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Physiotherapy Assistant Theory

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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.

5 days in a classroom setting. Learners will be required to complete work outside of class time.

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

Learner Record 50% Examination 30% Assignment 20%
Learners will receive assignment briefs and guidelines on completing these assessments.


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.

Study Mode:   Part-Time


Booking Form available by email to or online at

To apply for this course you can directly contact GMB College by:

Tel No:         01 66 24 325


Online:         On-line Application


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