QQI Level 5 in Health Service Skills (5M3782) with an additional component in Adapted Physical Activity (5N4352)
1 Year, Full-Time

This innovative program is tailored for individuals passionate about contributing to the rehabilitation and holistic well-being of patients through therapeutic activities and rehabilitation therapy.  Our course aims to train students to manage and deliver therapeutic activities within healthcare environments effectively. Focusing on physical, mental, and social well-being, the program prepares students to create engaging therapeutic programs tailored to individual patient needs, promoting comprehensive rehabilitation and recovery processes.

Programme of Study

Elective Modules

  • Safety and Health at Work

Core Modules

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Rehabilitation Support
  • Care Support
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
Modules offered may be subject to change due to resource demands.

Course Highlights:

  • Vocational Focus: Directly addresses the demand from nursing homes and healthcare providers for skilled professionals.
  • Progression Opportunities: Equips students for immediate employment or further education in healthcare and related fields.
  • Expert Faculty: Learn from experienced educators and professionals in the field of healthcare and rehabilitation.
  • Practical Experience: Gain hands-on experience through work placements, enhancing your employability.

Who Should Apply?

The course is designed for a diverse range of participants, including new entrants to the healthcare sector, experienced healthcare workers looking to specialize in activity coordination, and individuals from social care or sports backgrounds aiming to transition into technical roles in healthcare settings. This program is also suitable for school leavers, mature students, and professionals seeking to improve patient well-being in environments such as nursing homes.

Entry Requirements:

Applicants should have completed the Leaving Certificate or equivalent. Mature students and those wishing to return to work or progress to higher education are also encouraged to apply.

Career Prospects:

Graduates can pursue careers as rehabilitation assistants, activity coordinators in healthcare settings, including hospitals, rehabilitation centres, and nursing homes, or further their education in related fields.

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Start your journey to making a meaningful difference in the lives of others. Join us at Dundrum College of Further Education for the Rehabilitation Assistant and Activity Coordinator course.