The purpose of this award is to enable the students to acquire the knowledge, skills, and competence to work under supervision in providing support in a variety of ‘Rehabilitative Healthcare’ settings. A Rehabilitative Assistant works with occupational therapy teams to assess and treat people who have suffered mobility and other issues as a result of trauma, injury, illness or age. This programme is ideal for both school leavers and experienced mature persons seeking to further their education. Learners will complete work experience as part of this course.
- Care Support
- Infection Prevention & Control
- Work Experience
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Care of the Older Person
- Care Skills
- Safety & Health at Work
All our Level 5 PLC courses are open to school leavers (Leaving Cert/ Leaving Cert Applied Students/A Levels/GCSE or equivalent), QQI Level 4 graduates and mature applicants. A QQI Level 5 award is a prerequisite to access a Level 6 programme.
Progression To Degrees
DCU, TCD, DkIT, UCD | General Nursing | Level 8
DCU, TCD, UCD, DkIT | Mental Health Nursing | Level 8
DCU, TCD, DkIT | Intellectual Disability Nursing | Level 8
UCD, TCD, DkIT | Midwifery | Level 8 DkIT | Social Care | Level 8
WIT | Applied Health Care | Level 7 Maynooth | Social Science | Level 8
Graduates progress to employment in various areas including:
Care Assistant in Nursing Homes or Hospitals | Activity Coordinator | Personal Assistant in Schools | Care Assistant in Disability Services | Homecare Assistant
2021-22 Course Fees
Note - Some courses may require the learner to purchase relevant industry-specific material for their own use which may not be included in the list of course fees.
€30 of Enrolment Fees are Non-Refundable. All fees subject to change.
The following categories of participant are exempt from paying the PLC Government Levy:
- Medical Card/SUSI Grant/Back to Education Allowance Holders may be exempted from PLC Government Levy. Documentary Evidence must be presented immediately to avail of such exemptions.
- Medical Card/Back to Education Allowance Holders may be exempted from QQI Exam Fees. Documentary Evidence must be presented immediately to avail of such exemptions.
Enquire About A Course