Disability Studies

Maynooth University


Course Name Disability Studies
Course Provider Maynooth University
Course Code 70428 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Lifelong Learning
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Special Purpose Certificate (Level 7 NFQ)  More info... Special Purpose National University of Ireland Level 7 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Donegal Town, Maynooth
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Please apply using our On Line applications system (please see Application Weblink below.
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Duration 100 hours. The course will take place One Weekend per Month between October and May.
Entry Requirements Additional Information
• Admission Requirements
• Participants must be 21 years or over
• Have experience of working in the field of disability
• Have adequate skills to participate fully in a NUI Certificate level course
• Have an openness to reflect on one’s own practice, attitudes and beliefs
• Have a commitment to learning in a group setting

International & EU/EFTA Entry Requirements:
Visit the International Office website for details.
Mature Applicants Participants need to be 21 years of age or over on 1st January of the year in which the course commences. As courses are delivered in keeping with adult education practice, participants will be expected to: be willing to engage with group activities and group learning; be willing to learn through dialogue and reflection on experience; have a level of literacy that is sufficient to complete the assessment requirements.
Course Content

Disability Studies is a unique course for people working or wanting to be employed in the disability sector. It attracts both disabled and non-disabled students eager to understand oppression, exclusion and the politics of disability....

Subjects Taught Module 1: Study Skills & Student Support
Module 2: Models of Disability
Module 3: Equality & Advocacy
Module 4: Social Analysis & Environment
Assessment Method For assessment purposes, students are expected to have at least a 85% minimum attendance, complete a Learning Journal and other assignments.
Careers or Further Progression

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The NUI Certificate in Disability Studies is a standalone qualification however credits from this course can be used for Recognition of Prior Learning to go towards the Degree in Community Studies. Our Disability Studies courses have...

Further Enquiries Kay Loughlin
Department of Adult and Community Education
Tel: 01 - 708 6062
Email: kay.loughlin@nuim.ie
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