherapy interventions
  7. Reflect on relationships with client relatives and multidisciplinary team members and interpersonal issues that arise in physiotherapy interventions
  8. Reflect on personal effectiveness as a physiotherapy assistant to include own strengths and weakness


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: Learner Record 50% Examination 30% Assignment 20% 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. Helen Nolan January 25, 2018 at 6:36 pm - Reply

    I would like to know if you are still running physiotherapy assistant course

    • Barrow Training January 26, 2018 at 12:25 pm - Reply

      Hi Helen, many thanks for the message. Email sent to you now!!!!

  2. Wendy Mc Farlane September 21, 2018 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    Hi do you have any word on when this course will be running again?

  3. Ruth Brady October 28, 2018 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    Hi, I am interested in this course as a Physiotherapy assistant.

  4. Therese October 29, 2018 at 1:53 pm - Reply

    Just wondering if you are still running this course and what are the fees and whereabouts is it ran.

    Thanks in advance


  5. Majella Jacob January 10, 2019 at 11:06 am - Reply

    Hi, I would like to know if you are still running the physiotherapy assistant course and what is the fee.

    Kind regards


  6. clare keenan January 27, 2019 at 11:32 am - Reply

    hi are you still this course

  7. Doctor April 27, 2019 at 8:18 pm - Reply

    Hi, are you still running this course, how much are the course fees and where are you located ?


  8. Alan Herron October 1, 2019 at 10:11 am - Reply

    hi . i am interested in this course when might it run and what is the cost .
    thank you .

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