Occupational Therapy Pre-University

Occupational Therapy (Pre-University) is a client-centered profession which assists individuals in their everyday activities. This course introduces the world of healthcare with a particular emphasis on occupational therapy. The programme will develop your understanding of how therapy is used to find practical solutions for people of all ages who have physical, sensory, or cognitive problems.

You will be introduced to supporting people regain independence in all areas of their lives, through the use of aids and equipment.

What Makes This Course Special

  • New Course for 2024/25
  • Direct to work qualification
  • High-level practical skills training
  • Detailed technical knowledge
  • Expert teaching team
  • Includes essential additional qualifications
  • Excellent progression routes

Course Content

  • Care Skills
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant Theory
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant Practice
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Nursing Theory and Practice
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Safety and Health at Work
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Progression to further study and careers including

  • Community
  • Nursing Home
  • Hospital
  • Hospice
  • Respite
  • Rehabilitation
  • Disability Services


I graduated in 2023. To say it was one of the best experiences I’ve had in my life is an understatement, as a mature student I got to study subjects that when I was in school, I did not like but enjoyed studying them here. I would highly recommend returning to education at any stage in life, I’m just sorry I left it this late to experience it. It’s never too late to learn something new.


Entry Requirements


  • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Nursing Studies 5M4349
  • Patient Lifting & Manual Handling


  • All course fees, from registration to exams and awarding body fees as well as course materials and equipment are covered.
    (see costs, fees and finance)

Garda Vetting
See the Garda Vetting details on the Entry Requirements Page

PLSS Code: 416413
Coordinator: Muire Burke

Course is subject to minimum enrolment. The programme content shown is indicative and is subject to change according to Awarding Body requirements as well as enrolment and resources.