Intellectual Disability Practice

Open Training College


Course Name Intellectual Disability Practice
Course Provider Open Training College
Course Code 5M1761
Course Type Lifelong Learning
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Level 5 Certificate (Level 5 NFQ)  More info... Major QQI Level 5 NFQ
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Attendance Options Flexible
Location (Districts) Dublin
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment The next course will commence in Autumn 2018. Please contact the College.
Application Date

Expand+Applications for this course are accepted through our online application centre. To apply for the degree, you will need to:

◾Satisfy the entry requirements for the programme
◾Provide a range of documents to support your application

Application Weblink Web Page - Click Here
Duration 1 year Classroom/Part Time
Course Fee €1,495.
Entry Requirements You can apply for this course if you:

◾Work at least part time in a disability service or as an SNA in a school

◾Volunteer for at least 2-4 hours per week in a similar service

If you do not fall into these categories but are interested in the course, please contact us either using the form at the bottom of the page or calling us on (01) 298 8544
Course Content

Expand+This one year programme provides participants with the tools to take a person-centred approach to supporting individuals with an intellectual disability. This will enhance their quality of life and allow them to achieve their full potential.


Subjects Taught

Expand+The certificate is made up of ‘core’ and ‘elective’ modules. The six core modules are mandatory and have to be completed by everyone.

The electives are designed to allow people ‘customise’ the course to meet their specific personal, professional o...

Assessment Method To successfully complete the course, you will need to:

◾Write a series of short assignments

◾Demonstrate you have acquired key skills you will use in your role such as the ability to teach a task or hold a meeting, for example

◾Write accounts of what you have learnt in a module

◾Sit an exam

This may sound quite daunting but its important to understand the kind of supports we offer out students.
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Having a relevant QQI Level 5 qualification is a basic requirement to access work as a care assistant, SNA, health care assistant or social care assistant in a large number of organisations. If you are working already in a service that is HIQA regula...

Further Enquiries Contact the College via the website course page, or call Conor on 01-2990580. You can also email him at
Location Blended learning with workshops in Cork, Galway, Athlone and/or Dublin. (locations subject to demand)
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