About the BA in Contemporary Disability Studies at Open Training College

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Would you like to start your career in a rewarding, challenging field? Then make your first stop a qualification in the BA in Contemporary Disability Studies by Open Training College.

Why study this disability focussed degree?

You will learn skills that will help you become more innovative in meeting the individual needs of people you support which leads to a better quality of life for them. It will assist you in delivering a service based on New Directions, HIQA standards and Assisted Decision Making legislation.

New Skills

This 3-year, QQI validated, level 7 degree course in Contemporary Disability Studies will upskill participants in areas such as:

  • person centred planning
  • advocacy
  • working with families
  • assisted decision making
  • supporting service quality
  • supporting wellbeing, and many others.

Earn your degree

OTC has worked with thousands of adult learners since 1992 and has created a learning community environment that encourages and fully supports learners to achieve their goal of earning a college degree.


This award-winning and user-friendly elearning platform means that you can study in your own time and continue to commit to family and work responsibilities.


Monthly instalments of €355 make it an affordable third level education option.

Read more information about the course here, enquire with the college here, or contact Conor on 01-2990580.

Gemma Creagh

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