- Disability Awareness 6N1975 – This module focuses on the lived experience of people with disabilities. Issues such as models of disability, the classification of disabilities, education, law, employment and concepts such as Universal Design and Independent Living are explored among other relevant topics.
- Differentiated Learning and Instruction 6N2225 – Examine challenges presented in implementing a best practice teaching and learning environment. Evaluate screening and profiling. Identify and discuss learning styles and their impact on lesson planning and teaching methodologies. Learn to deliver training to staff in a specific organisation on differentiated learning and instruction.
- Health Promotion 6N2214 – Understand the importance of raising the awareness of health related issues with individuals and within the community. Understand how to effectively evaluate health promotion programmes and organise a health promotion event relevant to the local community.
- Mental Health Awareness 6N2209 – Demonstrate an awareness of how body and mind interact to promote positive mental health. Learn about the ongoing interventions available in the community for people with enduring mental health difficulties (day centres, sheltered workshops, resource centres etc.). Recognise positive and negative factors which may affect mental health.Examine treatment approaches and their application (medication, physiotherapy, counselling etc.). Evaluate positive supports in the community which promote positive mental health e.g. yoga, pilates etc.
- Inclusive Education and Practice 6N2226 – Understand the importance of individual education plans and their development as well as devising lesson plans. Explore the stages of reading, writing and maths, the difficulties people have and ways to help. Learn about classroom management techniques and problems that may be faced. Research intelligence, giftedness, learning disabilities, the causes and types of behavioural problems that may be encountered and ways to help.
- Team Leadership 6N1948 – Participate in organisational planning and teamwork planning to include setting, specific measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound (SMART) objectives. Demonstrate team leadership to include team building, supporting team members at different stages of team development, motivation strategies, interpersonal communications etc. Negotiate a plan with team members involving effective delegation of tasks and responsibilities. Lead progress on a work plan taking corrective action to ensure successful completion of the plan.
- Group Work Theory and Practice 6N3669 – Implement group work sessions including planning, co-facilitating and evaluating. Utilise group work skills and processes to promote development. Discuss parameters of the role and skills of facilitator and analyse your engagement with groups as participant and facilitator.
- Work Experience 6N1946 – Present a detailed personal skills audit and career plan including personal goals, action points, development opportunities and career paths. Demonstrate supervisory skills and capacities in the workplace.
For entry to Level 6 a full QQI Level 5 Award in a complementary area is required. All applicants will undergo a processing stage during which further information will be gathered in relation to their application. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory completion of the processing stage.
Excellent progressions to:
- MTU Cork: Social Care (MT573)
- UCC: Social Science (CK102)
- UCC: Youth & Community Work (CK114)
- WIT: Social Care Practice (WD192)
Excellent progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges. Special arrangements in place with MTU Cork (CCPS), MTU Kerry and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students. Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course. See Progressions for details.
Roles in health, disability, education and intellectual disability environments.
- Duration: September to May
- Fees: €330 including QQI examination fees. (Medical card holders exempt from €80). See Payment for details.
- QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Inclusive Education and Training 6M2263.
- QQI Component Maths 5N1833 and Statistics 5N2066 (available as option in evening for learners requiring Maths or Statistics for progression).
- Work Experience: Students will undertake a block work placement of a minimum of 80 hours in a variety of community and health settings, which they source themselves. Garda vetting is an integral part of the application procedure for this course. Hepatitis B and flu vaccinations (others may be required in individual settings) are required for work experience in a healthcare setting. Applicants should be aware that healthcare environments used in work experience may insist that students are fully vaccinated for Covid 19.