QQI Level 5 (5M1761)

Intellectual Disability Practice

 

Course Information

The purpose of this QQI Level 5 program is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skills and competence to work independently and under supervision applying the best practice to enabling Individuals with an Intellectual disability to reach their full potential and live the lives of their choice and to progress to further or higher education or training.

Course Content

Component Title Code
Intellectual Disability Studies 5N1652
The purpose of this award is to provide the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in the causes, range, and effects of intellectual disabilities; to develop an awareness of the importance of a social model of support and the role of various professionals in responding to the needs of the person with the intellectual disability.
Empowering the Individual 5N1749
The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the relevant knowledge, skill and competence to empower persons with intellectual disabilities in their daily lives and to facilitate them in making decisions about their own personal goals and support needs.
Community Inclusion 5N1740
The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence required to support and build the capacity of individuals with an intellectual disability, to develop socially valued roles and relationships within their local communities.
Facilitating Learning 5N1753
The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill, and competence to explore the ways in which people learn and to facilitate people with an intellectual disability to learn and develop new knowledge and skills.
Work Experience 5N1356
The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill, and competence to participate in the workplace for a limited time, carrying out work related tasks independently while under general direction.
 Team Working 5N1367
The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the relevant knowledge, skill, and competence to work as an effective member of a team, operating independently while under general direction and within a wide range of Diverse, team-oriented environments.
Understanding Special Needs 5N1709
The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence required to work effectively under direction in a special needs setting.

This award will also give learners an understanding of the context of special needs, the associated issues, and approaches.

Behavioural Studies                                                                                           5N1351
The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill, and competence to enable the learner to understand and predict behaviour with a range of social, cultural and organisational contexts utilising the theories, principles and concepts underpinning behaviour studies.
Word Processing 5N1358
The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to use a word processing application to produce documents in a variety of contexts to a mailable or publishable standard whilst working autonomously and under general direction.

Award Information

QQI Level 5 certificate in Intellectual Disability Practice 5M1761

Duration

1 year

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or QQI Level 4. For mature candidates (21+), experience will be considered in lieu of academic qualifications.

Note: This course requires participants to be Garda vetted. Continued participation on the course and work placement is dependent on the successful completion of this process

Course Fees

Student Services €125, Government Levy €200 (Medical card holders exempt), Patient Handling €35, QQI Exam fees €50 (Medical card holders exempt), Total: €410 (€160 with Medical Card)

 

Further Studies

Holders of the full QQI Award at Level 5 can progress to a range of Level 6, 7/8 options as follows:

Cork Institute of Technology:Social Care (CR031), University College Cork:College of Arts, Celtic Studies, Cork College of Commerce:Advanced Certificate in Health Service Supervisory Management (6M4978)

Career Prospects

There has been a rapid growth in the employment opportunities for holders of a QQI Level 5 full award inIntellectual Disability Practice. The College has developed links with care organisations who will come to speak to course participants about employment opportunities in the area.

Further Information
For information and application contactcontact:  info@citynorthcollege.ie
0214391782 or 021 4397740

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